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Low Back Pain Case Study: Flexion vs Extension

Person A is a 65 year old male, retired and non-active Lower back pain and leg discomfort Heaviness in the legs often makes standing or walking for long periods of time very difficult Slow onset over several months Sitting is a relieving position Person B is a 45 year old male, works a desk job, active weekend warrior Lower back pain and leg discomfort Mild numbness and tingling in his leg Leaning forward while sitting or standing worsens symptoms Quick onset over a few days, after moving a couch Arching backwards is a somewhat relieving position Both of these people are experiencing low back pain and leg discomfort… but for different reasons. Person A’s symptoms are being caused from lumbar