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Backs do not "go out"
By Dr. Brian G. Blower, DC
Jan 22, 2016 - 9:32:26 AM

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“Arrgghhh! There it goes again!  I just bent over and my back hurts.”

For many this sudden jar of back pain is an ongoing scenario.  Our backs seem to “go out” more than we do these days.  To those of you that are tired of it, listen up. There may be some realistic help available that will let you regain your healthy reliable back power and stamina.

Are you willing to find out?  Then please read on.

Lucky are we to have recently been introduced to so many new and exciting theories on health and wellness.  We are so fortunate to be enjoying a lot of reliable information over the Internet.  Information, especially from the sciences, readily available so that we can read, question, do further research and then fabricate informed opinions whenever we wish.

Contrary to popular thinking by most lay and professional people, backs do not “go out.”  Spines are driven to become dysfunctional by some of our own energy transfer systems failing us.  Some of our systems at the very moment you wish to press them to work may be offline; they may be weak and overtaxed and resting; they may be in a recovery or protective mode.
Our own parts then fail to help us, they are guilty of letting down the body’s function as a whole, causing an inability of the nervous system and brain to correlate and properly control the needs of not only our organs but hundreds and hundreds of muscles as well.

As a chiropractor, with over forty-five years in the “bad back” industry, I have personally managed tens of thousands of backs that were “out” and the patient was in acute or even chronic pain in the spinal area.

I am also an applied kinesiologist with over forty years of actively manually testing isolated muscle strengths of the acute disabled patients as well as those that are at the time of examination appearing healthier.  

I test their muscle strengths to better diagnose and then formulate a customized unique treatment plan that can rapidly turn their offline stalling systems back on. When reconnected, the muscle and organ parts may then properly start to communicate with the nerves as well as one another to get the whole of the body functioning better and out of pain sooner.

Actively testing muscles allows a better picture of a patient’s competency to perform work through the brain.  Exciting to me as a physician is that individual muscles are teamed with a specific nervous system as well as at the same time associating with a specific body organ.  The weaker the limb or the thorax muscles upon testing speaks of the conditions of heath internally (chemically), structurally and mentally.

I would like to get the ongoing sham and the useless fantasy of the current common treatment of back pain exposed so we may collectively change some procedures to be more fitting.  At the same time, more effective care may save our countries billions upon billions of dollars. Back pain is the second most common cause of days off work; it is second in line to the common cold for office visits to the Dr. as well.

To expose the senselessness of trying to treat a back that is primarily dysfunctional, first we have to all agree that the brain willingly takes care of us; it is the boss, it is you and ultimately you are the one that oversees the health for your body.  

Your nervous system and brain controls most of the functions of most of the systems that are automatically present helping you to thrive within your Garden of Eden.  The brain and its nerves remains the only interconnecting organ that physically touches every cell in the body.

Can we agree that for most of us our brain is perfect in design?
It has evolved to automatically take care of body functions and those include the organs, muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and fasciae.  For example the Purkinje cells of the brain, located primarily in the cerebellum, have not had to change among vertebrates for hundreds of millions of years.

So if the brain and its nerves are so perfect yet we are still getting failure of our spines and extremities, we are still getting back pain and spinal degeneration prematurely, just what do you think is going on?

Have you ever thought of why and how the back fails? 
It seems like it could be time for a paradigm shift.

The truth is that the brain cannot do its functions unless it is instructed of a need for its response from a body part first.  The need of the body parts to properly inform the brain often fails, retarding the brain’s automatic ability to respond on time properly.  Any input signal that is out of phase from its emitter or runs into the chaos of any electromagnetic field that can distort its signal clarity will then alter the brain body or body brain healthy response.

Time of signals when out of phase altars the brain’s proper response thereby it loses its potentially perfect functioning manner.  A failure of the brain and its nervous systems to take optimal good care of its own body will ensue.                                                                                                                       
Our health is sacrificed if the brain is not given the proper cues on time by the nerves from its body parts, the joints and organs.  The instructions tell the part to begin, modify or end their functions.

The parts have unique signature emitters and sensors built into them.  A part may react to chemical, mechanical, neural, thermal, mental and many more stimuli. When a sensor is stimulated the signal it generates and then emits becomes afferent, meaning it travels away from that part towards the spine.  There it enters the spinal cord via the nerves to stimulate the anterior horn of the spinal cord, which takes the signal up to the brain.  

The perfect in phase afferent incoming signal then becomes read and responded to by the perfect brain.  The brain when properly informed will then put out an efferent signal which travels in loops about the brainstem and cortex or down the descending nerve routes away from the brain to stimulate far away body parts in response to the earlier incoming afferent signal that described their initial needs.  

The body then is moved; it adapts or changes as deemed necessary by the brain to help out the requesting part. Most of the input output to and from the brain is automatic or autonomic in nature.  We don’t get to feel this massive nervous system.  And there in lies the folly.  

The afferent signals produced by the parts, intended to let the automatic brain perfectly respond, may not be arriving to the brain intact or whole; they may be out of time or phase and we don’t feel that failure.

The perfect afferent signal from the stimulated part begins its course of travel to the brain through the body while tightly packed within a nerve.  The signal must begin and stay coherent.  It has to negotiate through the body tissue matrix where nerves are reaching every cell and there are trillions and trillions of them, along with millions of miles of electromagnetic energy carrying nerves.  

Here is how we think things stop working.

Nerves touch every cell and the cells have a need to be taken care of.  Cell failure is a mark of “failure to thrive.”  Back failure is a mark of the same “failure to thrive.”

Collectively back failures begin at a cellular level and the body struggles along sometime enjoying health and sometimes not depending on many different diet and lifestyle factors.  

