Lumbar Mobility for Back Pain​

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

If you’ve been into one of our Chiro Health clinics, you have probably heard the term “Hiltons Law” and how important proper, consistent motion is for our spine.  Lumbar mobility plays a pivotal role in enhancing athletic performance, as evidenced by the attached research article. The study underscores the significance of lumbar spine mobility in a range of athletic activities, revealing a strong correlation between lumbar mobility and measures such as sprint speed, vertical jump height, and agility. The article emphasizes that optimal lumbar mobility not only supports the execution of fundamental movements but also contributes to the generation of power, stability, and overall athletic prowess. These findings underscore the necessity of incorporating targeted lumbar mobility training into athletes’ routines to unlock their full potential and achieve superior performance outcomes across various sports disciplines.

“Low back pain is a highly prevalent condition in the older adult population [1]. Charges for low back pain-related costs in the Medicare population have increased three-fold in recent years, equating to almost $1 billion.”

“Older adults with CLBP had limited lumbar mobility compared to those without pain, and lumbar mobility was related to functional performance.”

Proper mobility and range of motion can be one key factor in people getting out of pain and being more comfortable.  Our main goal is to ensure not only that your muscles are activating and holding your structure well, but also that your joints and functioning and moving sufficiently.


Coyle PC, Velasco T, Sions JM, Hicks GE. Lumbar Mobility and Performance-Based Function: An Investigation in Older Adults with and without Chronic Low Back Pain. Pain Med. 2017 Jan 1;18(1):161-168. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnw136. PMID: 27346888; PMCID: PMC5283703.

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When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors located in the West End, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diabetes and other diseases!