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Stiff Joints In The Back Is The Root Cause of The Majority Of Our Pain, Not Muscles

Four Secrets
To Help You Understand Your Pain

Chongsu - Team photoby Chongsu Lee,
Physiotherapist and Founder of BackHug

Secret One

Most pain we experience is a response to pressure on the nerves. So you must figure out the best way to remove the tension from those nerves to fix your pain.

(source: Kendal et al., Muscles: testing and function with posture and pain. 5th edition. 2005)

Illustration showing a pinched nerve
Illustration showing close up of nerve between spine joints

Secret Two

When your nerves are experiencing stress, it almost always involves the joints in your back. That's because the nerves in your neck, back, arms, and legs start from the joints in your back.

(source: Moore., and Dalley. Clinically oriented anatomy 5th. 2006)

Secret Three

When your body experiences stress, that stress causes stiffness in the joints in your back. Joints are like a bicycle chain. Just as the bicycle chain gets rusty in the rain, the joints in your back get stiff under stress.

(source: Orcan from Joints and ligaments of the vertebral column. 2022)

Secret Four

Stiff joints in the back don't just cause back pain. Still, through ripple effects of fascia, they can result in other symptoms such as headache, shoulder pain, tennis, golfer's elbow, tight hamstrings, tight calf, Achilles tendinitis, and so on and on.

(source: Adstrum et al. "Defining the fascial system"  Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. Vol 21 (1). 2017. pp 173-177.

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"Over the past 12 years, I have studied thousands of patients suffering from chronic pain. Releasing the stiff joints in their back brought significant relief for almost everyone. If your goal is to get rid of chronic pains, I have treatment strategies and tools. If you want to prevent the development of the issues that lead to chronic pains, there are strategies and tools for that as well."

- Chongsu Lee, Author & Founder of BackHug


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