What Do We Offer?
First of all and for your own safety you need to answer some questions about your general health. This is to rule out any specific issues that are not treatable with our program.
If the outcome of the questionnaire is positive to continue the program, you will go to the next step. This step is about specific questions regarding your lower back pain.
Based on these answers you perform some movements, paying attention to the pain and range of motion (ROM). If the results from the movement examination confirm the results of the questionaire, you are suitable to follow our program!
First Aid Back Protection
Probably you are suffering from acute or chronic lower back at this moment. Especially for acute lumbago we provide first aid back protection tips. So you can take action immediately and start recovering.
Easy to Understand Information
After providing some tips to protect your lower back, you will get information about how your back works. This will be explained in simple and plain language, no confusing medical terms will be used. This basic knowlegde will help you in your rehabilitaion process.
Another important topic is what kind of advices to follow and not follow. When searching the internet, a lot of advices are just counter effective. We will explain you why some of those tips are not effective and give you simple, adequate and personalized advice.
Only Specific Exercises
Perform exercises to get pain reduction and improvement in movements, not to feel worse. Our exercises are based on the world’s best evidence based method for treating lower back pain and are specific for your diagnose. Most of the exercises specialists teach you, are general exercises not based on a thorough and proven examination. This is one of the key points that distinguishes our program.
How to stop recurring lower back pain
The fact you have a back problem is one of the highest prognostic factors for your back pain to reoccur. Movement patterns are one of the most important causes of reocuuring back pain. Changing these patterns aquires behavioural adjustments. This is the most challenging aspect for your lower back pain prevention. Integration of all previously mentioned tools is usually not enough to prevent you from getting lower back pain again.
The blueprint to prevention
Our program reduces the reocurrence to a minimum. We will provide you with tips and trics how to overcome this challenge.
- Questionnaire 15%
- Movements 30%
- Personalized Advice 40%
- Tailor-Made Information 50%
- Specific Exercises 60%
- Integration in Daily Life 80%
- Follow Up for Prevention 100%
Frequently Asked Questions
what is sciatica exactly and what causes it?
Officially sciatica is the pain occuring from the sciatic nerve, which originates from the lower spine nerve roots. Parts of these roots branch out to the legs. So sciatic pain can be felt in the lumbar region and legs, all the way down to the feet. This will be the answer you find on most of the information sources, but there is more behind this question. Why do people ask what is sciatica? The question itself can suggest two things:
- Someone gave you the sciatica diagnose and want to know more about this topic, for example the cause and treatment options.
- You have back and/or leg pain and you are wondering if it is sciatic pain what you feel.
In both cases people are looking for crystal clear answers to satisfy their search. At this point we are going to disappoint you and here is why:
- Most of the times sciatica is not a diagnose, but a generic term for lower back pain in combination with leg pain.
- There is just one cause of sciatica and that is irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irriation can have hundreds of different causes. The problem is to identify and isolate just one structure, even with modern techology like magnetic resonance imaging this is often impossible.
- The source of sciatic pain can easily be confused with other sources, which can give similar pain patterns. So it is quite possible the ischiatic nerve is not irritated. This sounds confusing, right?
- Most of the people who claim to know the cause and diagnose, have few or no strong evidence that supports their theories.
As you can read, the cause is difficult to tell, the diagnose is not really a diagnose. That paints a very black picture for the treatment plan, if even those two fundemental things can not be accurate, no? If you keep looking for physical structures as a cause and diagnose, you will indeed run into problems finding the proper treatment. After these disappointing facts, there is also good news, despite these difficulties researchers and health professionals have getting a diagnose based on physical structures. We already decided to step away from this structured based thinking several years ago for reasons mentioned above. Instead of pointing to a ligament, muscle or nerve, we take a look at movements and pain patterns. This sounds too simple to be truth for most people. Actually, there is a whole bunch of evidence supporting this method of diagnosing and treating patients with lumbago issues with or without leg pain.
What is lumbago with sciatica?
The meaning of lumbago is a painful condition of the lower back. It is not a diagnose, but a descriptive term without specifying any cause. The explanation of sciatica is described in the previous question. When combining these two answers, the answer the this question will be nothing more than lumbar pain plus leg pain.
What causes lower back pain?
Before answering this question, one thing has to be mentioned. There is a difference between specific and nonspecific lower back pain (LBP).
The minority of LBP is specific and indicates there is an underlying cause provocating the pain. Here are some examples of the list of over 200 possible causes:
- A herniated lumbar disc
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Sciatic nerve irritation
- Degenerative Disc Disease
These 5 mentioned causes can be found through medical imaging or other types of clinical analyses.
