I know how frustrating it can be.
When your back has been good for so long, you’ve been feeling good, feeling like you can do what you want,
And then you wake up sore and stiff and with the dreaded feeling of, ‘oh oh, I’m not sure if I can get out of bed’.
I’ve heard this type of story many times from people coming to the clinic,
And it is usually accompanied by not been able to work for a week or two, and been stuck to the bed or the couch.
It’s not much fun at all.
But is there a solution or a way of preventing things like this from happening?
Surely, if you are moving and have no pain then you 100%, right?
Well, if you have had back trouble before then unfortunately the answer is no.
Pain is not a good guideline of what shape you are in or how much you are able to do and a lot of people fall into this mistake.
‘Sure, I feel grand now, the pain has settled’, except it doesn’t mean the problem is fully gone..
𝗦𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗻 ❓
Why does back pain like this come back at you with a vengeance.
How come you may feel great after a physio, chiropractor or massage treatment,
But then the following week the pain returns and you feel like you are back to square one?……
…Often when it seems like you haven’t done anything to aggravate it?
The answer can lie in something called the 80:20 principle .
This was a principle from Pareto who stated that 80% of your results come from 20% of your actions.
It works surprisingly well with most things, and I regularly follow it when helping patients in my clinic.
I use it by focusing 𝟴𝟬% 𝗼𝗳 my 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗻 addressing 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗹𝗲𝗺 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝟮𝟬% 𝗼𝗳 my 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘆𝗺𝗽𝘁𝗼𝗺𝘀.
The reason for this is because more often than not, ongoing back pain is not an issue been caused by the back,
It is due to something elsewhere in your body not doing it’s job effectively,
Meaning your back has to step up and make up for the lack of productivity elsewhere in the body.
Which is why a situation can happen like the one I referred to at the start of this post.
One where you back can great for a long time but then lets you down when you least want it to,
Simply because, it gets fed up with doing the work for other parts of your body.
This is why I like to understand the persons story when they come into see,
Find out the previous injuries, pains, experiences and stresses they have had.
It’s why I like to find out exactly what they want to be able to do and what their body needs to be capable of,
It’s why I take the time to assess and find the reason why their back has reacted like it has,
And it’s why I do up treatment plans for my patients where I show them the steps needed to allow them do their everyday tasks,
If this story of recurring pain sounds all too familiar to you and you would like to get a longer lasting solution,
That doesn’t involve surgery, injections or lots of pills
Then please know that we are here to help.
You can click below to apply for a free strategy session, to map out your return to a life of confident movement,
With more energy, better mood and one where back pain does not interfere when you least want it,