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  • Writer's pictureDr. George Bobbitt

Is There a Really Quick Fix for Back Pain?

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

We are bombarded with many quick fix ideas for our back pain. This is an interesting thought process – "quick fix." We all know there is not a quick fix, because ultimately we are going to have to correct the problem eventually. The concern is that the problem always gets worse over time. Here is an obvious truth – "that which you resist, persists." Until we address the real issue causing the back pain, it will persist and progressively get worse.

Think about this.

The body is amazing. It will attempt to fix itself inherently. One of the ways the body attempts to heal itself is through a mechanism called compensatory mechanics. Basically, the body compensates by shifting things around to balance the stress it is under. Another way to look at this that makes sense is to equate compensation with coping.

A "quick fix" is a coping mechanism used until we can truly correct the real problem. The problem is that many of us never take the measures to ever correct the underlying correctly. In the meantime our body continues to fail as the damage becomes irreparable.

Unfortunately, we cannot just get a new body. Some parts are replaceable, but all in all we get one body. Some people can deal with the pain, but very few can handle to poor quality of life that follows years of neglect.

Our body is a mechanical wonder. Our body needs our undivided attention. Our body is tired of being neglected.

I can’t help but think about how many Americans treat their cars better than they treat their own bodies. We change our oil every 3-5 thousand miles. We clean the inside and outside of our cars religiously. We put the best gas and additives into our metal box on wheels; rotate and align our tires; we insure our vehicles and we even polish the outside so all can see its beauty – but what about our body? Our body gets neglected or at best a "quick fix."

You see, there are no "quick fixes." A condition is either corrected or it is neglected. As the condition is corrected the body heals itself from inside out and operates at ease and functions as it was intended to function. When the condition is neglected the body degenerates and loses function and creates a compensatory problem.

This compensatory problem leads to a cascade of other malfunctions that ultimately lead to disease.

I am reminded of a saying, "pay now or pay later, but either way you are going to pay." Of course if you pay later the cost can become unbearable. Not just in dollars to get well and loss of quality of health, but in quality of life and the effects your condition has left on those that care about you.

A majority of people say that they will get around to better health later. I hear, "I do not have time" and "It’s not that bad" or "It’s hereditary, so I will just have to live with it."

Here is my concern. What you put off today will be there in the future. The issues do not go away. They may become dormant for a time, but they always come back around. When they come back around, they come back with a vengeance.

My advice:

Handle the health warning NOW while the possibilities are favorable.
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