One of the specialties of DMR therapy® is dealing with lower back pain by working with the fascia as mentioned in this article.
Excerpt from “The Science of Stretch” in The Scientist:
“One of the reasons that low-back pain is so difficult to manage is that large numbers of patients have no detectable abnormalities of the spine and associated tissues, and the source of their pain is unknown. Some groups have begun to investigate the possibility that the pain is arising from the nonspecialized connective tissues on either side of the spine.”
“Indeed, researchers at the University of Heidelberg found in 2008 that connective tissues contain sensory nerve endings that can transmit pain when these tissues are stretched in the presence of inflammation.8 Until then, it had not been clear whether connective tissue had its own sensory nerve supply capable of generating sensations. Subsequently, ultrasound studies in my laboratory demonstrated that the connective tissues that surround the muscles of the back are, on average, thicker in people with chronic low back pain.”
“Normally, these connective tissues are composed of alternating layers of tightly woven dense fibers that can bear substantial loads, and loose areolar tissue, which contains large quantities of water and allows the adjacent dense layers to glide past one another. In addition to having thicker connective tissue overall, people with low-back pain show a decreased gliding motion of dense layers, suggesting that a fibrotic process could cause the decreased mobility.”
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As the excerpt above suggests, tight, thick fascia is often the cause of decreased mobility and increased pain in the back. Knowing how to stretch and change the structure of the fascia is often the key to relief of back pain. Another important factor is tightened muscles, especially in the lower back and upper hip areas. Dealing with these two issues using DMR therapy will eliminate most back pain including in those diagnosed with sciatica, vertebral degeneration or stenosis.