Low-Back Pain


 

How it feels

Most people have experienced intermittent  low-back pain.  The pain is usually felt in the lower portion of the back or the upper portion of the buttocks.  Most often the pain is focal or localized as apposed to diffused and felt all over.  The pain may become sharp and radiate down the leg (Sciatica).  If the pain becomes constant, and causes numbness you should consult a physician to rule out a disc problem that may have entrapped a nerve or put pressure on the spinal chord. 
 

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The vast majority of low-back pain is muscle pain.  The cause is typically muscle overuse resulting in muscle spasms and trigger-points (small portions of the muscle that remain contracted for extended periods of time).  Low-back pain can also be Sciatica - which can be entrapment of the nerve root as the nerve exits the spinal column, but more commonly is entrapment of the Sciatic nerve by the Piriformis muscle (Piriformis Syndrome).

Low-back pain is often associated with the curves of the spine - scoliosis (curves when observed from the back) and kyphosis (curves when observed from the side).  A forward rotation of the pelvis often causes a sharper curve in the lower back which will stress the spine, and may cause disc problems.  Similarly, a leg length discrepancy typically un-levels the pelvis, giving rise to scoliosis.  Poor posture is recognized as a major contributor to low-back pain. 

 

Most low-back pain is muscle pain or pain from an entrapped nerve
 

How to eliminate the pain

In acute cases, a medical professional can help determine the cause, but consider surgery your very last resort. If a radical approach like back surgery is recommended, be sure to get a second and even a third opinion.  Statistics show that back surgeries are typically not successful in terminating back pain.  Most people who suffer from low-back pain have a forward leaning posture which puts added stress and strain on the back muscles.  Just standing up often causes the muscles to go into spasms.  Improving your posture and exercise will likely be your path to alleviating back pain. 

You may have noticed that rolling your feet to the outside often eases intermittent low back pain.  Rolling your feet out rotates your hips backwards which reduces the pressure on your back and shifts your upper body and center of gravity backward.  Standing in a more upright posture gives your back muscles a break.

Some people favor standing and walking on the outside margin of their feet just for that reason.  They do it subconsciously without even thinking about it.  But this foot posture (supination) is not correct and causes a different set of pains which can often be just as troublesome (sprained ankles, stress fractures, heel pain and shin splints).

The best way to properly reduce the pressure on the spine and back muscles is to correct your foot foundation to eliminate hyperpronation and subconscious supination.  When you hyperpronate you take on a forward leaning posture which predisposes you to low-back pain and aggravates any back injury or painful condition.

 

 

 

 

 

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Hyperpronation

If you hyperpronate, your arches drop from non-weight bearing (sitting with your feet on the ground) to weight bearing (standing).  When your arches drop, your ankles roll in and your heels lean in (evert) as illustrated in the picture.  Even a small amount of hyperpronation can cause low-back pain.

 

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The Solution - Posture Control Insoles®

Posture Control Insoles® do something no other orthotics can do:  Posture Control Insoles® are the only foot orthotics that naturally reduce hyperpronation by using your own muscles. Instead of weakening your feet with arch supports, you build strength through natural motion.

Even if you feel like your ankles are weak or lean out (supinate), chances are that your feet hyperpronate once your heels lift off the ground.  Posture Control Insoles® will naturally restore your foot function and posture by giving your feet - and your brain - a true read of the ground so your muscles can keep your feet and body balanced.  That's why Posture Control Insoles® work for so many different pain symptoms including low-back pain.

The insoles are guaranteed to work for you.  Trim and wear them for 90 days.  If they do not relieve your symptoms to your satisfaction, you may return them for a full refund including shipping and handling charges.  You can also call us - We'll be glad to help you troubleshoot. 

 

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Getting Started

The ordering process is simple.  Two quick evaluations will tell you exactly what Posture Control Insoles® to buy. 

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