Standard physio and chiro does not strengthen your back, hence why the pain continues to return
As chronic back pain specialists we see countless patients who have spent years receiving standard physio and chiro treatments in the hope of finding a lasting solution to their condition.
The treatment techniques and the exercises (if even prescribed) do not address the fundamental underlying cause of chronic debilitating back pain.
There are two core elements to chronic back pain
The typical cycle for chronic back pain is as follows
We literally see thousands of chronic back pain patients each year who fall into the above category and are looking for an alternative approach to their condition.
The techniques carried out with standard physio and chiro focus on the symptoms of chronic back pain, not the underlying cause. No amount of spine or joint manipulation, mobilisation or soft tissue treatment will address weakened postural muscles and set in compensatory movement patterns.
The exercises prescribed in standard physio and chiro most typically focus once again on the symptoms. No amount of stretching tight painful muscles, joint mobility work will ever strengthen weakened postural muscles.
Yet countless people come into our clinic confused and frustrated after spending countless hours stretching each day in an attempt to overcome their back pain and prevent further muscle spasms.
If the postural muscles that support the back were strong and functional then excess load would not be placed on the back muscles, completely avoiding painful tension to the back muscles, joints and connective tissue. Which would completely avoid pointless hours spent each week on muscle stretching and joint mobilisation.
Weak postural muscles are the true underlying cause of lower back pain. Strengthening these muscles and restoring postural symmetry is the solution to ending chronic back pain for good.