For modern people, you are very likely to suffer from back pains every now and then. It seems like an unavoidable discomfort and probably, you have also used to it. However, you have more control than you think! There are many ways you can get back pains, but the most common causes are: lack of stretching, lack of attention to your movements, and years of wear and tear. By practicing Yoga, you can stretch and relax in the yoga positions, strengthen the muscles to protect your back and gain more body awareness in your daily life to avoid stressing your back. However, in order to be more efficient in tackling the problematic back areas, it is necessary to engage a personal trainer to personalize the training program for you to see the results fast.
The Everyday Back Pain – The Common Back Pains
Often, people injure themselves by over-training or with incorrect workout postures. Sometimes people over-exert themselves in the once-in-a-while workout session with their family or friends. As a result, their backs suffer. Also, back pains can incur by incorrect postures such as not maintaining a neutral back when doing deadlifts.
Poor Lifting Technique
Back injury can be induced by improper bending and lifting. From picking up something on the floor, to bending over the chair to retrieve an item, and to using one hand holding onto an object, these casual movements can dangerously strain your back without you even notice it. This is especially alarming for elderly to hurt their back due to lack of proper bending and lifting as the consequences can be detrimental.
Absentmindedness During Daily Activity
Simple tasks like holding your laundry bag or washing the dishes can get your spine bent out of shape if your body isn’t ready. Back injury does not necessarily be trigger by exaggerated movements or movements involve a heavy object. You can hurt your back by just doing some simple household chores or just picking up a pen from the floor. Many back injuries occur due to fatigue of the mind and body. So it is even more dangerous if your mind is not focus on what you are doing while doing it.
Commuting & Computing
We are sitting everyday! You sit at work, you sit while driving and you sit in front of the TV. But constantly sitting down upsets and stresses your back. Constantly sitting will cause poor blood circulation to your lower body and deprives the nutritions in the discs of spine. So sitting will cause tensions on your back and neck and put more pressure on the spine than lying down or standing up.
How Personal Training Can Help Your Back Pain?
Align your body & Correct the posture
Yoga poses are meant to train the body to be healthy and supple. Consistent practice will definitely bring you results, but with professional guidance, it is more efficient to tackle the problems of your targeted pain areas. For people who are suffering from back pains, it is important to find the correct postures that do not stress your back and avoid tensions in the spine. With a personal trainer, you can reap benefits from improved posture and an increased sense of balance, with head, shoulders, and pelvis in proper alignment. Proper body alignment and good posture will help in maintaining the natural curvature of the spine, which is an important part of reducing or avoiding lower back pain.
Re-educating the body
It’s true that you can curate body awareness through Yoga. However, most people need a longer period of time to gain their body awareness by just doing Yoga in a group class. It may be due to insufficient posture correction in the big group or lack of focus on activating the specific body parts. However, by engaging a personal trainer, you will be receiving guidance on specific positioning and repositioning, which not only limbers the body but also trains you to understand the limitations of your body. An increased awareness acts as a preventive measure, in that you will know what types of motions should and should not be avoided. This will lead to lower chances of hurting your back in the future.
Individualized training plan
Our instructors will conduct a postural evaluation and understand the pain history of the individual to identify any tight, weak or unstable areas, then follow up with a flexibility assessment and pain provocation tests to reveal the specific pain triggers in terms of offending motions postures and loads. Together, these will guide the instructors on their selection of movement techniques to help sooth your conditions.