I have been a chiropractor for over 24 years mastering the art of listening to what my patients WANT and delivering precisely what they NEED.
For the first 15 years in practice, I was helping my patients get out of pain but I had lower back and shoulder pain every day. I would have to go home and ice after a hectic day. I just chalked it up to being hard on myself. Until..
It was not until I had a small biking injury and herniated my L5 disc that I began to think differently. I can still remember laying in that E.R. hooked up on all sorts of medications thinking to myself. "How did it come to this, I have been a chiropractor helping patients get out of pain and I myself had lower back pain every day." But when you are at your lowest you start thinking differently and then seeing things differently.
I then reviewed 3000 X-rays to figure out what was going on with me. I knew that my problems had to be more than just an unresolved back problem. Why could I not resolve my lower back problems all these years?
I DID NOT WANT SURGERY.
That is when I found a pattern… As you lose the curve in your neck, the righting reflex takes over and compensates by causing the psoas muscle to spasm in your lower back. It just so happens that the psoas is the only muscle in the human body that attaches directly to a disc. It connects to the discs in your lower back and the spasm weakens the disc.
The body adapts to stress in very predictable ways. These are called laws of body adaptation. When I started thinking about what caused my forward head posture and how could it be corrected. I could not help but remember Davis's Law: Tissue will remold in line with the stress applied over time.
This means I had to be causing my forward head posture by something I was doing and if that was the case it should able to be fixed