Back pain can be one of the most debilitating problems that individuals can experience. The spine is so central to overall functionality, and back pain in some areas can restrict or even prohibit movement. About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain; low back pain is the most common.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, “Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans under 45 years old. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain.”
Back pain is exhausting, but also makes it difficult to sleep. Debilitating pain in your back affects your ability to do housework, and is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Individuals who suffer from chronic back pain often face frustration from their supervisor or employer for missed work, and their loved ones feel helpless to relieve their pain. Then, the depression sets in.
I see it all the time. If only we could see you before it gets to this point. Once you have pain shooting all the way down your leg, it means that a nerve is being compressed. Nerve pain is awful. I know, I have had it. But I knew what to do early on to stop it in its tracks. That is what I want to do for you, and I can give you tools and exercises that you can do on your own at home to relieve and treat back pain.
Now, if you do have pain shooting down your legs, we can still help. I do not believe in “No
pain, no gain.” I believe in “No pain, huge gain!” Your treatment and exercises should not be painful. They should be pain-relieving and restoring of normal muscle balance.