The real cause of back pain (and treatment options)

The conventional treatment outcomes of back pain are dismal. 

The reason is because the entire outlook on what causes chronic pain is wrong.

The way the medical system is this country works is the doctors client is actually the insurance company. The patient is just the commodity. 

The insurance company requires the doctor provide a diagnosis in order to justify the treatment and in order to support that diagnosis they have to demonstrate objective evidence. In order for the doctor to get paid, there has to be something wrong on the MRI. 

The problem with this and why the whole system is broken, is that it’s been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that no matter how bad the xray or MRI looks, really doesn’t predict someones pain at all.

You could take 100 people with no back pain and have never had back pain, 60 of them are going to have abnormalities on MRI. 

If you take 100 people with back pain, a lot of those people will have perfectly normal MRI.

What this shows is that what we see on the MRI isn’t necessarily the cause of the pain.

This calls into question, what is the pain generator?

In my clinical experience, the majority of chronic back pain comes from the microscopic level.

If you were to do a tissue biopsy (which isn’t practical) you’d see all these little nerve fibers and connective tissues that are inflamed and irritated and dysfunctional.

Luckily, this exactly what orthopedic acupuncture is designed to treat. 

Each acupuncture treatment is basically a microsurgery to the connective tissue. We also treat those inflamed little nerve fibers to make them calm down and stop them from generating pain signals. 

Back pain destroys lives. It doesn’t kill you, but it stops you from being able to enjoy everyday life. Conventional treatment for back pain is terrible. The only options most docs give you is a handful of pills, a cortisone injection or surgery.

They approach it and treat it completely wrong.

We need to do is just consider that this wear and tear on a microscopic level is the #1 cause of pain. So when you have these shifts, you get pain

In my experience, when we use a therapy like orthopedic acupuncture and apply it over the entire low back complex, we induce a massive healing response from your body. By doing this,your body calms down inflammation, increase blood flow, flushes out metabolic waste and allows your tissues to function normally. 

So instead of staying stuck in the never ending wheel of doctors visits and misguided treatment, think about taking an entirely different approach. 

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Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson specializes in treating chronic pain and providing fertility support. He has performed 40,000+ procedures over the last 10+ years. Dr. Hanson has a clinic in Tampa, FL where patients travel from all over Florida to receive cutting edge care.

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