We're not born with Back Pain...It's something we did, or we're doing!
This is especially true when it comes to your back. Our skeletal frame is a collection of bones balancing a round skull on top of the stack. Our tendons, ligaments, fascia and muscles keep everything in place and allow us to move in nearly unlimited directions.
They also enable us to adapt to unique types of repetitive stress; like the legendary wheel pushed by Conan the Barbarian; when you do the same activity over and over, good or bad, your body becomes stronger and more adapted to that activity.
This is an AMAZING adaptive response! It’s also a common cause of muscle imbalances which will inevitably result in spinal pain. So how do you enjoy your favorite activities AND maintain proper muscle balance? By using this Lifestyle Modification Program.
This program is loaded with pages filled with pictures of some of the most common repetitive activities. These activities OVER-STIMULATE the muscles and we’ve provided instructions for the stretches and exercises to perform regularly in order to keep your body in balance.
It’s important to understand how repetitive muscle activity can cause problems. In the image on the left you see a high flagpole supported by guy wires. Next to it is a spine and skull. It is supported by muscles in the same way as the cables support the pole.
If you over-tighten one of the support cables the tall pole becomes unstable in high winds. In the same way, your spine becomes unstable when certain muscles are overworked, becoming stronger, while others are unused and weak.
Simple, daily activities like sitting can create these kind of imbalances.
The picture below illustrates poor posture -vs- proper posture. Ask yourself these questions.
As you read this post, consider the questions above.
With careful design you CAN do the things you love AND maintain your spine in proper balance. Simply follow the recommended stretches and exercises outlined in the Sciatic Relief System.
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It won’t be easy and it won’t be quick. But it WILL work!
Welcome to my website!
For the past 15 years I've worked with patients to overcome back and sciatic pain. How did I get started? What's my story? It all be began in 1998. I don't exactly remember where I was when I started having pain in my butt and leg. One day I just became aware that it hurt when I stood up for very long!
I was dumb and thought it would go away, so I ignored the pain. I was an Account Executive at the time. I spent my day sitting at a desk or conference table. Occasionally I'd stand for long periods of time at meetings, events or trade shows. That's when the pain would get really bad!
I would occasionally see my Chiropractor for an adjustment.
Sometimes it helped, sometimes it made it worse. I didn't spend any time thinking the ache would get worse. I am an optimist and believed I just slept wrong, or overdid some weekend sporting event. "Give it time and it'll get better," or so I thought.
I later learned that sciatica becomes less responsive to treatment and MORE likely to result in severe complications, often resulting in surgery and intense medications if it is ignored for 6-12 months!
I made a HUGE mistake, I ignored the pain!
Let's pause my story right here. You see, I failed to get help while I was in Stage 1 and ended up going through ALL of the stages! I survived shots in Stage 2 and surgery in Stage 3.
They actually removed part of a bulging disk at the lowest lumbar vertebrae - the L4- L5 junction. This is what happens when you bury your head in the sand like I did. Do nothing and the worst possible thing will happen!
After the surgery I felt alright for about a month, and then scar tissue started to build up and I found myself right back in Stage 1.
I asked the neurosurgeon why this was happening and what my options were. He said: "Well, you lifted a lot of weights, played football and basically had a good run. The body wears out, there's nothing we can do. You'll need to use pain killers the rest of your life."
I was shocked! That was his answer!
The surgeon, my MD, my DC nobody could explain why it happened to me, so I decided to go back to the University for a Masters degree in Physiology. I believed there HAD to be a reason why it happened, and I was determined to learn how to fix the REAL cause of my problem.
I still remember, it was my 2nd semester of advanced Anatomy when I found the answer! I finally understood WHAT was wrong with me! I discovered what caused my problem and began working to create a solution. For the next six months I did careful trials on myself and others with back issues. Finally I found the combination that got the BEST results! I was my first "guinea pig" and it worked better than I could have hoped! My pain was gone in 6 months and it hasn't returned.
I'm excited to share my Sciatic Relief System with you!
I no longer have any pain and my X-ray's show a spine that is working properly with spinal discs that look full and youthful, like a double stuffed Oreo cookie!
After a few years I finished graduate school and received my Master's degree in Exercise & Wellness. Since that time I've worked with hundreds of back pain clients and helped each one overcome their individual dysfunction.
The Sciatic Relief System has helped hundreds of people! Click and learn how it can help you!
*There's a lot of information on this page. If there's anything you don't understand, please contact me. I'd love to talk with you about what you're experiencing.