The Relationship Between Injury and Back Pain: Neutral Spine Versus Flexion

As someone who has sustained two major back injuries early in my lifting career, I’ve become highly engaged in the current research on back pain and treatment/prevention protocols. Through this process of research and review, my position on back pain and its implications for training have changed rather significantly.   I have seen an abundance of information on back pain that makes definitive claims when in reality it’s not that clear cut. The spine is a highly complex structure, and injury mechanisms are by no means straightforward. This article is…