Do You Have Spinal Imbalances?
Most people believe that when pain strikes, it is due to the final activity you performed ... the object you carried ... how you bent forward ... the way you lifted.
In fact research has proven this to be wrong. The last activity you perform is now looked at the same way as the last straw that breaks the camels back.
The actual underlying cause is the mechanisms that allow your spine to tire, to the point where some small activity leads to pain. In other words spinal imbalances.
How Do Spinal Imbalances Develop?
Your spine works as an entire system, and not just your spine either. From your feet to your skull, each joint, muscle, ligament and tendon work to perform as a whole.
Just think of when you walk ... your left leg moves forward at the same time and rate as your right arm. Your spinal joints move also, you breathe which requires your rib cage to move. There is also what is called a sacro-occipital rock occurring as you breathe and move - this is the motion that helps move the fluid around your spine and skull.
You move as a complete structural system... from tip to toe!
You only need one area of your structural system to fail or not function 100% to affect the entire structural system.
In fact a sprained ankle today, if left untreated and the imbalances increase with time ... may cause headaches in weeks to come.
Spinal imbalances affect your entire structural system. The imbalance is centered around the pelvis where it twists and distorts. The pelvis is one of the foundation areas of your structural system ... the feet are the other.
This twisting in your pelvis allows your entire spine to twist, your feet hit the ground as you walk on a different angle than they should, muscles don't work in straight lines, tendons are strained as are ligaments and individual joints move out of position.
It sounds dramatic, but this occurs at very minute levels initially, where you don't notice any change at all.
But as time passes and these imbalances increase, pain arrives as you are set up for a fall...
The imbalances get to the point where your structural system is on a knife's edge, everything has tightened until a normal activity creates the last stress where a joint, muscle or ligament suddenly fails ... and pain strikes.
Research has proven these imbalances are the result of day to day life ... the many small knocks, bumps, falls, and stresses that alter how your system functions.
They are from the accumulation of micro-injuries over time.
Which Spinal Imbalances Do YOU Have?
There are four main spinal imbalances that can occur. Most people usually only have one imbalance, but at times and if these have been present for some time, you can have more than one.
The most common imbalance is related to what is called a forward pelvis:
RFP (Right Forward Pelvis)and LFP (Left Forward Pelvis)Imbalances - this is where one side of the pelvis moves forward and the opposite side moves backwards. This creates a rotational twisting in the spine and structural system.
ATP (Anterior Tilted Pelvis) - this is where the pelvis as a whole has tipped forward, and commonly seen as a sway back.
PTP (Posterior Tilted Pelvis) - this is where the pelvis is rocked backwards flattening out the spine.
Even those with neck pain will still have these imbalances present. Localized pain is still related to the final act you do, the underlying issue though are these imbalances.
They are simple to detect, and you can download a FREE guide to work out which imbalance you have. Knowing which imbalance you have allows you to target the right areas when getting back pain relief.
Without knowing which imbalance is present, you are unlikely to ever relieve pain long term. Simply click the link below to go to our web page teaching you how to detect these imbalances.
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