Posted on 22nd January 2019 at 16:29
Should you use a foam roller your lower back?
Anyone who uses a foam roller will probably have experienced their physio, osteopath, personal trainer or friends warning them to never, ever foam roll the lower back, usually indicating that there would be some indefinable dire consequence if you do so. Even if they are light on details or specifics their instincts are correct. It’s correct for virtually all foam rollers - apart from the Manta foam roller.
Low Back Pain
According to the World Health Organisation, low back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and absence from work throughout much of the world. It is an ever growing problem and one of the leading causes why people make appointments to see their GP’s. Many people are treated with painkillers, but don’t necessarily address the root of the problem.