At Move Well we look at the whole body, brain and injury history to map why you will be feeling your back pain.Elle X
Back pain 1: How many people in the world suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? Back pain can come about for a number of reasons. At Move Well we look at the whole body, brain and injury history to map why you will be feeling your back pain.
A prime example could be asthma as a child. This compromises your breathing, encouraging you to breathe from your chest rather than your diaphragm and the cylinder of your torso that wraps around it. By breathing from your chest all day every day you are knocking out the deep layers of muscle that are designed to be worked to support you every time you take a breath.
Quick test: Put a hand on your chest and a hand on your stomach and take a breath in and out. Which hand moves first? Does only one hand move or both? Did you breathe through your mouth or your nose? All big clues to what will be working too hard and what not enough.
Back Pain 2 – You might have in the past gone over on your ankle or spent time on crutches. Both in their own right seem harmless but both can have really big knock on compensation patterns further up the body.
Both can lead to one leg appearing longer or shorter than the other.
From this you could be labelled as having a leg length discrepancy or scoliosis. Both can often be viewed as incurable problems, and that might be the case when you are looking at the areas in isolation. But by tracking back over your injury history we would be alerted to these seemingly insignificant earlier events.
Quick Question: When you went over on your ankle or broke your leg and everything had healed and you were given the all clear. Did you every show your body how to move through the moves it had been missing during your recovery period? Did you ever get shown how to put this back into your walking pattern? My guess is no, in which case your body may have been compensating for a very long time.
Now Imagine all of the above had occurred to you over the years, it wouldn’t be so surprising. But what if the back was only seen to be the problem because this was where the pain was. It might have been massaged, manipulated, strengthened and strapped. These might have temporarily eased or moved the pain but the pain still comes back or is still there. The big picture has been missed!
Your body’s main aim in life is to stay safe and keep moving.
If that means it has to compensate it will until you show it another way. Pain is a sign from your body to make a change, it is not necessarily where the solution lies. At Move Well we look at the big picture.
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Until next time …
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