Lower Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
The common held belief is that lower back pain is caused by a variety of conditions such as bulged discs, arthritis, and herniated discs. The conventional treatments for low back pain are chiropractic adjustments, exercise, and surgery.
We have found that the vast majority of cases of low back pain, the cause is not found in the lower back. The only time the pain originates in the lower back is when an injury, impact trauma, has occurred directly to the lower back.
The three main causes of low back pain that we have found are:
1. Blockages in the toes.
This accounts for 5% of lower back pain. When the discharge of electricity is restricted in the toes, it backs up to the spine and causes the spine to swell, like a balloon thus causing herniated and bulged discs in the lower back.
2. Tight iliotibial tract, other thigh or groin muscles.
This accounts for 90% of lower back pain. These muscles must be released before the pressure on the lower back can be relieved.
· The iliotibial tract is a muscle on the outside of the thigh that runs from the lower gluts to the knee. When this muscle is too tight, it pulls on the weaker lower back tendons and causes pain.
· The inside thigh muscles pull on the groin muscles affecting the alignment of the pelvic bone. Because of the excessive pull of these muscles on the pelvic bone, the lower back is affected. The pull will affect how a person walks. If the muscle pull on the outside of the leg, the leg will twist out, if it pulls in, the leg will twist in. Walking improperly will result in lower back pain on the opposite side of the problem muscle. Releasing the thigh muscles realigns the leg and takes stress off the lower back. The test for this cause of lower back pain is to watch how one walks.
3. Actual injury to the back due to physical trauma.
This accounts for 5% of lower back pain. Falls off a horse to slips on ice are some reasons for trauma to the back. One would think that these would be the main cause of lower back pain, but they are not.
In conclusion, the injuries we have treated ranged from a stubbed toe to hard falls, in all cases preventing back surgery. We have found that once the muscles pulling on the lower back are released, pain is eliminated in all cases.
The treatment time necessary to eliminate the pain depends on the injury sustained and age of injury.
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