We don’t get to feel whether the nerves are carrying intact signals at this early stage so most of us deny that there could be a health issue with them selves. That is correct, we usually do not get to feel the early stages of communication loss from our bodies signaling parts and can get into a grave position before recognizing the body is having difficulty functioning.

Some of the structural factors determining information generation from the parts include movement and then stimulation of proprioceptors about the joints.

At the level of the joints especially it is the range of motion (R0M) that stimulate sensors, which then describe to the brain through afferent nerve signals where and how much stress is upon the joint.   When healthy, the signals from the joint will be interpreted and responded to, by the brain. There are over three hundred joints willing to describe their situations to the brain when they are moved while under the gravitational field.

Apparently when some of the joints fail to move fully, and then describe to the brain their needs, they are then “off line.”  We call this phenomenon a subluxation, and it is silent, we don’t get to feel the loss of ROM.

The brain, being uninformed at this time, goes about its physical duties without proper information incoming from the subluxated joints, the ones failing to move through a proper ROM.  

By far, the most important thing we do with our body from birth to our death, is breathing.  There are lots of joint sensors throughout the body to help every one of the trillions and trillions of cells respire or transfer air in and out of us correctly.

The second important thing we do is drink.  And we all know there are a plethora of parts that stimulate us to quench thirst or eliminate fluids.  The brain will then respond in kind.

The next thing we do is move; we need food, we need sugar.  After our neo-natal care to move and then gather we must respond within the cue of gravity.  And gravity never alters, it is constant, it never sleeps.  Our body must work against gravitational forces from the womb to the tomb.  And what is more stunning is that we have chosen to take on gravity in an upright gait and manner; that takes large amounts of energy.  

Our energy comes from our diet.  Some diets will yield the chemistry to produce a usable form of food called glucose that feeds all of the tissue cells.  The organ of the brain and nerves alone takes a full 20 to 25% of the total dietary supply of glucose

Some diets do not yield a large amount of glucose but rather a large amount of different sugars like high fructose corn syrup, or mannose or lactose or other forms that are not cellular friendly and cannot be efficiently used.  Our cells can only work and respire when fed glucose.

With this mass of calories in the form of glucose from the diet the brain conducts its will over the cells through out the body by generating electromagnetic currents. Coursing throughout the body attached to a carrier wave, in a direct current form, energy currents stimulate the different necessary actions upon the receiving parts to achieve a state of homeostasis.

Fragile is our feeding, for some diets are irritating to the organs or unyielding in their content, and do not enable the body to make a good strong direct current.  

The perfect brain then has trouble both keeping the currents flowing through the tissue matrix and also keeping the bundled EMF (electro-magnetic force) coherent or stuck to the nerve in a usable fashion.

Nerve energy that cannot ride the afferent or efferent nerve carrier waves to their destinations cannot be lost or held or made whole on their own again.  

Resistance upon a nerve system attempting to carry a signal but cannot is usually found at one or more of the body joints; and we call this presence a subluxation.   Subluxations are not random.  
Subluxations make coherent signals DE coherent.  They will deny the optimal brain to body and body to brain communications necessary for the parts to work.

Exhaustion and fatigue, trauma, poor diets, parasites and an unhealthy lifestyle from toxicity to oral health all claim the realm of inflammation.  As a species we do combat inflammation fairly well when we are young and well nourished.

But we have evolved a perfect brain and it has a fail-safe mechanism to prevent the subluxation from becoming intolerable.  At least in the beginning the youthful systems of the organs and the soft tissues hold the joints in a fairly good and adaptable position.  The stretchy elastic tissues of the tendons, fascia and ligaments surrounding the joints allow some degree of leeway in movement before the bony joints begin to become so imbalanced that they subluxate.

It is a catch 22 phenomenon.  The adrenal cortisol and the secretion of reactive toxic species from our own immune system trying to fight the inflammation create more inflammation and that accompanied by age and prior stressors soon if not reprieved tax the adrenals to exhaustion.

But for ongoing health the body needs the cortical steroids of the adrenals for they nurture the ligaments, cartilage, tendons and fascia causing them to become stretchy, the suppleness of these parts become more forgiving and youthful like. 

Suppleness of the bony frame reflects joints that move through a healthy range of motion (ROM).  And that healthy motion forgives transient excessive strain upon the joints preventing them from premature subluxation, preventing them from messing up not only their own emitted signals but also those of nerves nearby.

Yoga, massage, exercising, activity indoor and outdoors all help our body’s functions.

But it turns out that the single most important thing you can do to prevent back pain is to consistently nurture your tissues with an adequate diet.  That means never, ever, ever eat unreliable food like materials.  Food must be nutritive in value.  

If you are running your self into the ground and have had enough then change your lifestyle and diet.  Consult your family chiropractor and get the subluxations diminished in your spine and extremities; all the joints must move properly.  Commit to keeping up an improved lifestyle.  Commit to keeping up an improved body joint system, better kept ROM of all of the joints lead to a better-informed brain, the controller.

Think about how the body must be working through visualizing it’s anatomical structures.  Visualize it working more to your unique capacity.  Talk over a plan of support with your Family Chiropractor.   Keep active and willing to get yourself free of back pain. It is possible for most of you.

About the author: Dr. Brian Blower has been a licensed chiropractor for 45 years practicing Applied Kinesiology and has been in private practice on Grand Bahama Island for the past 17 years. He is a founding member of Applied Kinesiology Canada and was educated at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. He has treated many celebrities and also specializes in sports medicine.  Dr Blower is currently in practice at the Family Wellness Center across from the Rand Hospital, Freeport. He can be reached at 242-351-5424 or 727-2454.    You can also find Dr. Blower on Facebook HERE

Feel free to contact Dr. Blower with any of your questions or comments at BodyByBlower@yahoo.com

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