Overall the pains in your back originate from a serious lack of movement in your skeletal joints, that are used for performing your daily living activities.

This is probably not the answer you want to hear; because you believe that you're doing all the right movements, when getting around each day.

Believe me I truly understand this feeling. But stop and think about the way you move about right now. Compare it to when you were younger and fitter. Do you think there is a difference in the way you move?

Are you a different weight? If you are a lot different in weight, since you were a young adult; then this will be the cause of your back pain. Your skeletal body is designed to be normal weight; being anything more, will put stress on your skeletal frame and cause the pain in your back.

When I was younger and working as a busy Occupational Therapist and like you I did everything that I thought was correct; and yet my postural scoliosis continued to be a problem.

My life was too busy to do housework, so I employed a cleaning company to deal with my housecleaning. I drove a car to work and home. I drove to a gym do step aerobics and then have an occasional swim.

I played competitive squash, as well as downhill skied in the winter at weekends. Then I nipped in to my friend's yoga classes, as often as I was able.

Yes, my life was busy, active and full; but was it successful in making my back free from pain? No, it did not. So what was I doing wrong?

In simple terms, I was too busy keeping myself active, that I did not have time to examine my movements. In other words, I did not understand what I was really trying to achieve, by staying active.

If you don't understand why you are keeping active, then you also are running on a treadmill going nowhere.

By remaining active, you are keeping your skeletal joints lubricated, so that they can move easily for any productive activity. This in turn provides you with the exercise, that your joints need for maintaining mobility; and finally you need movement, to reinforce your balance mechanism, as well as getting rid of energy from the food you have eaten.

It means that all movement has a purpose and they need to be performed safely and with balance; so that your posture is correct for comfort, so that all your skeletal joints work in harmony with each other for correct positioning.

The most central part of your skeleton is the pelvic region, as this is your central core area for controlling your overall balance mechanism. It is the section of your body that needs to be in constant movement, so that you body sustains the balance between your upper and lower body.

Riding a bicycle is the most effective example of a productive activity that will cure many of the aches and pains in your spine. This is because your pelvic region is the central focus for sitting; using constant repetitive movement in your legs, that build muscular strength and activates the balance mechanism in your spine.

Your position of sitting on a bicycle seat, forces you to sit on your pelvic bones; so that your legs are rotating at the hips, that keeps the lower leg joints lubricated and facilitates the neuro-muscular pattern of movement suitable for walking.

Cycling on a bicycle is one of the healthiest, productive activities that you can do, for maintaining your health. Your cardiovascular system becomes strengthened, while lubricating your skeletal joints; strengthening the lower limb leg muscles will add enormous benefit to you walking, as well as reinforcing your balance mechanism for safety.

Author's Bio: 

The writer, Gail McGonigal is a trained Occupational Therapist, who suffered viral leuco-encephalitis when she was 29. It produced permanent neurological trauma, likened to multiple sclerosis. After Gail learned to walk in hospital, she later found cycling became her productive activity of choice; because it continued to strengthen her lower limbs for balance and prevented the lack of control in walking, by focusing on the reciprocal repetitive motion of cycling. Cycling has become Gail's mode of transport, because she has cured the scoliosis in her spine, by simply sitting on her pelvic joints and sitting with a relaxed vertical spine as she cycles. Gail no longer uses a back rest when sitting at the computer, because her back is always strong from the cycling.