If you suffer from back pain – the kind of back pain that can go from 0 to 100 in a flash – you innocently reach for something and your back goes into spasm – or you have chronic never-ending back pain that eats away at your work, your play, your sleep, your relationships and every aspect of your life. At best, your back pain is exhausting and debilitating.
I know, you have a diagnosis, your back pain has a name – you have a bulging disk, a herniated disk, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, maybe even a spinal fusion. I get it that you feel that you just have to suffer with the back pain that you were dealt. Maybe you take some meds or get an injection or even contemplate surgery if you really want relief from your back pain. Not so fast.
What we really need to do is stop the back pain before it begins. How do we do that? First, we have to ask the question, what is the cause of your bulging disk, herniated disk, scoliosis, or spondylolisthesis? With rare congenital exception, these are maladies that occur second-hand from misalignment elsewhere in the body.
That’s where we come in. To treat your back pain, we actually need to focus on your muscles, not just the bones in your spine. The spine consists of 33 individual vertebrae that stack one on top of the other encasing the spinal cord. The muscles surrounding the spine – healthy and functional – are the real work horses helping to maintain the balance and erectness of the body. It’s amazing. However, if the muscles become inactive, weak or atrophied, other muscles begin compensating – the integrity of the spine becomes compromised – alignment is lost – your excruciating back pain is just one of the possible results.
As a Postural Alignment Specialist certified by Egoscue University, we can unravel the dysfunctions in your body that are causing your back pain and safely return you to a pain free lifestyle. Check out this video on back pain by Pete Egoscue to show you how we would begin that process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6pTC4JvMjc
The human body is amazing and has a miraculous natural ability to heal. Yes, even your back pain. Let us show you how at Pain Free Performance.