The Body’s Connections
Referred pain can happen even without a previous history of back or neck pain. Throw in the fact that back pain is the 1# reason for missed days of work in the United States, with 80% of people reporting back pain at some point in their life, you have a perfect storm of aggravating a pre-existing condition like lower back pain after surgery and immobilization, even if the surgery is not directly related to the back.
Myofascial Release treats the whole fascial system, which is the soft tissue that connects everything in the body. It releases the collagenous barrier, not just the elastic and muscular components like other forms of therapy do, which leads to a more permanent change in structure. I do have patients that continue to complement their physical therapy treatment with chiropractic care or an occasional massage, but the majority of patients report that they are able to eliminate the need for other care when receiving Myofascial Release because of how well it addresses the whole body system. So, it turns out the back bone really is connected to the hip bone…is connected to the knee bone….is connected to the ankle bone, etc.