This is an email I shared with the MMT database last year. It gives a great summary of some causes of back pain and glimpse into how we go about treating it.
Today I’d like to talk to you about Lower Back Pain,
Does this sound like you or someone you know? – “I had spent literally thousands of dollars on physio’s and chiro’s. I tried everything to get a long term fix, but after seeing countless specialists I gave into their opinion that my back pain was something I’d always have to live with.”
Lower Back pain is the most common condition that we treat at MMT and despite what you may hear, even from back specialists – 97% of Back Pain is 100% curable and in most cases the pain isn’t coming from the spine or its intervetebral discs.
So where is it coming from? The reality is that muscles are the primary source of chronic back pain and muscle pain can almost always be successfully treated without surgery or drugs and that is my specialty!
Ok… so what causes it?
Of course, causes for back pain vary from person to person. What is important to understand is that the length or level of back pain you are experiencing is not necessarily a sign of how ‘bad’ your back actually is. Regardless of whether the pain is 3 months old or 3 decades old, the solution to bad backs is the same. Address strength imbalances, address postural imbalances, remove inflammation and take pressure away from the spine.
We use a unique form of hands on treatment called SCT (Solidified connective tissue) release, which is a combination of deep tissue manipulation and myofascial release, dedicated to melting the restricted connective tissues causing your pain and or dysfunction. SCT Release is the most concentrated, deep and effective style of hands on treatment available for chronic pain and restriction. We are not massage therapists. We do not relax your muscles, only to have that tension and pain return. We do not skip over key areas of dysfunction, wasting time working on areas that do not need it.
“They gave me a plain English explanation as to why I was in pain and how they could eliminate all my pain by addressing the cause, not just the symptoms. I immediately knew that MMT was different to every other clinic and that they could genuinely fix my back for good. After a few treatments, the pain reduced dramatically. I was pain free for a few days at a time (the first time for over 7 years). After 6 weeks, not only was I completely pain free, but I felt stronger than I had done for years.”
This is not a guarantee that you’ll be pain free in 6 weeks, just an example of the type of work that we can do. For more examples check out the back pain testimonials page or some great videos on MMT’s youtube channel.