OUR SPINES ARE MEANT TO MOVE!
They’re supposed to be able to move into flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and rotation. And a combination of those motions! Without the ability of our spine to move in these directions we’d be pretty stiff.
We’re not sure about you, but we don’t like being stiff.
We make sure our spines are moving in all directions, #everydamnday. It feels good. And it’s actually good for your spine’s health. After all, movement is what keeps those spinal joints (and discs) healthy!
Now, if you’re in pain and flexing your spine is painful or makes the pain worse, then maybe you should avoid spinal flexion. TEMPORARILY.
Find a healthcare provider to help you get your spine feeling better. But you better believe that once it’s pain-free, you better start moving it again!
Be a movement optimist. Don’t be afraid to move your spine in any motion. It’s supposed to move!
With that being said, who’s a proponent of the Jefferson Curl? What are your thoughts?