The link between underactivity in the deep abdominal muscles and back pain is well established. There is also growing evidence that overactive abdominal muscles may also cause back pain and associated issues.
Overworking your abdominal muscles may tighten your core to the point where your posture, movement and breathing are impacted.
If you have lower back pain, tight muscles and reduced flexibility, overworked or overactive abdominals may be the cause.
We have created a guide for those of you suffering from chronic back pain to educate you on overactive abdominals, the treatment process, and how physiotherapy may help.