By Bellevue Chiropractor: Dr. Bob Cummins
Bellevue – Often patients ask, “Why is my back so tight?” and “Why does the back problem keep coming back”. These “Problems” are usually abnormally aligned or moving spinal segments that are irritating surrounding nerves, muscles, and ligaments. Chiropractors call them , ” vertebral subluxations.” Bones don’t have a mind of their own. They can’t misalign whenever they feel like it. Muscle tension controls bone position, and the nervous system controls muscle tension. At the end of the day, the nervous system is the culprit behind why the problem keeps coming back and why the tension is always in the same place.
What causes the nervous system to create this situation? Stress. Chemical stress, physical stress, and psychological stress. When you experience more stress than the body can efficiently adapt to, the body assumes to one degree or another, a fight or flight condition which causes muscles to contract and alter bony alignment and motion. This creates the problem you end up feeling as pain, tightness, immobility, your back feeling stuck or hurt.
What can you do it about it on your own? Eat really well and avoid chemical toxins in the environment. Maintain good sleep habits. Develop strategies to manage mental stress. Work exercise into your routine that includes strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Think, a healthy breakfast at the Bellevue Whole Foods, a long walk during your lunch break from T-Mobile down to the Factoria Starbucks to grab a fresh pressed juice, and heading to Crossfit Bellevue after work for good friends and a great workout.
If you adopt this lifestyle, you will have less recurrent back tension, and those problems to your back will come back less and less.
Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd. SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA (telephone 425-590-9158).
Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness provides a natural and drug free solution to help neck pain, back pain, headaches and injuries from car accidents through chiropractic, massage, decompression, cold laser, auto injury recovery, and creating wellness services for those seeking gold medal health in and around Bellevue, Seattle, Renton, Factoria, Issaquah and Newcastle.