How We Treat Back Pain?
We have a number of possible treatments for back pain. During your initial consultation we will identify the correct solution that is completely tailored to you.
Will my back pain last forever?
This idea can be quite scary for people. When you have pain, it’s easy to think it will last forever or will get worse over time, but the vast majority of problems get better.
Pain is common after a certain age, but it’s not normal. Phrases in our language like, ‘it’s all downhill from forty’, or ‘it’s my age’ keep the candle of myth burning.
Rather than blame age, I prefer to blame habits. As long as we are alive our body has the ability to change. This is a process known as BIOPLASTICITY. Our body changes in response to a given stimulus, particularly the ones we do the most often.
So what stimulus are you giving your body? If it is a stimulus of a sedentary lifestyle, high carb diet and lack of stretching, your body’s response to that will be to tighten up and have pain.
If, however, the stimuli you give your body include a healthy diet to nourish the cells and regular stretching and exercise to gently and progressively test your body’s limits, it doesn’t matter what your age is, your body will respond positively.
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