Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain

The term ‘Lumbar Support’ appears frequently in discussions about kayak fishing and paddling related back pain. The underlying assumption in those discussions is that the lumbar area of your back (lumbar spine) requires adequate support, and if such support is provided your back pain will disappear, or at least become tolerable.   What is the … Continue reading “Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain”


Biomechanical and Ergonomic Solutions in Kayak Design – Kayaking With No Back Pain Back problems are the number one source of disability in the United States, and one of the main reasons why many people do not engage in kayaking and kayak fishing, or drop out from these activities after they realize that they cannot … Continue reading “NO BACK PAIN”

What Is Kayak Back Pain, and What Does It Mean For You?

Definition of Pain: Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage. Pain plays a critical role in our survival and well being, because it motivates us to withdraw from potentially damaging situations, avoid those situations in the future, and protect a damaged body part while it heals.

Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain: Facts (New Article)

This new article examines the roots of lumbar back pain that so many people suffer from when paddling their sit-in and SOT kayaks and fishing from them. It’s called Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain: Facts. It’s a must read because you won’t find this kind of discussion anywhere else, and if you like kayak … Continue reading “Lumbar Spine and Kayak Back Pain: Facts (New Article)”

Back Pain, Good Posture and Kayak Fishing

UK researchers recently published an article about the beneficial effect of good posture in the British Medical Journal . According to this work, about half the UK population suffers from back pain from time to time, with up to 15% having chronic problems. They found that back pain is the second biggest cause of sick … Continue reading “Back Pain, Good Posture and Kayak Fishing”