The most common type of pain that people experiece an aching lower back, so I am going to trace a typical healing journey of someone who, for one reason or another, is suffering from lower back pain and is seeking help. Most probably, the first stop on this ailing man’s journey is the office of his local physician, or MD. The doctor takes a short history of the man’s pain and probably recommends bed rest and a few days off work. The Doctor will also prescribe pain killers plus an anti-inflammatory drug to alleviate symptoms and get rid of what he sees as one of the causes of the problem -- inflammation, also known as functional arthritis. They diagnosis arthritis when they don’t have a clue were the pain comes from. Functional Arthritis is Never the cause of Back Pain! If the pain disappears, well and good. Ninty Five percent of time such forms of treatment are ineffective, doctors are not trained to understand, diagnose and treat muscular-skeletal pain. In their misguided intentions, many MDs will not admit their ignorance about this type of problem and will tell the patient to merely “get some rest” in the hope
that the inflamed area will cool down and heal. Back and neck pain are a epedemic in all countrys of the world. It is estimated that 80% of people suffer from back pain. More people visit hospital, are unable to work bcause of soft tissue spasam then any other disease on the planet. Back pain is not a problem with the disk or joints , Undersatanding that the authentic cause of pain....... soft tissue spasm. There is no damage done!! and you will be able to live your life pain free. Disk problems are the cause of only 5% of Back and Neck Pain
If the patient does not get better, the doctor will send him for an X-ray and then, holding the film up to the light and studying the results, he may see that there is a reduced space between two of the lumbar vertebrae. “Aha!” he says to his patient. “You’ve got a degenerative disc problem,” “Or a hernieted disc,” a pronouncement which frightens the patient and conjures up all kinds of nightmare scenarios about a crippling back problem.
The word ‘disc’ in this context is a short-form of ‘inter-vertebral disc,’ referring to a disk-shaped piece of specialized tissue that both separates and connects the bones of the spinal column. The center of the disc, called the nucleus, contains a fluid that has the quality of oil -- it has a thick, gummy consistency - which softens the shock of body movements such as standing, walking, running, etc. The outer ring of the disc, called the ‘annulus,’ consists of a series of dense, inter-woven layers of fibrous tissue that hold the nucleus in place, providing structure and strength. Discs operate like hydraulics shock absorbers. They protect your precious spinal column,
with all its delicate bones stacked on top of each other, against the impact of your daily activities. They also create space between the vertebrae so that your spinal nerves don’t get pinched.
On the X-ray, the doctor may see a diminished space between two vertebrae, say L4 and L5, the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebrae, and conclude that the disc cushioning these two bones has degenerated. He might conjecture that there is a herniated disc, meaning that the outer ring has fractured and the fluid is starting to leak out. This not only reduces space between thevertebrae, ( In only 5% of the cases) creating pressure against one or more of the spinal nerves, causing pain, weakness or numbness that may be felt into the legs - feet or arms – hands.
Having diagnosed the problem, the doctor will then send his client to a physical therapist who will use, tretching exercizes for the spine to create more space between the vertebrae in the hope that the disc will slip back into its correct position, when this fails, he recommends surgery. In the latter case, the MD will send his patient to an orthopedic surgeon who will then do a series of tests, including an MRI (magnetic resonance image) to see if the soft tissue of the disc is torn and intruding into a nerve. Then the doctor will recommend surgery.
Remmeber Ninty Five percent of the time the disc has nothing to do with the pain. The pain is caused by soft tissue spasm. Therefore the pain has been misdiagnosed, and given a treatment for a disk problem which can not work because the problem is soft tissue spasm. The patient becomes resigned that they will have to live with the pain. They used to enjoy dancing now it is too painful. Running hurts so they stop. Lifting and bending forward our scary. After sitting the pain is strong. You are not able to move into life without pain.
Soft Tissue Spasm causes 95% of Body and Head Pain!
Cause of Pain in the Body Chronic and Acute Soft Tissue Spasm
All of us have muscles that are chronically contracted, forming rigid holding patterns throughout the body, but most of the time we don’t feel this as pain, because at a certain level of contraction our nervous system shuts down to sensation; we don’t experience that part of our body; we lose sensation becoming numb. But if we suddenly take on an additional load of stress for instance, emotional or psychological problem caused by difficulties in a love relationship or at work -- the muscles will contract even more to the point where they register as pain.
Most people know what it’s like to have cramp in the lower legs or feet, suddenly the muscles suddenly go into severe contraction, balling up in a big knot, which is excruciatingly painful but luckily does not last very long. This pain, often encountered in sport, is caused by muscles contracting to a much higher degree than normal. As I’ve said, we all have chronic spasms in our skin, muscles, fascia and ligiments, but this ongoing level of spasm does not cause pain until additional stress creates more contraction, moving the soft tissue beyond the numbness threshold into a higher register of pain that can be experienced as anything from an aching muscle to a crazy bad spasm. When we experience this type of pain in our back, the first thing most people say is, “Oh, something is out in my lower back.” This is how we have been educated to think. That the problem is in the bones, disks and joints.