It is estimated that as many as 80% of the population will experience at least one episode of lower back pain during their lifetime.
Current evidence indicates that individuals with lower back pain are more likely to have a significant decrease in pelvic floor function compared to individuals without lower back pain.
And it’s not just weak, under active pelvic floor muscles that can trigger pelvic floor and lower back pain – having over active muscles that are too tight, or a muscle imbalance can produce the same outcomes.
A longitudinal study reports that women with pre-existing pelvic floor dysfunction are more likely to develop lower back pain than women without such problems.
That’s because the foundation for all movement, balance, stability and flexibility begins in the pelvis.
And that’s why it’s important to make sure your pelvic floor is functioning properly.