We see it on a daily basis at our gym. Many people come to us for consultations and tell us how they haven’t worked out in years because of issues with their back. The CDC reports that 50 million Americans suffer from chronic back problems. This means 20% of the US population has back pain most of the time. Many chronic back problems are caused by lifestyle choices and daily habits that perpetuate the back pain cycle.
Chronic back problems can be caused by multiple factors: old injuries, repetitive use from laborious jobs, sitting too much, stress, and overuse. Unfortunately, the medical world isn’t always the best at fixing back issues. Taking pills for back aches has been a huge factor in the opioid crisis, and pain pills just mask the pain. Surgery can only be used in extreme situations, and many people end up suffering with the same symptoms post surgery.
At Tucson Strength we are specialized in helping people work through their back issues so that they can return to working on health and improving fitness instead of managing discomfort. Please note if you are in Acute Trauma with your back and can’t walk or have pain radiating to other parts of your body we suggest chatting with us first before signing up as we aren’t medical practitioners.
Our program teaches people how to restore lost movement patterns and work within their limits to increase healthier and pain free movement. We work on improving breathing mechanics, mobility, and strength. Coach Mike Moran leads our 4 Weeks to a Healthier Back 2 group. Mike is an instructor for Original Strength, an amazing system of recovering foundational movement patterning while promoting core strength.
Here are a some testimonials from Mike’s students who have seen great results from his programming.