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How to remedy lower back pain when walking for leisure?

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  • ninerbuffninerbuff Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 43,653 Member Member, Greeter, Premium Posts: 43,653 Member
    heybales wrote: »
    Likely some imbalance in muscle strength and tightness.

    Lower tight back could be tight hamstrings, glutes, and hip flexors pulling the hips forward.

    Could be other reasons too - best to know.

    Get some ideas and go in with knowledge, or perhaps figure it out on your own anyway.

    Here's a PT showing you some tests to do, and therapy.
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  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,805 Member Member Posts: 3,805 Member
    OP: Have you tried a back brace?
  • girlwithcurls2girlwithcurls2 Member Posts: 2,035 Member Member Posts: 2,035 Member
    "Ears over shoulders over hips." (Kind of like keeping your shoulder blades in your back pocket.) This was the mantra when our pool was open for our deep water cardio class. It's hard to do in water, and on land, we don't even notice it until we pay attention. I live in a really hilly place. I can tell when I'm asking my back to do the work that my legs should be doing.
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 23,146 Member Member Posts: 23,146 Member
    Thank you everyone for your answers :smile: I was told to limit my walk to 20-30 minutes. I have multiple herniated discs in the cervical region as well as IT band syndrome. This is just another ailment on top of that. Frustrating to say the least but thank you all for your help. I'll look at everything now especially the videos!

    Given these medical conditions, this is an issue better addressed by a physical therapist or other medical professional than an online forum.
    edited January 13
  • Theoldguy1Theoldguy1 Member Posts: 1,563 Member Member Posts: 1,563 Member
    sgt1372 wrote: »
    OP: Have you tried a back brace?

    Personally I would not used a back brace unless it was one prescribed to me by a medical professional that is familiar with my movement patterns.

  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,805 Member Member Posts: 3,805 Member
    Theoldguy1 wrote: »
    sgt1372 wrote: »
    OP: Have you tried a back brace?

    Personally I would not used a back brace unless it was one prescribed to me by a medical professional that is familiar with my movement patterns.

    Your choice but I've used a simple compression brace w/o any problem while motorcycle riding and hiking w/o any apparent harm.

    It just keeps your posture upright and your core tight and engaged.

    edited January 13
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