In chronic lower back conditions the core stabilising spinal muscles become deconditioned and weak. This can be clearly seen on MRI. This causes excessive pressure on the passive structures of the spine such as the facet joints and discs. If this progressive weakness is allowed to persist, then the passive structures become degenerative and can often proceed on to failure e.g. bulged or herniated disc or facet joint arthropathy.
Sore backs are weak backs and weak backs become sorer backs, a vicious cycle.
Functional Physio lumbar therapy and rehabilitation breaks this cycle by strengthening and stabilising the spine, reducing and eliminating pain.