Thread: Back Problems
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Old 08-20-2006, 08:16 PM   #16
Kevin Wilbanks
Location: Seattle/Southern Wisconsin
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Re: Back Problems

You are way deeper into symptomatic treatment than me. That stuff is good, I suppose, but it's only pain. I only care about the specifics of the injury insofar as finding the cause. Hence, I actually think it is better in many cases not to ameliorate pain, so that you can use it as feedback to know whether you are effecting the cause. In my case, I tried everything under the sun for my back and hip problems - chiropractic, PT, custom homemade orthotics, drugs, herbs, applied kinesiology, deep tissue massage, orthobionomy, yoga... the problems didn't really go away until I got a new life that no longer involved sitting in office chairs. Years later, when I started spending way too much time driving my pickup truck, the problems returned. Chairs are a menace.
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