Studies show that on average 80% of our population will suffer from back pain during their life. And for a lot of these people, it will affect their overall lifestyle over a long period of time, as well as their health.
Back pain is experienced through irritation to your nervous system. Your nervous system is the only system in the body that actually feels pain. So, if you are experiencing back pain, it is because there is something irritating the nervous system.
The nervous system consists of the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves that exit out in-between the bones. These nerves turn into millions of branches that control and coordinate the function of every cell, every tissue, every muscle, every organ, and every system in your body. Yet, even though your nervous system controls and coordinates the function of everything in the body, only 10% of your nervous system feels pain.
It may surprise you to hear that only 10% of your nervous system feels pain. Although back pain may be felt immediately if caused by an accident or injury, such as whiplash, a fall, sports injury, or even from lifting something incorrectly—back pain can sometimes take years to be felt. We often treat patients who are just now feeling pain from problems that occurred years ago. Just like you can go to the dentist and you find out that you have a cavity—and it’s a big cavity—and yet you don’t feel any pain until it hits that nerve and then you actually experience the pain. Because only 10% of your nervous system feels pain, it is possible for back problems to have been going on for years and yet you don’t feel pain. This is a good reason to have regular checkups.
Dr. Mills has been treating clients with chronic back pain for many years in the Colleyville and Grapevine areas of Dallas, TX. Take a look at our testimonials page to get familiar with our success. We look forward to hearing from you.