BACK PAIN TREATMENT IS
All the different treatment forms and options for getting rid of back pain have become a multi-billion dollar industry. The money is spent on prescription drugs, physical therapy and chiropractic treatments, and last but not least, expensive and often unnecessary surgeries.
However, it’s not just the mainstream medicine that is making lots of money from your misery, alternative treatment forms have their share in this big business as well. Yoga for Back Pain, Pilates for Back Pain, this and that ‘for back pain’ – they all are trying to benefit from your pain. It seems that everything that has ever been created or invented, be it a treatment form or exercise practice, has now its own slant for back pain sufferers.
Now, the big question is: Do these treatments and therapies really work? Or do they just cost you money without any real long-term effect? Well, from my own experience I can say, most of them don’t work. And that is for the simple reason that they are not addressing the root cause of the back pain. They are like mascara you put on a blemish on your skin – you don’t see it anymore, but it’s still there.
Pain killers are only masking the pain, but the pain is still there, you just don’t feel it anymore. Surgery may correct a herniated disc, but the reason why you have a herniated disc in the first place is still there. Physical therapy may give you more flexibility and strengthen some of your muscles, but if the muscles you are working on are not the ones that you need to build or stretch, than you may make matters worse.
Unless the treatment form that you are choosing addresses the underlying cause of your back pain, relief will always only be temporary. With about 80% of all back pain having its roots in muscle imbalances somewhere in the body, those imbalances need to be found and then corrected. And the only way to find these muscle imbalances is by doing a proper visual and physical body assessment.
I know that hardly any doctor or therapist is able to perform these specific body assessments, they just don’t have the training. It took me nearly nine years to find one who could, and once she established which muscle imbalance was responsible for my back pain and treated it, I was out of pain literally within days. It took a while longer to completely realign my body in order to prevent future incidents, but the pain was gone so fast that it felt like a miracle.