If you Google the internet on home exercise programs for chronic back pain, you will find over a million hits on this subject. There are so many different types of stretching exercises that claim they will get rid of back pain; that it’s almost impossible to choose which ones will work best for you.
But while it is true that many of these home stretch programs do relieve your back pain, you will find that if you don’t religiously do your stretching routines, your back pain quickly returns.
At first you may think that this is because you aren’t doing the right stretches. So back to the internet you go, looking for another exercise routine. Low and behold you find one that claims that this particular stretch program will almost always (if not invariably) rid you of your back pain.
So, following this new regiment of stretches, you may find that they do, indeed, work, but only if you perform them daily. If not, the pain returns just as it did with your previous stretch program.
If you’re stubborn and determined, you may go back to a third round of Google searches for exercises extolled to eliminate your back pain. Soon this gets pretty old and you start questioning – What’s going on here? Why aren’t these programs working for me when they’re reported to work for so many thousands (if not millions) of back pain sufferers.
If this story sounds like one you’ve personally experienced, then you’ll find the following information to answer your question – Why don’t exercises (that seem to work for others) relieve my chronic back pain?
The reason is because you probably have one of two inherited, abnormal foot structures – the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. These common foot structures create bad posture that cannot be permanently corrected by traditional methods such as physical therapy, chiropractic, osteopathic or exercises.
When you have chronically bad posture you will also have chronically inflamed joints and tight, painful muscles. And because your bad posture continually keeps your skeletal framework in a distorted position; after you stretch, your muscles (which are connected to your bones) re-adapt to the postural position you were previously in and so become tight again.
So if you have one of these foot structures, it doesn’t matter what type of exercise or stretching program you pursue, because as soon as you stop, you’ll soon end up as you were before – hurting.
Are There Any Exercises That I Can Do To Relieve My Chronic Back Pain?
If you have a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity and exercise under the supervision of a healthcare provider trained in exercise therapy; such as a physical therapist, physiatrist, osteopath, etc., exercise may give you temporary relief and your chances of injury are quite low.
But the long term and certainly the best solution is to effectively treat your abnormal foot structure. Doing this, your posture will be permanently optimized and so your muscles and joints will heal themselves and your chronic back pain will go away. Then you can spend your time (currently devoted to back stretching exercises) to more enjoyable activities like playing golf, dancing and hiking in the woods!
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-consultation
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain