One of the most frustrating things I see that people suffering from back pain have is that they can’t think of how it happened. Typically they say ‘I slept funny’ or ‘it must be my bed’. However injuring yourself while sleeping is hard to justify. It can take up to 3 days for inflammation to set in and feel pain. While you sleep your blood flow slows down, called stasis, allowing inflammation to build up causing more pain and stiffness when you wake up. Sound familiar? Once you get moving your pain and stiffness improves throughout the day even though the problem is still there. What’s happening is that it’s not until after the third day that it started to hurt. It was the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’. An accumulation of many stressors that has caused poor control leading to re-injury through basic activities.
Our goal at Aligned Health is not only to find out exactly what’s wrong, but to get you to feel better as quick as possible, and to show you ways to stop recreating problems in the future. Visit www.alignedhw.com.au and look for the video tab for my low back exercises.
Yours in Health,
Dr Adam Wild – Chiropractic Specialist
Aligned Health & Wellbeing