03.03.11

Mechanical Back & Neck Pain

Posted in Uncategorized at 3:13 PM by Dr. Greathouse

Mechanical Pain

Kuritzky, MD. Physician and Sports Medicine 1997;25(l):56-64.

Bend your index finger backward until it’s intensely painful. A biopsy of the finger won’t reveal a tumor, infection or any identifiable lesion, because there is none. But releasing the finger and letting it return to its “position of comfort” will allow the pain to subside.

I want practitioners to understand that surgery is a last resort. If we prescribe mobilization and allow sufficient time, with rare exception, people will get better.

Manual therapy is a viable intervention for back and neck pain!

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