This week, I invited our resident nutritionist and acupuncturist Srinika Narayan to give her perspective on the causes of low back pain:
Many people live with chronic low back pain. They have tried manual therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, or massage, but nothing has helped for any prolonged amount of time. Sometimes the back pain never even started with a significant injury. Could there be another reason for their pain besides physical misalignment, muscular tension, or strain?
The answer is yes. I have been discovering, through Nutritional Analysis, that many of these cases have underlying causes other than just musculoskeletal. If a person does not respond to acupuncture, or other types of bodywork, I know to look a bit deeper to find the root cause. The possibilities are numerous: from chemical or heavy metal burdens in the body, to active or past infections, or even from unhealed scars elsewhere on the body. Once these challenges are dealt with, the pain goes away. Let’s look at some of these possible culprits.