The sobering truth about back pain is that it will be back….IF nothing is done to correct the cause. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80% of adults will have an episode of severe back pain during their life time and, of that 80%, the episode of recurrence is 90%. The statistics also tell us that the number one cause of disability for individuals 40 years old and younger is low back pain. This is why correcting the cause of back pain is so important.
The Three Critical Aspects of How the Body is Performing
There are 3 critical aspects to how we look at how the body is performing: balance, alignment and movement (BAM). As chiropractors, we promote movement and we use a standard screen called the Functional Movement System evaluation, or FMS. We implement the FMS evaluation to look for risk factors associated with poor bio mechanics and abnormal movement during normal activities.
The FMS evaluation is a reliable 7-step evaluation with three orthopedic clearing tests, designed to rank movement patterns basic to the normal function of active people. The evaluation helps us identify, rate, and rank movement limitations and asymmetries.
The goal of the FMS evaluation is to resolve these abnormal bio mechanics and abnormal movement patterns which are caused by either weakness, a joint injury, soft tissue injury, or irritated nerve, which are seriously limiting the way the individual moves. Once weaknesses are identified, we set about creating a corrective strategy to restore normal body mechanics and make sure that the pain and problem caused by these abnormalities does not return.
“What a great experience! Thanks Dr. Hart, and to the staff of Hart Chiropractic. Looking forward to my next visit!”
“Dr. Hart is totally professional, empathetic and creative regarding treatments for returning patients to high levels of wellness and then retaining that wellness.”
“I’ve seen several chiropractors over 10 years for chronic back pain with limited success. I started seeing Dr Hart about 2 years ago after moving to the area and his approach was unlike any Dr. I had ever had. ”