It is important to identify the cause of your sore back after an exercise
Feeling slight pain after exercise is usually a good sign- a positive indicator that you made demands on your muscle and that they are rising to meet the task and grow. But there is a line that can be crossed and it is important to know when you cross it. Normal, manageable muscle soreness post-workout is known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness- as long as it remains low-grade, there should be nothing to worry about. But it is important to know when post-workout pain is abnormal. This blog will give you some signs to look out for so that you don’t push yourself too far.
The coincidence of biking and back pain
Why does an activity that brings joy and boosts health also cause back pain? The answer lies in the mechanical nature of the sport; and this is particularly prevalent because back pain can strike any biker at any age. In fact, at our office in Houston, we are seeing more young bikers than ever coming in complaining of back pain. These perfectly fit, regularly active individuals are experiencing back pain from a sport that is supposed to be helping prevent it. Let’s identify the most important factors for preventing back pain on a bike.
What will it take to get you drinking your daily ration of water?
Why do we like to make life so complicated? We know the things that will help us live well, yet we ignore them in pursuit of easier, tastier alternatives. Case-in-point: water. Most people now are aware of the importance of hydrating for all of the body’s vital processes. And yet many people forego water and choose sugar-laden drinks like soda and juice, or caffeine and fat-laden drinks like tea and coffee for their daily fluid intake. While these liquids do hydrate, they also come with side-effects that derive from the sugar and fat content. Let’s take a look at the importance of water through a spinal health perspective.
Preventing scar tissue accumulation and improving muscle mobility
Deep friction massage is a powerful technique that allows us to heal injuries in an effective manner. This is a technique that seeks to maximize mobility in a ligament and tendon, prevent scar tissue adhesion and get you back to exercising as quickly as possible. Deep friction massage, also known as transverse friction massage, helps the athlete:
- Get over pain
- Prevent scar tissue adhesion
- Regenerate healthy connective tissue
- Increase circulation
Sports injuries often involve ligament or tendon damage- even the smallest injury can hamper performance or keep you on the sideline indefinitely. Our goal is to combine modalities, including deep friction massage to give your body the best chance of healing quickly.