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Welcome to Lower Back Pain Answers! I’m Stephen O'Dwyer, Neuromuscular Therapist, health educator, and bodywork instructor.
This important question often comes up at the end of my treatment sessions with new clients.
Now that they’ve learned about concepts such as…
• Muscular Compensation
• Myofascial Trigger Points
• Sensory-Motor Amnesia
…and now that they feel a renewed sense of hope about achieving back pain relief, they often express confusion about why their doctor never mentioned any of these possible causes for their back pain.
My answer to their question creates a launching pad for this entire website.
"It's not because your doctor doesn’t care," I tell my clients. "It's because your doctor doesn't know that much about how muscles work."
"And why is that?" they ask.
My answer to my clients may be as surprising to you as it is to them:
"Despite the great advances in medicine," I tell them, "in the last hundred years…
...allopathic physicians still receive very minimal training in the musculoskeletal system.
And it is the musculoskeletal system which is responsible for the lion’s share of back pain problems.
It’s not herniated disks and pinched nerves that are responsible for the epidemic of lower back in this country and around the world.
The great majority of back pain results from problems with muscles and fascia (connective tissue), and dysfunction between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.
Tight, short, strained or compensating muscles can be painful enough to make you believe there's something seriously wrong.
But often there's not.
What's needed is a better understanding of the muscles and a better approach.
Here at Lower Back Pain Answers I promise you will find both.
Wishing you all the best in your search for lower back pain answers!
Stephen O'Dwyer, CNMT
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