Pain is the #1 reason people visit a doctor (aside from check-ups, medical updates, and post-surgical visits). Back pain occurs in 80% of the population at some time in their life. While there can be many reasons for back pain you may be surprised to learn that I have seen poor circulation to be a major contributing factor. Your body has many miles of blood vessels and they all matter. There has been a focus for many years on circulation to your heart and your brain; but what about the blood supply to your spine?
You have heard the term Coronary Artery Disease or CAD but what about Lumbar Artery Disease? I know, not another disease!! The main point is that they are all the same issue. We will look a little closer at the anatomy (form) and physiology (function) of your blood vessels in the next blog Being informed is the best way to protect your health and age well.
Eileen Kopsaftis, PT, CHE, NE