The vast majority of LBP is nonspecific. The term nonspecific is pretty confusing. It suggests there is no specific cause for the pain. If this was the truth, this group of people couldn’t be, because the cause is unknown. The only thing that could be done is to decrease the symptoms. The only thing the term ‘nonspecific’ demonstrates, is the fact that no connection can be shown between structural lumbar changes and the pain.
If a classification system will be used that is not only based on anatomic structures, a lot of LBP can become specific. As a consequence it will be a lot easier to formulate an effective treatment plan. One solution can be to introduce a classification system based on movements and pain pain patterns,
There are many diseases and pathologies that can cause lower back pain. Despite this huge list, we believe the number one cause for LBP can be found in inaccurate movements and not anatomical structures.
If you do nothing, nothing will change.Steve Hefferon
The trick about life is to make it look easy.Daniel Lacroix
Take care of your body. It’s the one place you have to live.Luc Vrancken
Among other things, these nerves give power to the muscles and give sensation to the skin. It is through the spinal nerves that you can direct movement and feel temperature, pressure, and pain. These sensations are not just normal parts of life; they also provide a natural alarm system: they warn you that a bodily structure is about to sustain some damage or has already been damaged.Robin McKenzie
Helpful Information for Finding Sciatica Relief
When a person suffers from lumbago, they experience lower back pain that can often limit their mobility and greatly affect their life. When people suffer from lumbago with sciatica, the problem can be even more pronounced. The first step in overcoming pain is to learn its cause. Diagnosis is achieved through two factors, the type of lower back pain a person is experiencing and how far the pain spreads. Once a person has been properly diagnosed, they can fully achieve lower back pain relief through exercises and changes in behavior that can make a huge difference on their ability to experience more pain-free days.
What Causes Musculoskeletal Pain?
The vast majority of people who are suffering from musculoskeletal pain do not have any life-threatening conditions to cause concern. Most people simply are in pain because of a movement, position, or activity they have participated in. Those who are suffering from pain that is mechanical in nature will often find a mechanical treatment can help relieve the pain and even prevent it from reoccurring. Improper posture, both sitting and standing, is to blame for many types of lower back pain. Those who suffer from lower back sciatica pain often find there are exercises that can help to not only stop their pain but also help prevent sciatic attacks from occurring. Through these natural sciatica relief exercises, people can find freedom from their pain without taking risky pain medications that could place their health in danger.
How Can Exercise Relieve Lumbago and Sciatica Pain?
Through self treatment lumbago exercises a person can not only find relief for their lower back pain but can also find they experience sciatica relief. Many people are surprised to learn they can control their pain, increase their mobility, and prevent their painful attacks by performing simple exercises for back pain treatment at home. Through research, it has been found people can receive faster and more effective results by performing quick exercises five to six times a day rather than having their physician perform treatment on them once to twice a week. When a person is taught self treatment exercises, they not only gain the benefit of being able to be in control of their own pain relief, but they also valuable insight into what causes their pain so they can do all they can to avoid it. This saves them time and money and allows them to stay active and enjoy their life as much as possible. Exercises can be used to not only relieve pain but keep it from coming back. As people perform these exercises, they are providing supportive strength to their lower back which is crucial for full mobility without pain. This lumbago treatment does not focus on symptom relief only but instead works on discovering the cause of the pain and then instructing a person to carry out the right types of exercise to stop their pain. These exercises can be used for acute attacks of lower back pain or to achieve full sciatica relief.
What Can You Expect From an Online Pain-Treatment Program?
The first part of the process is the assessment portion. Through key information on the type of pain, where it radiates, and what relieves it allows the coaches to help determine what exercise plan will be most beneficial for finding full relief from ongoing back pain or acute attacks. Through our program, people will receive full instruction and coaching on the types of exercises they need to perform and how they need to perform them. This ongoing coaching allows a person to fully address the pain they are in and learn how they can take control over their body by learning how it fully operates and what steps they need to take to find relief through exercises that are meant to counteract the mechanics that caused them pain. Along with the coaching and instructions one receives, they will also learn a few minor changes they can make in their daily life to help prevent lumbago and sciatica symptoms from occurring. This valuable information can change a person’s life so they are no longer a helpless victim to their back and leg pain.
Those who are interested in our online course and coaching should learn more about the program so they can make a sound decision on whether or not it can benefit them. Those who take the initiative to find pain relief through this course are often able to say goodbye to costly prescriptions that can place their health at risk. They can also say so long to the expense of multiple treatments being carried out on a weekly basis. People who are regularly dealing with ongoing lower back pain or back pain that radiates down the backs and sides of their legs are the perfect candidates for learning how to self-relieve their pain.