Welcome to the world’s largest and most comprehensive back pain database. We are a completely free online community devoted to ending the epidemic of chronic pain. This web resource offers reliable and honest information in language you can easily understand. You are amongst friends here.
Our writing is highly critical of back pain treatment. The medical industry is broken and someone needs to speak up and inform people of the problems that exist. We are proud to be called “healthcare renegades” in the international press. We embrace our subversive point of view, since the “accepted and traditional” stance on chronic pain has fostered monumental suffering worldwide. We don’t want to be part of a medical fraternity that has ruined more lives than it has helped. Our no-compromise attitude is what saves our readers from falling victim to the abuses of a healthcare system that has failed them on all fronts.
We are unique in the healthcare information sector. We do not have or want universal appeal, since there is no universally-applicable answer to back pain. Resources that promote a “one size fits all” approach to patient education fail miserably. We would rather educate the people who really want to be cured then to provide content that “speaks to everyone, but helps no one”. Our writing is different than what you might have read before. That is the whole idea, since thinking the same as everyone else seems to promote pain and leads to poor therapy outcomes in the general patient population.
All this being said, we do not outwardly reject any mainstream medical theory or practice. However, we are always mindful of the downsides of these ideas and methods, especially when they reflect the true financial motivations of the treatment industry more than the actual needs of patients. We do not provide an alternative view of back pain; merely an objective view.
Healthcare providers hate to be questioned. We go beyond merely questioning them. We demand answers and make them accountable for their opinions and decisions. Furthermore, we publicly expose their failings for all to see; not in an effort to discredit doctors, but instead to help improve treatment results for patients who are still not sure about the best approach to care for their own situations.
Despite our criticism, we find that year after year, our most loyal readers are doctors, chiropractors and various therapists. We know that so many healthcare professionals are dissatisfied with the present status quo and want to do better for their patients. These courageous professionals have chosen to be free of their egos in an effort to improve the lives of their patients. They know that change is needed and are working to implement better diagnostic and treatment protocols one patient at a time. We acknowledge and thank these caregivers for their efforts.
We have helped to cure hundreds of thousands of people over the past decade. No other health website dares to make this claim, because they all recycle the same old information that has not helped anyone to recover from back pain ever. This is exactly why you are here and ready to try something different…
I have suffered with crippling lower back pain, neck pain and sciatica symptoms for most of my life. I know what you must endure every day while living with back problems. I have empathy for you. I understand because I was there myself. I lived the nightmare and was forever changed by the ordeal. I hope that this web resource can help you to achieve your goals of finding true back pain relief. I have been involved in spinal research and patient advocacy on an international level for over 25 years. I am passionate about my work because it is a reflection of the very fabric of my life. I am here to help you.
Sensei Adam Rostocki
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
The navigation bar appears on every page of this site, so you will never get lost. Each navigation button corresponds to a different topic of discussion. Each of these main resource sections is broken down into several more focused guides, so it is best to read every article contained in the section in order to gain a full understanding of the diagnosed condition in its entirety. All the information is free, so you have nothing to lose. The time you invest in research will surely pay dividends in improved health.
Virtually all possible causes of back symptoms are detailed here, including degenerative disc disease, facet joint syndrome, fibromyalgia, herniated discs, lordosis, kyphosis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, pinched nerves, piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint pain, sciatica, scoliosis, spinal cord injury, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and all varieties of pain in the coccygeal, sacral, lumbar, thoracic and cervical spinal regions.
There are also dedicated sections on diagnostic methods, back pain treatment options, mindbody medicine and back surgery. You can learn about the spinal anatomy and even read through an inspiring section devoted to recovering from chronic pain. You will never find a more comprehensive collection of back and spine pain reports anywhere.
Remember, it is vital to become more active in your own health and treatment. Learning more about your diagnosis is the best way to start and we have made it easy for you by organizing everything you need to know by topic. All you have to do is take the time to read. There are thousands of topics on this web resource. Make sure to check back often to stay up to date on all the latest research.
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