Back Pain

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, an hour, a day, or a year.  Eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.    – Lance Armstrong

Alternative approaches to address low back or sciatic pain, which don’t involve drugs or invasive surgical procedures, are gaining in popularity. Increasingly, alternative and complementary approaches are found to be more effective and efficient, as compared to ‘traditional’ medical and rehabilitative methods. At some point in time, 8 out of 10 individuals in the United States will suffer from sudden or chronic back or sciatic pain.

POWER IN MOTION’S PHILOSOPHY

Where your pain is, may not be where the problem actually is.  We are a totally connected, interlocking system that needs to be evaluated and treated as such.  The failure of or the less than desirable outcomes experienced from the traditional medical and therapeutic treatments, are due to a ‘symptom based approach’ rather than an origin based, critical thinking strategy.

A clear example is lower back and sciatic pain. Pain in the lower back may be compounded or caused by  flat feet, dysfunction of the knee or hip, sacroiliac joint dysfunction or tailbone injuries.  These factors cause postural imbalance creating biomechanical stress, from head to toe. We consider all of these factors and more, to determine what is contributing to the total picture of pain.

The body is designed to be self-regulating and self-healing.  With precise, hands-on and delicate Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT) techniques, we’re able to facilitate the body’s ability to repair, reorganize and stabilize.  Pain-free musculoskeletal functioning is dependent upon a well-balanced, skeletal structure.  Longstanding, imbalance will eventually affect the structure, creating excessive wear, tear and break down.  Injuries of the joints, spine and soft tissue are the result of a poorly aligned structure.  The musculoskeletal system is our gateway into the treatment of  conditions that can affect and impact the central, autonomic and circulatory systems.

TREATMENT GOALS

Power In Motion’s goal is to optimize structural alignment. In doing so, we reduce chances of low back pain or sciatica to occur in the future. IMT is a delicate, hands-on therapy intervention. IMT restores the normal function of the musculoskeletal system. IMT  improves the function of the nervous, circulatory and immune systems, expediting healing and pain reduction.  External factors which we assess and discuss with the patient, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Posture:  Sitting and Standing
  • Old Injuries: Sports, auto, traumatic falls, etc., in childhood & adult years
  • Hydration:   Critical to the health and integrity of the spine and discs
  • Exercise:   The more sedentary…the more stiff one becomes
  • Stretching:   Flexibility decreases compression and pain
  • Injury Prevention:   Assessing good body mechanics
  • Inflammatory Triggers:   Food, allergies, repetitive strain