About Low Back Pain — for Health & Wellness Coaches, Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, Holistic Healthcare Providers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce the prevalence and potential causes of low back pain.


Become familiar with the prevalence and potential causes of low back pain, and the associated anatomy to study as needed.


Note the associated anatomy for understanding low back pain. Explain the prevalence of low back pain and why individuals from low-income and minority backgrounds are disproportionately impacted. Note which parts of the spine are most vulnerable to injury and explain why. Describe what is meant when doctors use the term “low back strain” and at what point back pain is considered chronic. Note the most common medical classification of those with chronic low back pain and name 10 or more potential causes for low back pain.

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