Health Update: Low Back Pain
Have you noticed that when you feel emotionally charged such as angry, you also feel back pain at the same time? Physicians used to think that back pain originates in the brain, not in the spine. This myth has been corrected since then. Back pain has its origins in the spine as well. Mechanical injuries to the spine can alter bodily functions and can be transmitted into pain that you experience. Thus, addressing back pain requires spinal examination as you cannot separate spine from the back pain and hope to resolve the problem.
Duke University researchers studied the amount of back pain experienced by 61 emotionally charged chronic low back pain patients. The results were surprising! Emotionally charged patients experienced higher pain levels because they were internally at conflict with themselves when it comes to expressing negative emotions.
Have you ever noticed that when you are emotionally charged you also experience higher levels of low back pain? Does that pain persist when you hold on to negative emotions? Have you noticed that ignoring your feelings does not make the back pain go away? Taking medications to cover up either your feelings or the ones that mask your low back pain are unhealthy in the long term as prolonged use of pain medications brings along a host of side effects with it.
When you feel emotionally charged, do you convey the message calmly or do you ‘blow up’ at someone? Have you tried understanding the cause behind those emotions? Talking to a friend or a counsellor can shed light on the cause for those feelings and how to constructively convey those emotions. There is also the option to consult a psychologist when these internal emotional battles cannot be resolved through self-awareness or with the help of a friend or counsellor. Does your low back also feel worse when you are emotionally charged? At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Birk is a specialist in low back pain and can help you manage both the mechanical aspect of the low back pain as well as guide you in the right direction by integrating a mind-body approach to health. Hope you can appreciate the complexities of the low back pain and its connection with your emotionally charged brain. According to Dr. Birk, a mind-body approach is more wholesome, active and focuses on developing a healthy attitude towards life.
Chronic pain can be debilitating and take you away from your loved ones. If you have back pain and have often caught yourself being in an emotionally charged state or just experiencing back pain, it is time to break this cycle of pain and helplessness. Dr. Birk is a nutritional specialist as well as a chiropractor who had treated thousands of patients with chronic low back pain. Chiropractic adjustments along with developing a positive attitude towards life will help manage the back pain more effectively. Confronting emotions in a healthy way helps alleviate the need for prolonged medication use.
Are you experiencing low back pain? Do you always feel emotionally charged and helpless because of the pain? Look no further.
At Atlantis Chiropractic and Wellness, Dr. Birk takes a mind-body approach to health in resolving chronic low back pain issues.
Call 905-264-9355 to book your free consultation today! And take choose a pain free beginning!