Hello, everyone. It’s Mike Stewart again here with Dr. Jack Winner. Today, we’re going to talk to Dr. Jack about back pain. Dr. Jack, what can you do different to help patients with back pain?
Good question, Mike. Mike, I do a process called, chiropractic and a process called, kinesiology. Chiropractors, that’s been their main bread and butter for the last 35, 40 years. Since we’ve been doing is longer than that, since 1920s actually. So, we’ve been working with taking pressure off nerve supply, and it’s usually the culprit of back pain.
If you have a pinched nerve, and oftentimes it’s very low back, and that’s what most people come in with that and that’s what they’ll complain about. If we can identify where that bone structure is being out of place, putting pressure on the nerve supply, take the pressure back off, it relieves the pain almost instantly within a visit or two.
Now, beyond that point, Mike, we don’t want to run the pressure off the nerve supply. What we found a problem with a lot of people that they’ve gone to chiropractors, or they did a thing with injections in their back, or some kind of a medication, or some kind of Aleve or ibuprofen. The pain went away, but then the pain came back again.
That’s the problem with so much of back pain that many people suffer back pain almost a lifetime, on and off. The sad part about that, they don’t know when that back pain’s going to come about. They might be on vacation or being with their friends and just doing something crazy, and all of a sudden they got back pain.
So, the first thing we want to do is identify where the pain’s coming from. Again, most often, obviously you can you talk about the low back, but very specifically, is it a bone that’s out of place? Which bone’s out of place? Which nerve supply’s got pressure against it? So, the first thing we want to do is identify the problem. Then Mike, the next thing we’re going to do is find out which muscles are in spasm or not doing their job, not supporting that area, get the muscles out of spasms so we get them some relief as quick as we can.
Then, the bigger picture here is we want to stop that problem from returning again. How we do that is we make sure the muscles have support that joint area. Then all the muscles around the back, what we call those core muscles, we want those core muscles strong as well. If we get that to happen, now this person’s out of pain and now they can begin to do the things, like bending over the sink or vacuuming, where it won’t cause any problem because the core muscles are holding that bone in place and keeping it in place for us.
What makes you so confident, and the proof, that this process helps patients?
Fortunate, I’ve had 37 years to work at this, and probably thousands of patients working with us as more time as well. I’ve got to tell you, Mike, the first person I ever worked with, this lady who had a problem with her neck pain, she couldn’t lift her arm up and comb her hair or brush her teeth. After I adjusted her a couple of times and the bone went back into place and her pain went away, but then the problem came back again. I realized by that third visit, adjusting the bone wasn’t enough. I needed to work with the muscles.
So, I took out a book called, Gray’s Anatomy, which I think a lot of people have heard of that. It shows all the muscles in the body and where they’re attached and where they go to. What I asked this lady to do is ask her to lay on her stomach, and I took this book and found out which muscle were in spasm in her neck and which ones are not strong enough. I just balanced those out through a process called, kinesiology.
Once I strengthened those muscles, that bone went back into place. A couple of weeks later when I called her back, she said, “You know, my neck pain is still fine. And by the way, my migraine headaches have gone since you did that muscle stuff as well.” I realized all the way back then, that was 37 years ago, that I need to make sure I make sure these muscles are strong and they’re doing their job, and anything we need to do support those muscles to make the body healthy. If we can do those kinds of procedures, we now get people out of pain, and we keep them out of pain, longterm.
So, what I’m hearing is you have years and years of happy, successful cases and testimonials from people who’ve been relieved of the pain.
So if you have that kind of proof, if someone has back pains, what are their next steps that you suggest to get relief?
Well Mike, I would call or email me and just have a conversation. In that conversation, they can get some more clarity about what’s happening. I think what a lot of people do, they’re confused. First of all, they’re in pain. So, they want immediate relief. But more than that, if we can give the information, have them understand why the problem’s coming about, and how it’s going to be corrected, that’s probably one of the better things we can do.
So if they want to email me at winnerwellness.com, we can actually begin to have that conversation or they can call. Our phone number is (770) 536-6600, and we’ll have a conversation with them and begin to see where they’re at, and how we can help them, and where we can give them to somebody in their local area, wherever they’re at, to get some care for them.
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