During the course of the workshop, we covered a lot of information, including the following:
- Basic anatomy of the spine
- Common causes of back pain and sciatica
- The top 3 causes and what they each look like
- Successful treatment
When we started talking about how to eliminate lower back pain and sciatica, I introduced the “3 Phases of Recovery”, which include:
- Reduce Pain & Inflammation
- Improve Strength and Flexibility
- Return to Activity (plus prevent future injury)
As we went through these phases of recovery, and important point occurred to me: Nobody actually cares about back pain!
You might think this sounds strange, but let me tell you, the 10 people in the audience all nodded their heads in agreement.
Now, you might be thinking “Luke, if nobody cares about back pain, why are people coming to your workshop about back pain? And why do you treat so many people with back pain?”
Excellent question! I’ll tell you all about it in the video below…
But just in case you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the short answer: NO, people don’t care about back pain. But YES, they do care about back pain when it starts to impact their ability to enjoy certain activities in life…
…this includes activities like going for a walk with their spouse, going bowling with friends, golfing, playing with kids and grandkids, hiking, etc., etc.
So you see, we don’t actually treat “back pain” and “sciatica” in the clinic. Instead, we help people get rid of their pain in order to stay active and happy.
There’s a little more to it than this, which I explain in the video below. I hope it finds you well!
P.S. If you’d like to attend our next “Back Pain & Sciatica” workshop and figure out the root cause of your pain, as well as what successful treatment looks like, just give us a call at the office at 509.892.5442 to inquire about our next workshop date.
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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