Unformatted text preview: – Pain radiating the length of the sciatic nerve originating in the back and running down the hip and leg. o Scoliosis – Lateral curvature of the spine. Most serious posture problem. What causes lower back pain? It is the leading cause of trips to the doctor. o Weak inflexible hamstrings o Weak abdominal muscles o Inflexible his flexors o Short tight lower back muscles o In 10-15% of cases the cause can be more serious – a bulging or herniated disk For a healthy back: o Strengthen abdominal and lower back muscles. o Stretch hamstrings, hip flexors, and lower back muscles regularly. o Exercise good posture while standing and sitting. o Stay active. Be involved in regular cardio, and muscular exercise....
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PE 100G taught by Professor Ratzlaff during the Spring '08 term at Tabor.
- Spring '08