Posts tagged “Low back pain”

 
Low back pain is the most common overuse injury in cyclists. A study looking at over 100 professional road cyclists found 58% had suffered with low back pain in the last 12 months. The Manta foam roller is the only foam roller that is safe and effective for use on the lower back, due to its unique design that allows it to mould around the spine. This means it can target and treat the paraspinal muscles which sit deeper than the protruding parts of the spine. 
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. 
 
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