If you struggle with back pain that just doesn’t seem to get better with time, keep reading to learn why (and how you can end back pain for good). For many people in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, back pain rarely spontaneously goes away overnight. When you were younger, you were probably able to wake up with pain one day and then wake up the next day completely fine. As we age, the body requires a more targeted approach to ending back pain, as our bodies become worse at maintaining mobility and flexibility in addition to healing overall. This is because our past injuries, life long movement habits, and lifestyle choices have compounded over years and years (and years). Indeed, there are a lot of causes of lower back pain in women and men. Compensations stack on top of each other, tissues become more restricted, and joints don’t get the proper nutrition they need from regular movement in all available ranges of motion. Then, one day, the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” happens, and all of those years suddenly rear their ugly heads. You can hardly get out of bed, let alone turn over in bed; you can barely move due to the severe back pain A few days later, maybe you feel a little better, expecting your back to heal overnight like when you were younger. Then, you wake up, and the pain is still there. Why?
Your body adapts to what you do consistently. If you spend years and years moving improperly, those tissues adapt, getting stiff and restricted, limiting your movement and causing a lot of stress and strain on the joints and muscles. So, the reason you aren’t getting back to 100%? Because you haven’t restored the proper health of the muscles and joints through soft tissue mobilization, combined with an exercise program specific to your needs. Pain meds, ice, and heat may help the pain a little bit, but they don’t give you long term relief. We need to get your joint and muscles to move the way they were meant to in order to decrease the stress and strain on your back. As a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I specialize in the body’s movement system, using manual techniques and specific exercises to get the body moving properly, even if it hasn’t been moving well for decades. This is the ONLY way to alleviate back pain resulting from decades of improper movement and tissue restrictions. But you’re probably wondering: what can I do RIGHT NOW to get relief from my back pain? Luckily, I’ve put together a Free Report on Ending Back Pain, so you can get some relief today! Check it out by clicking the link. Oh, and let me know what you think of it! 🙂