I have had many clients over the years who have suffered fromĀ back pain. In most instances the muscles of the deep abdominal wall are not functioning well which can be the cause of the problem or a symptom of the problem.

Either way, the objective is to get the deep abdominal muscles working effectively to help support the lumbar spine both whilst standing still and during movement.

There are many exercises that can be performed to give the muscles a kick-start. However, in some instances it can be quite tricky. One instance is when a persons digestive system is not healthy.

For instance, take someone who eats a poor diet, drinks alcohol, uses medical drugs or is mentally stressed. All these factors can lead to an increase in the permeability of the lining of the small intestine and lead to what is known as leaky gut syndrome. This in turn can cause an inflammatory response. The small intestine then sends a nociceptive (pain) signal (sensory) to the brain. The brain then sends a motor signal to the general area inhibiting muscle contraction of the deep abdominal wall.

Therefore, the spine has little protection and is less likely to recover and more susceptible to further injury.

Stayed tuned to find out how to overcome this problem.