Yoga Stretches & Poses for Lower Back Pain Relief
Lower back pain is prolific! I’ve actually heard that 80% of people suffer from or have suffered from back pain. Yoga for lower back pain and yoga poses for lower back pain relief is a common theme. Even yoga sequences for lower back pain have been developed. With a little flick of a mouse and a little help from Google, you could easily research all this. Searching “Yoga stretches for lower back pain” and “yoga poses for lower back pain and relief,” you will find a lot of info, due to the enormity of this issue. When I was 28 years old, I was in an automobile accident (rear-ended) and thus began a 19-year journey to heal my injured spine. This blog is meant to share some of what I’ve learned. Firstly, there is a lot of info out there and there may be a lot of conflicting info. One reason for this is that there is not one certain fix for everyone. As some yoga poses may help one person, they may actually irritate another person. So there needs to be a gathering of information, and then experimentation through implementation. Not all, yet most lower back pain is a by-product of compression. The soft disc that exist between the vertebrae becomes compressed due to a certain event, or multiple events, or simply gravitational compression over time. This compression pushes the interior gel of the disc outward, causing a bulge and on many occasions a bursting of the disc wall. The contact of this bulge or the gel (inner material of the disc) with the nerves in this region is what creates the pain people experience. One type of pain is called sciatica, which can travel through the buttocks all the way to the feet. Another type of pain is called mechanical pain, which is instigated by the movement of the compressed nerve region.