Do you have:
- low back strain
- disk bulge
- degenerative disk disease
- back pain
- Is your back pain worse in the morning or after sitting at work?
- Do you have pain even after a fusion surgery, discectomy, or laminectomy?
- Were you involved in an accident and it’s never been the same since?
Most of these diagnoses are actually symptoms of larger problems with function. These problems stress the body differently based on your build, demands on your body, or your habits. To put it simply, back pain results from the way we stand, sit, and otherwise move.
Before you roll your eyes at that obvious secret, try this little experiment: while sitting, allow your lower spine to slouch. Stay there for 15 seconds and then roll it forward again so you are sitting taller. Stay there for 15 seconds. Can you feel how your low back is affected by these extreme positions? You may have even felt some pain relief when you performed that little maneuver.
Well the spine is responding to your pelvic positioning and it does this all day long, eventually causing pain. But we can also use this thinking to fix the spine. The key is to understand what is the best position for your pelvis and then figure out why it isn’t resting or moving there normally.
Getting to the roots of your back pain involves not only correcting the muscles and bones of the pelvis and spine but also your movement habits causing them to not work properly. Most of these issues can usually be exposed in one or two sessions. Once you understand these issues, I will ask you to become a detective; finding the habits in your life that are contributing to the pelvis and spine not working well. I will help you with this, but it ultimately will come down to you to correct them. While it may take longer to correct all of your issues, you will know you are on the right path because your back pain will begin reducing almost immediately. Everything need not be perfect, they just need to be better than they are right now.
When you set up an appointment with me, we’ll test your muscles and joints as well as your pain-causing habits. We’ll develop a comprehensive picture of exactly why you are in pain and the steps to fix it. Many of these issues can also be found in my book, Fixing You: Back Pain. Please discover more about your back pain by reading my free articles. Don’t forget, I can also help you via Skype.