It’s important to know that the “diagnosis” or “cause” is not necessarily the “ROOT CAUSE.”
Here’s an example. John has had back pain for years. It confuses him because it seems kind of random. He goes to the gym and works out regularly and lifts pretty heavy without an issue. He never has issues moving furniture or anything heavy around the house.
One day, his toddler leaves a toy on the floor (as toddlers are prone to do), and he bends down to pick it up and WHAM…his back “goes out.” He now has tight muscles, stiff joints, and likely some extra pressure on the discs in his back.
Most people try stretching, massage, or chiropractic to address all of these individual issues. But you have to wonder…Why did it happen in the first place?
The answer lies in the connection between your brain and the RIGHT muscles. To put it simply, your body has two groups of muscles. Stabilizers and Movers. The stabilizers are supposed to hold the bones in place while the movers lift heavy objects.
One of these stabilizers is called your multifidus. Once you have a back injury, the multifidus turns off. The brain no longer uses it to stabilize. Instead, your brain uses the movers to stabilize, AND move. Since the brain is really good at learning new patterns, this pattern stays this way. In fact 81% of people with chronic back pain, show atrophy (shrinking) in their multifidi.
The movers eventually get fatigued of this, and the stabilizers are on vacation. So when John goes down to pick up that toy, there is a moment of instability, and then the brain freaks out and calls “all hands on deck.” All of your big movers contract and get strained, then jamming the joints in your back.
You see, the temporary solution to John’s PAIN is to treat these muscles and joints. But the long lasting solution is to correct the pattern between the brain and your multifidus, which is the root cause.
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