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Eliminating Back Pain
There are two ways to get rid of any pain. You can get rid of the stress causing the pain OR increase your threshold (the body’s resistance) to the stress that’s causing the pain. To eliminate back pain effectively, you’ll need to fully understand and know what’s causing it in the first place.
Treating the cause of axial skeletal pain doesn’t mean taking drugs, pills or surgery (unless the condition is systemic, cancerous, or a disease or pathology of some sort). Rather the key is to release the bio-mechanical, or neural interference. In short, this means adjusting the motion in your spine and/or addressing the pinched nerve that is causing the pain.
Back pain prevention
Back pain PREVENTION is key. How can you prevent back pain? Exercises! Back pain exercises are a way to INCREASE your resistance to stress. Being that we have to drive everyday to work, carry our children, work in the yard, run, jump, and play sports… we have only one option to relieve the pain and that’s to have a healthier more resilient body to cope with the stresses of our daily lives. Or I guess we can live in a glass house and be still… not!
What are some other methods in preventing pain in the spine? Chiropractic adjustments are a way to non-invasively treat pain in the back. Chiropractors approach a problem (that is likely due to stress, or altered movement / biomechanics) by assessing the body as a whole and then adjusting to it (hence the term adjustment). IF for example, a vertebra isn’t moving correctly then the chiropractic doctor will deliver spinal manipulation therapy. Many times its an immobility issue (which warrants mobilization). Sometimes its a STABILITY issue that warrants stabilization of deconditioned or weak ares of the body. That’s accomplished through core exercise.
What this does is restore the altered biomechanics in the spine thereby relieving the stress CAUSING the pain. Just as the condition itself was a precess, so is the healing a process- a process NOT an event. Again…just as the chronic condition didn’t come overnight, neither will 100% of the results. An acute injury also heals as a result of time and repetition. It takes time to fully heal, whether the condition is acute or chronic, since in both cases there is damaged tissue.
My philosophy to eliminate back pain? We must play nicely with Mother Nature and not against her.