Why your back pain isn't going away. We did a video yesterday about the amazing scientific research that offers hope for back pain and it was a little confusing. Click Here to Watch the Video https://youtu.be/2mzwvY5bazg
I thought about it, I thought, "why was that confusing?" It was confusing me because you really need to understand why you have back pain thats not going away. and then it helps you better to understand the research and what the research identified because its a breakthrough. Its going to transform the industry.
My goal is to eliminate back pain, my goal is to eliminate all back pain, and I believe that it can be done. The reason we do what we do at the Illinois Back Institute is because of something that happened to me. I hurt my back when I was in college, and what I did is I jammed my disc, this is a healthy disc here, and this is a really unhealthy disc. And I pow, I squashed the disc in my back. I found a way out. And I had severe back pain everyday for many many years, my back was up to an 8 win a scale of 1-10, and I was able to find a way out, and I can do all the thing s that I want to do, I can golf, I can do tae kwon do which is a martial art, I'm a 4th degree black belt, and I can do all the things that I couldn't do before, and I found a way out. So what we do at the Illinois back institute is we do a very specific protocol and that protocol was part of the research. And it really is a breakthrough.
So I'm gonna teach you about why you have back pain that,s not going away. This video is going to be a little bit longer than normal. This takes a little bit of time. But if you suffer from a herniated disc, a bulging disc, a degenerated disc, stenosis, spondylolithesis, and or sciatica, this video is about you, this video is for you, this will help you. Because this is all about the why. Why you have the problem, so you understand why you have the problem. If you understand where the pain is coming from, then you'll understand a little bit more about the study that was performed. The typical spine. We'll talk about the spoon, and then well talk about what happens to the spine. What happens to the spine, is the why you have the back pain that's not going away.
The typical spine looks like this. The head is up here, the hips are down here, there are the bones, in-between each bone there is a disc. The disc allows for motion of the vertebrae. The vertebrae is designed to move in 6 directions. Forward, back, side to side, and rotate. All that motion takes place on top of the disc. Inside the spine is the spinal chord, the head is up here. Inside of the head is the brain, of goes the brain stem and then the spinal chord runs down through the inside of the spine. The spine is designed to protect the spinal chord, so the spinal chord is on the inside of the spine and the spinal chord protected by the bones.
In between each vertebra there is a nerve that exits directly off of the spinal chord through an opening called the ferrymen, and the nerves in the neck go into the arms, and the nerves in the lower back go down the legs. There are very small little joints that go off the back of the vertebrae called the facett joints. They are little joints that go off the back in-between each vertebrae. They guide the motion of the joint. They are guiding motion joints, they are not necessarily weight baring joints, the disc is really designed to bare the weight. The disc is designed the way it is to bare the weight. And the disc is, if you have back pain that isn't going away, Bulging disc, degenerated disc, herniated disc, sciatica, typically its the result of this disc right here breaking down. its the break down process. Now the nerves, the nerves in the neck go into the arms. If you've ever had a pinched nerve in your neck, very often you'll have pain in the neck, sometimes you'll have headaches, pain that goes up into the head. Sometimes you'll have pain that goes down the shoulder. Its the same thing in the lower back.The nerves in the lower back go down the legs, if you've ever had a pinched nerve in your lower back very often you'll have pain in the back, sometimes it goes into the hip, sometimes you have pain that goes all the way down into the foot. The Sciatica nerve is the largest nerve in your body, there are nerves that exit off of the sciatic nerve, and these nerves exit through there ferrymen and they form together into one nerve the goes down the leg, its the largest nerve in your body. And when it gets pinch