It may sound obvious that the leg and back muscles are directly connected to one another, there’s an intricate web of muscles, ligaments and tendons that travel through the pelvis and make up the area of the hips and glutes, when you start to move your legs the back muscles start to work as well to keep you straight, balanced and strong. As well as the back and legs being connected via muscles, ligaments and tendons, they are also connected via nerves, which is why people with extreme back pain in the ‘sciatica’ region often state that the pain travels down their legs, more often than not, it’s the muscular tension effecting the freedom of movement in the nerves that travel through the pelvis that causes this discomfort.
Lower back pain is a major issue in society today affecting thousands of people everyday with no understanding of why they are getting pain in this area. Sometimes it may be a spinal problem or nerve problem but the majority of the time it will be due to a muscular problem. If you are experiencing any numbness or shooting pains, we suggest you consult a doctor, our expert team will be able to make referrals if needs be.
Cost of Pain
Back pain alone will affect around 59% -84% of the global population. 10%-20% of these patients will experience chronic low back pain, that’s pain lasting more than 3 months. On a global scale, chronic low back pain could effect up to 1.2 billion people a year. In the U.K alone the healthcare cost is a staggering £1.6 billon a year not to mention the cost to employers which is around £630 million per year!!! We have had countless accounts from our clients on how our Massage has reduced and even cured them from pain, makes us feel warm and fuzzy, read on for the science… Continue reading The Latest on Massage and Pain Relief