About 80% of us experience lower back pain at some point in our lives. It is one of the most common causes of job-related disability and one of the leading contributors to absence from work.
Its caused by a variety of problems. The lumbar spine area is a complex, interconnected network of spinal muscles, nerves, bones, discs and tendons. A sedentary lifestyle can aggravate lower back pain, especially if the no-exercise weekday routine is coupled withstrenuous weekend workouts. As a professional ballet dancer (and being just shy of 6 ft tall) I've overcome years of back pain by keeping the entire area strong and supple. I also recommend building keen awareness with your pain - knowing when to keep pushing and when not to.