This is just a fancy way of describing the length of time you should expect low back pain to last if there is absolutely no reason for its onset.Â
Let me let you in on a little secret.Â The natural history of low back pain is about eight weeks.Â That’s all. You could roll around in the snow, let your dog walk on your back, or do absolutely nothing and chances are, your back pain will subside in about eight weeks.Â If you want it to go away sooner, you should see someone.Â And if you see me for it, I would bet it would go away in about half that time, but only if you are following my advice.Â (I play hardball with back pain and I expect you to do a lot of rehab).Â
Please keep in mind that all low back pain is not the same and if it lasts longer than two months you could have something more serious going on.Â
My advice:Â if your back hurts, get it evaluated before it becomes something that takes weeks to treat.Â If your body hurts in anyway, it is usually a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.Â Listen to your body it will reward you with years of health and activity. IF you take care of it.
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Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a biomechanically-based system that identifies and corrects neuromuscular imbalances that cause muscle pain and or joint pain. Muscle Activation Techniques look at the body’s mechanics to make sure all muscles are functioning properly.
It is another way to rehabilitate the weaknesses in your body due to injury and pain. In conjunction with Active Release Technique (ART) it is a wholistic approach to fighting pain from the source. Once these weaknesses are identified in the body it is important to remove the underlying scar tissue in the weak muscles (with ART) before strengthening with other techniques because its hard to strengthen a muscle that has scar tissue.
How do I know if I have Scar tissue?
Pain is usually a good idicator that scar tissue is present. Decreased range-of-motion is another good indicator of the presence of scar tissue.
Once these issues are identified, work with your practitioner to understand the mechanisim of your injury and what rehab you can do to fix it.
For more information on MAT visit www.muscleactivation.com and for more information on ART visit www.activerelease.com.
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