Acute locked back — the Sarah Key Method, Stage 3

Back in October, I started a series of blog posts detailing Sarah Key’s theory on back pain. I wrote about spinal anatomy and explained how the spine should work in a “normal” situation, and I followed that up by writing about the “stiff spinal segment” — the first of Sarah’s five stages of back pain. These posts — along with my companion pieces about Sarah’s exercises — the appeasing exercise and the back block — remain my most searched-for articles — so it’s time to continue the series! Last month I wrote about stage 2 (facet joint arthropathy) and now it’s time for stage 3: the acute locked back.