“Shred Safely: Tackling Lower Back Pain for Skiers”

by | Dec 26, 2023

Skiing is a thrilling experience, but lower back pain can put a damper on the slopes. Let’s explore the top three reasons skiers experience lower back pain and discover simple ways to enhance mobility and strength for a pain-free skiing experience.

1. **Imbalanced Core Muscles:**
Unevenly developed core muscles can lead to lower back strain. Incorporate core-strengthening exercises like planks and side bends into your routine to provide natural support for your body, reducing stress on the lower back.

2. **Limited Hip Mobility:**
Restricted hip mobility is a common cause of lower back pain in skiers. Free up your hips with exercises like hip circles and leg swings. Improved hip mobility ensures smoother movements on the slopes, reducing strain on your lower back. Keep your hips as the pivot point for a more comfortable skiing adventure.

3. **Improper Skiing Technique:**
Technique matters. Incorrect skiing posture and form can stress the lower back. Ensure your stance is balanced and movements are controlled. Consider investing in a lesson from a professional instructor for valuable tips on proper skiing technique, minimizing the impact on your lower back.

Don’t let lower back pain spoil your skiing adventures. Strengthen your core, improve hip mobility, and refine your technique to safeguard against discomfort. Remember, a healthy spine is key to enjoying the slopes to the fullest. Shred safely, and here’s to a pain-free skiing season!

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Jennifer T

I've been seeing Dr Frank for the past few months for help with soreness and discomfort in my neck and back. I have Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS) which affects the collagen in the body and leads to extra stretchy tendons and ligaments... Which leads to lots of muscle tension and tightness, along with subluxations of various body parts, tendons popping into the wrong places, injuries that never really heal, and a lot of back pain.
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Justin C

I highly recommend Back In Action Chiropractic for anyone dealing with injuries or chronic pain. Dr. Frank has helped me so much with issues with my neck and lower back that I thought I just had to live with - but for the most part, I am pain free now! He does a very thorough assessment, does soft tissue work and adjustments, and really gets to know his patients to provide the highest level of care. It’s always a good experience going to see Dr. Frank - he’s a great chiropractor and an awesome person too!

Amy W

Frank is awesome! I would highly recommend to anyone. As an athlete, he got me back into my sport within two weeks with just a couple visits and some at home stretching. As a first timer, he was very good at explaining what was going on and what we were doing. Very smart, cleanly, and kind, thank you Frank!

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Frank is outstanding! Extremely patient, great listener, remarkably intuitive, understanding, kind and most of all effective. Every exercise he gave me had value, every motion was a step forward and every visit was time well spent. Very highly recommended!!!

Vadim M

Frank is knowledgeable, professional, clean & makes his patients feel comfortable. He has extensive knowledge of different stretches and movements that can be done at home to relieve pain and has not only helped me with neck/back issues, but I also my father, whom I referred over to Frank for Siatic nerve pain issues, and it's completely improved his ailments as well.

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