2. You need mobility throughout your whole spine, not just in one spot
To test the mobility of my spine, Wickham had me stand up and lean as far back as possible as he took a picture. When he showed me how I was bending, I was unpleasantly surprised. “It’s pretty flat, flat, flat,” he said, pointing from my neck down to my mid-back, “and then you have a nice amount of motion that happens right at that low back, and that’s pretty much where you’re having the pain.” Wickham estimated that 80–90% of my spine’s movement comes from just two vertebrae, leading to stress in the facet joints of those vertebrae.
The fix: Mobilize your entire spine, and ask for help in recognizing vulnerable spots.
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