Four myths about back pain

//Four myths about back pain

Four myths about back pain

By |2010-12-08T17:30:43+00:00December 8th, 2010|General|0 Comments

Back pain myth one

The worse the pain, the longer it takes to get better

Some people can be in agony (due to muscle spasm) in the morning and be virtually pain-free by bedtime.

Back pain myth number two

Once a bad back, always a bad back

Not when you learn how to avoid/overcome back pain and book to see a professional Osteopath 🙂

Back Pain Myth Number Three

Slipped discs can be popped back in.

Not the case, because they do not ‘slip’ – they bulge or rupture – some of the annular fibres tear and the pressure inside pushes the remains of the disc out; a bit like the inner tube of a tyre pushing out through a tear in the outer tyre, distorting the shape.

Back Pain Myth Four

No pain no gain

Rubbish – often pain is a sign that you are making things worse! If that happens it really is time to consult an expert

If you are suffering from back pain call me no 0131 221 1415 and let’s talk about how to help you overcome it

About the Author:

Clinic Director and Osteopath. Gavin graduated as a Gold Medallist in 1991 and is now a Vice Patron of the British School of Osteopathy. Co-author of “The Back Book” with Gavin Hastings OBE in 1996, he has an MSc in The Clinical Management of Pain from the University of Edinburgh, and is currently working on a new book. He's passionate about helping to move people as far from illness and pain as possible, and in January 2015 set himself the target of helping a million people get a better back.

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