Low back pain is a bummer. And it can be super frustrating when the normal treatments of stretching and heat only provide a little bit of relief.

But did you know that low back pain could also be related to your pelvic floor?

Pelvic floor dysfunction is often only mentioned in the context of women after childbirth – but everyone has muscles at the base of the pelvis that help form core and spinal stability.

And if you’ve been pushing through back pain but haven’t explored what’s going on in your pelvis? Today’s episode is for you.

(PS. if you are struggling with back pain, make sure to also listen to last week’s episode, #152, for the relationship between tight hip flexors and low back pain)

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 What you’ll lean from this episode:

  • Why your low back pain might be related to your pelvic floor
  • The anatomy of the pelvic floor
  • Why working on the muscles of the hip and pelvis can help your low back feel better

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Today’s episode is brought to you the Brain in Pain Workshop. Join me and licensed therapist Natalie Moore on Saturday, March 19th at 9:30 am PT to learn the science of why we get stuck in the pain cycle and a step-by-step practice to get out of it. Plus, you’ll save $15 off your registration when you use code “BODYNERD” at www.aewellness.com/braininpain/

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