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Back Pain has a stronger link to Continence and Respiration than Obesity.
Inside our trunk is our lumbar spine, our core muscles, our pelvic floor muscles and our breathing muscles. In a functional body these muscles need to be co-ordinated during movement. If this is made harder due to a respiratory problem (coughing, shortness of breath) or if your pelvic floor muscles are trying too hard to compensate for a poor core, then pelvic floor dysfunction can develop. This can be the underlying cause of continence issues.
So, its no surprise if your trunk muscles are not performing functionally, back pain can develop along side continence issues. Many people will go to the physio for a back problem and have continence issues, but do not mention their continence issues. This may be due to being embarrassed or unaware that physio’s can help with incontinence.
Especially when it comes to men, Sydney Physio Solutions are leaders in this field. We have state of the art equipment for retraining trunk muscles and physiotherapists dedicated to Men’s Health.
For an article related to this go to Continence and Back Pain