When it comes to back pain, there is no classic case. Clients come to us with different reasons for their back pain including: muscle spasms, fusions, herniated discs, impinged nerves, spondylolysis, or scoliosis. All of these medical diagnoses are a result of a muscular imbalance. Although everyone’s back pain does not look the same, many of these patients have a something in common: a misaligned pelvis.
When the body is misaligned, it is forced to adapt just to function. This means that parts of our body are doing jobs that they were never meant to do. When the pelvis is tilted (anterior, posterior, elevated or rotated) it changes the curve of our spine. This is important because the curves of our spine are designed to absorb shock and prevent us from feeling pain!
So how do we fix this? By providing the body with the exercise or stimulus it needs, the alignment of the pelvis will slowly be restored. This will allow your pelvis to be balanced again in a neutral and functional position which restores the curve of the spine.
Getting your pelvis in the correct position is not where we stop. We have to train the muscles around the pelvis to continue to hold the correct position. If your pelvis is misaligned, it’s likely that your gluteal muscles, (those big muscles in your behind) are not working the way they were designed. By retraining those muscles to work as they were intended, we can help restore the stability to your pelvis, realign the spine and get rid of the back pain.
The beauty in restoring alignment and function to the body utilizing the Egoscue Method, is that it is lasting and preventative. As Egoscue therapists, we know that we are providing our clients with the tools they need to not only get out of pain, but also to prevent future issues!