Myths about Back Pain
Myth #2 – “I need to stretch more.” Again, probably true… but what exactly do you need to stretch? Most likely, it’s not your low back. We just discussed that the lumbar spine is an area primarily designed for stability, not mobility. Your back might feel tight and like it needs to stretch, but that tightness is often your body’s way of trying to create the stability it needs in that area… tightness substituting as stability, because some other area in the body that is supposed to be mobile is lacking mobility and your low back having to pick up the slack.