In the continuum of lower back pain, astute clinicians must address the root functional triggers for pain and dysfunction- not simply the structural consequences. Remember, disc lesions and degeneration are merely the result of cumulative insults to the associated ligaments, muscles, bones and cartilage. The process often begins with postural imbalance and progresses from that point. Check out this video that explains the continuum of LBP.
Cumulative insults are often due to personal habits, activities and postures. Chiropractors are tasked with changing those triggers. This is not easy- in fact sometimes it would be easier to change someone’s religion rather than their lifestyle! But patients are more motivated to become active participants in their recovery when they realize that much of their pain is self-inflicted.
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About the Author
Dr. Tim Bertelsman
DC, CCSP, DACO
Dr. Tim Bertelsman graduated with honors from Logan College of Chiropractic and has been practicing in Belleville, IL since 1992. He has lectured nationally on various clinical and business topics and has been published extensively. He has served in several leadership positions within the Illinois Chiropractic Society and currently serves as President of the executive board.
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