When your low back is sore and it doesn't seem to get better, it's easy to feel like there must be something structurally wrong "in there". The evidence, however, tells us that this is not usually the case. Most often, there isn't a strong link between pain and structural damage. Many times people with chronic pain have very similar MRI findings to those with no pain. For example (see graph) more than half of *pain free* people in their 40s are likely to have a bulging spinal disc, but NO PAIN!
Chronic pain is a more complex interaction between the brain, nervous system and body. These pain processes occur outside of your awareness and often outside of your control. But you can take control back. Talk to us about learning to trust your back again. Make an appointment at Myo Motion and learn how to calm down your pain with manual therapy and retrain your brain and nervous system with new movement and thought processes. There is hope for chronic back pain!
MRI FINDINGS IN *PAIN FREE* SUBJECTS
A fundamental principle of physio and myotherapy at Myo Motion, is the idea that the human body was built to move. One of our primary goals is to help patients in regaining or improving their ability to move well and without pain. This may be helping a football player rehabilitate after knee surgery or teaching an elderly patient to negotiate daily activities like walking and climbing stairs with strength and stability. This involves the retraining of muscles, tendons, and nerves to build up strength, endurance, and coordination. And how is this done? Through exercise! Of course we also use passive therapies like massage, joint mobilisations, dry needling and other manual soft tissue techniques, but one our primary goals is to help you to "MOVE IT MOVE IT!"
Mon to Fri: 08:00 to 20:00
Saturday: 08:00 to 19:00
Sunday: 08:00 to 18:00
Need an appointment outside of those times? Just call us.