Low back pain is one of the most common discomfort experienced by runners, the reason why is that the discs that cushion the movement between the vertebrae of the spine suffer a constant pressure, which leads to the appearance of cervical hernias that press the sciatic nerve transmitting permanent pain towards the leg. In severe cases this can leave you immobilized and with the possibility of needing a surgery.
Is it bad to run if you have lower back problems?
It is proven that moving is better than being still, actually many people practice running to avoid the consequences of sedentary lifestyle. Despite this, the muscles and cartilage of the back aren’t designed for a constant and rigid pressure for a long time. In fact, keeping the muscles of the back in good shape favors that the discs don’t receive excessive pressure that causes them a hernia. However, the deeper muscles do not relax so easily during the night and as the days go by, the stiffness builds up.
How to avoid a herniated disc that leads to surgery?
Removing tension from the deeper muscles of the spine is the key to solving this problem. However, it is difficult to reach this area even for masseurs and chiropractors, so back specialists use safe and effective professional tools such as Cordus and Sacrus to stimulate the deep muscles of the entire spine. This device is designed to reposition the vertebrae in their place and stimulate the deep muscles to return to their natural form, which favors a correct posture and helps to alleviate serious problems such as herniated discs, lumbago, sciatica, scoliosis, etc.
One of the great benefits of this method is that specialists recommend it to continue with the therapy at home, since you don’t need to move to apply it easily in the comfort of home or office, in the armchair or on a rug. In addition to Cordus it is recommended to take additional measures before running how to use a special footwear for running, warm up and do not run with the body tense as this contributes to excessive pressure on the intervertebral discs. Remember that the whole body should run, not just the legs. Likewise, it maintains a correct posture always looking forward, not to the ground.