5 Reason Why Your Lower Back Hurts When You Walk As a lower back pain specialist who has worked with thousands of people suffering with lower back pain and having experienced over a year of lower back pain myself and every possible intervention known to man I know for a fact that the number one difficulty when someone has back pain is walking. Now I’m here to share with you why that is. Here are the 5 most common reasons why walking is so hard and painful when your back hurts. Poor Hip Mobility. With every step we take our hip and pelvis move in three planes of motion. If we have any lack of motion in our hip it will cause the spine to move more than it is designed to move. Overtime this increased motion can begin to create inflammation and compression of the nerves that exit the spine. This leads to sciatica and lower back pain. Limited Foot and Ankle Mobility. Every time our foot hits the ground when we are walking studies demonstrate that the body needs to absorb 2-3 times our body weight in forces. Those forces end up traveling up into the spine. If
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