lower back pain is a PAINTHis post started life as a reply to someone having "horrible back pain"
i've seen three of these in one day, so thought perhaps a general thread may help.
The point of this post is to offer an alternative perspective about back pain that says it mayn't be about the back; it may be about pain processes in the brain. and if we work with a model of pain, and of movement, even chronic stuff can unwind.
This post is motivated by the fact that
A lot of folks ask about low back pain issues, and what can be done. Many folks recommend chiros, PT's massage, exercise. All these things can bring benefit. In my experience though, if that back pain has been going on for months/years we're talking chronic, and manually therapy has a much harder time addressing this.
The following offers some other ideas for dealing with low back pain - both at an early and definitely at an ongoing stage.
The focus is really on models of pain as opposed to particular back issues.
First of all some context:
me, like most folks with low back stuff - compressed l4/l5, long history of chronic back stuff.