I have been suffering from chronic back pain for approx 2 years now. I have had all the appropriate tests and scans done (bloods, x-ray, MRI), which have ruled out anything 'sinister', and so I can only put it down to muscular / biomechanical issues...I have done two long term stints in physio, neither of which have reaped any results. I have also consulted a chiropractor, an osteopath, and, most recently, had weekly massage therapy. Yet, I am still in constant, chronic pain. I have now been referred to a pain clinic, but I am seriously struggling to deal with constancy of the pain, and the fact that I just can't see and end to it.
One thing that has been identified by a few of the therapists that I have consulted, is that I have a muscular imbalance in my glutes - which I can actually feel. Also that my pelvis is scewiff....Whether this is the root cause, I don't know, as i have become so riddled with muscular tension and myofascial knots, that it is hard to know what has caused what, and my body has become progressively more and more imbalanced and screwed up.
I guess what I would like to know, is, does anyone have any experience of these symptoms, and how they deal with them, or, even better, fix them!? I am very holistic in my approach, and include self hypnosis, mediation, and visualization in my pain 'tool box'. I am also a yoga teacher (yeah, no kidding!), so I incorporate gentle yoga in to my daily regime..and, foam rolling... and stretching....and physio to strengthen my weak glute..
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Peace and joy