Nearly 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. A lot of people accept this as “a given part of aging” and often say things like, “I’m just gettin’ older.” And of course, the medical system views this as something that needs to be “treated” or “managed. Surprisingly, the majority of back pain is nonspecific with no identifiable causes.
The Feldenkrais perspective is quite different. We understand theses non-identifiable causes are your unconscious movement habits. This happens because over time your habits can become more limited and cause us pain and make you more prone to injury.
Moreover, our habits are learned through our life experience. So guess what? If they are learned, then they can be relearned. We do specific kinds of exercises (what we call lessons) to make them better. Thus the pain resolves, movement improves, you feel better, and can do more of what you want in life.