Let’s broach the subject
of “Back Pain” and be serious about it. Ubiquitous lower back
pain is the most commonly encountered. We all get lower back pain
at one time or another and while many only periodically struggle, some
are continuously hobbled and compromised by it. Hobbled and compromised
by lower back pain doesn’t describe a healthy mammal does it?
It does sound like a mammal that is on the way out.
There are several theories
and many methods attempting to assess and then reduce back pain.
Huge businesses are built upon our suffering, and these industries are
supported by fears. The fears of the pain and physical disability
returning right when we need our health the most make us comply with
the many proposed “therapies.” We fear the pain and infirmary
that will hold us in compromise because it takes our freedom along with
that of our family and loved ones.
I am all for mankind’s freedom
being rightfully expressed. I’m going to share with you some
information that may help switch on a light of fresh thought.
Armed with novel ideas we may then create new methods to control and
abolish even the most chronic back pain.
Interested in abolishing your
back pain? If you are one of the mammals that is “on the way
out,” then sure you are and I said we must broach the subject of back
pain. We have to “raise it up” and rip it apart with our razors
of thinking, those of deductive reasoning. Then after using our
cutting edge thinking, and only then can we get to the facts leading
to the heart of our problem. The heart of the problem we face
is “what causes chronic back pain?” And a terrible problem
back pain is and it’s becoming more of one too as statistics continually
link many of the conditions of early in life health loss and your
low back pain to a common cause within us. That cause is ongoing
inflammation within our internal tissues and its association with aggressive
degenerative diseases and those include back pain.
The interest in chronic internal
tissue inflammation is rocking the scientific hallways and drives a
monstrous amount of research and monetary disbursement. But at
the same time our health continues to degrade and the same statistics
show failure to slow down, never mind halt our health losses.
Why do humans get back pain?
Why are so many losing the battle for health? Must the slide away
from health, the cheating ourselves of our vigor, vitality and virility
remain unaddressed because of generations old outdated information and
a worthless heath paradigm that is overly proposed as being right when
to a thinking man’s mind it is clearly wrong?
I say “no more ignorance”
about back pain. Our present erroneous health paradigm when shifted
to an accurate and realistic one that correctly functions will stop
the rapid slide of our loss of health and at the same time decrease,
and even eliminate most back pain.
We don’t have to slash up
and re-examine information that is already known to come up with a new
idea to put a stop to our back pains. What we have to do is walk
away first, then turn around and from a different angle rethink the
machine like mechanisms of our body in such a way that we understand
and accept through evolutionary concepts “what we are.”
In order to get a fresh and
clear new thought process about how we are getting more and more illness
along with more and more back pain we have to rethink the implications
of what we are and “how we got here.” Then we must re-think
“what we are doing” and finally “how what we are doing is affecting
We must think fundamentally
about how what we are doing
incorrectly to-day can be affecting
our body functions causing us to endure chronic internal inflammation.
Becoming conscious of how and why our body’s musculo-skeleton system
fails to do its work when we abuse our energy extracting organs inside
can arm us with fuel for though and incentive for change. Then
and for most of us only then, when we reduce the inflamed and chemically
compromised tissue reactions inside, can we stop failing in our ability
to do the necessary musculo-skeletal support work to hold the healthy
positions of the bones of the spine and extremities. Our low backs
don’t strain and sprain and coupled to that they then don’t pain
when we hold their parts better under gravity by having less upset and
inflamed gut and organ tissues inside.
Let’s not throw our hands
up and run away here. Back pain and its causes and elimination
aren’t all as simple as a food borne “chemical electric problem.”
We know that there may be other causes for back pain. And we must
all acknowledge the need for thorough and timely screening for the many
pathologies that just-might-be-there-within creating the bone pain.
But when there is a clear “bill of health” and the pain continues,
drugs and suffering are not the best choices anymore.
I see our body and it’s back
pain through the experience of many, many years in the “back industry.”
I have an assessment of us and our health from years of manually muscle
testing the whole body of every patient presenting with any kind of
symptom from foot pain to headaches. By manually testing muscles
on the left side and comparing them to the exact same muscles on the
right of their body, by testing the front muscles and the back muscles
as well as the oblique muscles and making comparisons, the findings
have given new insight into many disorders including back pain.
What has become clear in all
of these countless of thousands of patients from their examination findings,
what is evident is that none of us are healthy all of the time.
We all fail to be able to do all of the potential work with all of our
parts all of the time. The failure of our body parts to function
to potential all of the time is from the same fundamental phenomenon.
Fundamental failure of our
bodies to do work with muscles causing most of the ubiquitous back pain
always parallels a “failure to thrive.” Inevitably the patient
on the table being examined, the one with lower back pain, the “wounded
warrior” lying in front of me that has failed to function well in
his Garden of Eden, the one that has just failed in the physical examination
to determine why and how he is unhealthy, is failing-to-thrive.
You might say, “Ha, ha, ha
Doc., of course he’s failing to thrive, he has back pain!”
And that my friends is the crux of our misinterpreting what is right
in front of our eyes. Failure to thrive causes ensuing inflammatory
responses deep within our gut tissues leading us to a concomitant inability
to chemically drive the voracious needs of the tissues of our bodies.
These tissues include the nerves, muscles, tendons and fascias of our
bones and joints. All body cells require uniquely specific energy
and nurturing sources of chemistries from diet which directly relates
to our abilities to digest that same diet and bodies fail-to-thrive
when denied these necessary constituents.
Having the opportunity to be
one of the early health care practitioners testing muscle function in
a clinical setting as an Applied Kinesiologist has led me to have unique
facets of thinking about us as a species. Muscle testing has changed
the way I assess our health and diagnose. It has refreshingly
helped change the methods and advice I have been aggressively using
as treatment for the symptoms of back pain. From a new understanding,
with new knowledge my practice procedures have changed in a very positive
health promoting manner. More of my patients “parts” work
to their potentials more of the time now. Part of this healthy
change for my patients has come about by altering their fundamental
lifestyle practices and procedures. More of my patients now enjoy
a healthier body, they are thriving better and as they comply with the
lifestyle recommendations they are mostly free from back and joint pains
throughout their bodies too.
About the author:
Dr. Brian Blower has been a licensed chiropractor for 35 years
practicing Applied Kinesiology and has been in private practice on
Grand Bahama Island for the past
10 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
Center across from the Rand Hospital, Freeport. He can be reached at 242-351-5424 or 727-2454.
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