Severe lower back pain is a common ailment, and along with the pain comes anxiety and stress. It is not always caused, as some people believe, by spinal conditions such as arthritis or herniated discs. Yet many doctors focus on those causes and can not effectively treat the pain when the diagnosis of the cause is wrong. Doctors need to focus off the spinal structures and create a better approach to treat this often debilitating and painful condition.
- The majority of low back pain diagnoses are inaccurately attributed to structural problems
- The logical diagnosis of tension myositis syndrome is often unknown or overlooked in the medical community
- A hopeful trend is that some young doctors are willing to be open to new diagnoses and treatments
"In medical surveys, low back pain consistently ranks number one in terms of the misery it produces, the functional limitations it creates and the fear that persists even once the symptoms have subsided."