No Movement and Your Back Pain

By · Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

After 6 months of seminars and travel I feel I am now able to get back to blogging. I’m excited to share with you some thought and ideas that I’ve had over the months… and I think you’ll find these interesting as well.

Today I’d like to share with you some interesting findings in some studies that have been done that pertain to movement and back pain.

I’m sure you’ve heard it before – “my back hurts… I just want to rest” or perhaps “oh boy my back has been a problem for so long that I’m afraid to do anything for fear that I’ll hurt my back.”  Or maybe you’ve heard “my back hurts all the time now even though I don’t do anything!”

If you have had back pain you know what I’m talking about.  If you have had severe pain, you know realize how easy it is to put limitations on yourself and on your activities.

This is the trap…

Your pain conditions you to be less active… so much so that you become de-conditioned or even worse yet, sedentary.  That decrease in activity and movement leads to something called spinal wind-up.  This spinal wind-up leads to a neurological self feeding spiral of more and more pain, EVEN THOUGH you are not active or moving.

In other words, if you don’t move your joints you are destine to have more and more pain!

How do we fix this?

Easy. Get moving!

Will this hurt? Maybe… BUT it will start the process for breaking the cycle of spinal windup.

Chiropractic is fantastic at getting the joints moving.  The chiropractic adjustment floods the nervous system with positive nerve message to seize spinal windup.  Exercise and movement is great at helping to fall into the trap.

If you are hurting “even though you’re not doing anything”, I strongly encourage you to seek chiropractic care.  Then start some type of EASY movement program to help you get more years out of your life and more life out of your years.

That’s it for now…


Dr. Troy Don, DC QME



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