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Why does my back hurt when I'm young?

Why does my back hurt when I'm young?

There is a short answer and a long answer. Scientific and ordinary. Honest and cautious.

Whichever way you look at it, it's hard to avoid the truth: back pain = you're simply hungry. In the noble sense of the word - if there is a noble sense of the word - you're weak, worn down and overwhelmed. It makes no difference how old you are. Whether you're 20 or 42, it's basically your skin that holds you together.

And while I'm on the subject of age, I should add that the 40-year-olds are "much" luckier than the 20-year-olds of today. In their younger days, physical education classes in the school system actually included the meaning of the word body and its education.

The situation in schools today is nothing short of deplorable. Even basic, minimal movement culture is not taught. I meet children on a daily basis in my work and it is outrageous that just standing at attention is an impossible task for them. I condemn a large number of the current teachers who function as physical education teachers. Respect to the very few exceptions for whom their profession is still their vocation and not just a compulsory job like in the factory...

Conscious of their responsibility, they do not give children anything that could prevent problems such as back and lower back pain later in life. These are educational issues that need to be chewed into our children's heads!

If you don't do something, it will go wrong! It's not complicated, is it?

Back to the train of thought: you're weak because your muscles are under some kind of strain. If you're sitting in an office, you're hanging your head in front of the computer all day. This puts tension on your back muscles and the muscles surrounding your spine. Why? Because your head is heavy. It's not a joke, it's a fact.

An average human head weighs between 4.5 and 5.5 kg. When your head is hanging - whether you're sitting in front of a computer or operating your phone - that's about four times the load on your body. That means you're pulling your spinal column and back muscles apart by about 15-20 kg.

If these muscles only receive this load, they simply get tired. They get knotted, inflamed. Your back and waist don't hurt because you've worked your ass off and you're the hero of the job, no! It's because you don't bother to prepare your body for the workload. Just like your body needs nutrients to exist (that's why you eat), your muscles need movement to function normally. If you don't eat properly, because for some reason you're eating a one-sided diet, your body will get sick because it's lacking something. The same happens with musculoskeletal problems. If you don't move, the result is that something breaks down.

The solution, other than whining and trying all the medicines and miracle pills advertised in a colourful box, is exercise.

You'll get away with it much cheaper. Your life will change. You won't be so tired, your back won't hurt, your waist won't hurt. Exercise and exercise will release endorphins in your body that will give you a sense of happiness. This in turn reduces stress and makes your life better. It changes the way you sleep, you don't start the day with a prayer to get out of bed in the morning.

And preparing your body for exercise is complex. Don't think that you can see a video online and wild repetition of it on a daily basis will produce results. Because you may have postural problems that will be exacerbated by those exercises, not improved. There are many good things you can do with the internet, but if your body is important to you (and it should be, you live in it), don't rely on a video or super good advice from your barmaid as a layperson!

As a coach, I hear urban legends, ideas and fantastic training plans every day. One problem with them is that they are not personalised, they are templates. There are super online coaches who sell videos for good money so you can change the world in the comfort of your own home. However, not once does anyone see how you actually work out. You lose weight, you get stronger, and then suddenly you find out that you have a herniated disc or a knee problem, or you've gotten into an asymmetrical posture and your scoliosis has gotten worse... I could go on and on with examples, as I come across a lot in my work. Given that the training plan was not written for you, but for every single person of means who has been seduced by the allure of world-changing promises.

If you want to be smart, find a trainer who cares about you. Whether it's in a group class or a personal training session.

If you have already developed back and waist problems, then the TRX, which strengthens the skeletal muscles, contributes to healthy posture and can reduce waist pain through regular exercise.

And importantly, there is no shortcut. This work is ongoing. Because it's not just about the summer bikini shape. back and lower back pain does not go away in winter. Ergo, you should always, all year round, keep moving. Throughout your life. There is no late start date. Start today! No matter how old you are. As long as you're alive, your muscles will keep your body moving. If you take care of them, you can move too. It's a simple formula.

No quick results. In today's world, many "fitness" movements tempt you with quick workouts: "Come and work out with us, it's only twenty minutes!" Sound familiar? Rest assured, these are super marketing ploys for what people today need. Everyone is pressed for time, we live too fast, 24 hours are too short. It's all bullshit. Think about it and consider! What is most important? Yourself! If you can't give yourself three hours a week, what's the point of wasting the rest of your time?

You don't want quick results, you want lasting, sustainable change that will greatly improve your quality of life!

Live without the hassle of carrying, running up and down stairs with your kids. At work, don't be a 'gang' of people who moan all day about how everything hurts, but rather be one of those people who talk about what they're doing this weekend, where they're going for a run, a hike, a sport, etc.

Believe me, it's worth it! If you don't believe me, go find out! 🙂

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Péter Tamás Zborai

My name is Tamás Zborai, I am a chiropractor and manual therapist. I can help you with exactly what you are here for! I will take away your pain and even after just one treatment, I will give you back the pleasure of pain-free life and movement.
Picture of Zborai Tamás Péter

Péter Tamás Zborai

My name is Tamás Zborai, I am a chiropractor and manual therapist. I can help you with exactly what you are here for! I will take away your pain and even after just one treatment, I will give you back the pleasure of pain-free life and movement.

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