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BACK PAIN PROTOCOL
A basic fact about back pain is that most treatments fail because they merely focus on the pain, which is just a symptom of a larger problem. If you feel even minor back pain, you should take it very seriously - your body is telling you that something is not right. Failing to address this situation now will likely result in a higher level of pain and having to work much harder and much longer to get yourself back to a pain-free state.
There's a hidden cause of back pain... it's something very few medical or healthcare professionals are even aware of... if they were they would be treating the causes, not the symptoms.
For example, if you were diagnosed with a herniated disc, instead of just treating the symptoms, they should be finding out what caused the disc to herniate in the first place.
Back pain takes a long time to develop, even though the pain may appear suddenly, the fact is the problem has been developing for months or more likely, years.
So what are some of the causes …………..
In simple terms, a muscle imbalance occurs when you have overdeveloped and tight muscles in one area of your body while the opposing muscles are weak and stretched out of their normal position. These imbalances can happen anywhere on the body and often develop as the result of the routine things you do while on the job, playing sports, or engaging in other activities you enjoy.
Here are just a few conditions that can develop as a result of muscle imbalances: IT band syndrome, SI joint syndrome, sciatica, frozen shoulder, knee pain, hip pain, and all forms of back pain.
Why People Have Muscle Pain...
As your muscles get more and more out of balance, you end up pulling your self out of proper alignment thus producing uneven more stress and causing additional wear and tear on muscles, ligaments, joints, and even the spine.
Almost all of us live our lives with chronic unrecognized muscular imbalances and while it does take time for muscle imbalances to cause a symptomatic condition the first signs of trouble are evident on our bodies in the form of postural dysfunctions. Postural dysfunction can be seen in the abnormal position on the pelvis, head, neck, shoulder and even in the curvature of the spine.
Once a postural dysfunction has developed, your body cannot go on for long this way before you will begin to experience problems. That is why you should never just cover up the pain or put off addressing your condition. In other words, if you are in your 40s, don't wait until you're 60's to decide you have a problem.
Here's a simple overview: If your core muscles are out of balance - from strength versus flexibility perspective - front to back or side to side, you will have at least one postural dysfunction (most people have more than one). What happens when your core muscles are out of balance is that your pelvis will be pulled out of its normal position. Because the pelvis is the base of the spine and controls the position and curvature of the spine, your spine will then go into abnormal curvature. Abnormal curvature of the spine is the root of all back pain - whether it's a pulled back muscle, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, SI joint syndrome, spondylolisthesis, and the list goes on.
What is Muscle Balance Therapy™?
Muscle Balance Therapy is an innovative approach to eliminating back pain once and for all, starting with a careful yet simple assessment of all the muscles that affect the stability of your hips, pelvis, and spine - from both strength and a flexibility perspective.
Lower back pain can have many causes, such as a pulled back muscle, disc problems, arthritis, or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. In cases where there has not been a definitive diagnosis, the next question that should be asked is: How long have you been suffering? Your pain will fall into one of two categories: acute (which indicates a recent occurrence) or chronic (the pain has been with you for an extended period of time).
The two most common reasons for lower back pain are trauma and muscle imbalances. Muscle imbalances can have a negative effect on your posture, leading to what are called "postural dysfunctions." These dysfunctions include abnormal alignment of the pelvis and abnormal curvature of the spine. This misalignment causes increased wear and tear on the joints, muscles, and ligaments—even the discs.
Cortisone injections and prescriptions for muscle relaxants or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common treatments employed by physicians.
Chiropractors and physical therapists usually offer spinal mobilization, hot packs, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and therapeutic exercises.
Surgery should always be your last option and should only be considered if the severity of your condition warrants it.
Why do traditional lower back pain treatments fail?
Most traditional treatments fail because they simply address the symptoms and fail to address the cause of the condition. Your low back pain is a physical problem, and it requires a physical solution. There are no pills or injections that can restore postural balance in your body because they are unable to take the pressure off the nerve or make the joints work better.
Which lower back pain treatments work best?
When you have lower back pain and you do not have a proper diagnosis the first suggestion is to seek proper medical attention. Even then there are cases when a proper diagnosis is not given, in that case a conservative approach should be considered.
The use of ice (first 48 hrs) and or heat (after 48hrs) can help control inflammation, pain and stiffness, other natural approaches including enzyme therapy can be of benefit to help control the symptom of the condition.
In most cases of lower back pain, Trigger Points will play a small roll, Trigger Points do three things, them make a muscle (tight, weak and painful) so daily trigger point therapy is recommended immediately combined with muscle balances therapy, in order to restore a more neutral and balanced posture.
Inversion Therapy can also be very effective in releasing some of the stress and compressive forces on the spine not to mention the many numerous health benefits.
But the most important thing to address is muscle imbalances. While there are many things that cause or contribute to back pain, muscle imbalances are the biggest physical cause as they pull your body out of alignment.
The good news is, muscle imbalances are relatively easy to identify and address. Once you know which imbalances you have, you then can correct the imbalances by performing the right combination of corrective lower back pain exercises and stretches.
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