Yoga for Back Pain
Back pain is a symptom caused by numerous biopsychosocial conditions. If you are like me you are probably wondering what biopsychosocial means. Basically it means that your back pain is not just caused by spinal pathologies such as herniated discs, in fact they make up less than 1% of back pain. They are not even mostly caused by radicular syndromes such as sciatica, these only make up 5-10% of back pain.
Non Specific Back Pain makes up 90-95% of all back pain, which means that most likely your back pain is a combination of what is going on in your physical body, your social circumstances including your work, social and family life as well as your psychological well being. All three of these areas of course overlap into each other and the tension you experience as pain in your back is the result.
I think we can all relate to the biopsychosocial conditions that cause pain in our bodies or specifically our backs as we are talking about today. Perhaps we have work in