The fact that a majority of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives is small consolation when the statistic with back pain is you. Back pain typically begins with a movement in your torso that doesn’t go quite right: lifting a child into the car seat, bending over to pick something up, twisting to deliver a powerful forehand during tennis play. For some reason, your back protests, and there you are, lying on the ground in pain.
Should you see a doctor or yoga trainer?
Consult a physician about your back pain if:
1) It is accompanied by high fever, which may indicate an infection;
2) You have numbness in your pelvis, extreme weakness in your leg, or problems controlling your bladder or bowel-signs of a severely pinched nerve; Continue reading »