What Does it Really Mean for Your Back to “Go Out of Place?”

What Does it Really Mean for Your Back to “Go Out of Place?”

Are you concerned your back might have “gone out of place” or worried that because your back hurts, something is really wrong?

Dr. Derek Nielsen of Kaizen Physical Therapy and I are here to tell you that you don’t need to be concerned. Your back is really strong and doesn’t “go out of place” the way you may hear people describe it.

Your body is kind of like a cup of water. When something isn’t moving as it should, it’s like you have a bit more water in the cup. You don’t have as much mobility when the cup is full as opposed to half-full. All it takes is that one instance bending down to pick something up, then all of a sudden, the water sploshes out or your back feels like it “slipped out of place.”

Yes, there might be a muscle in your back that is spasming so it’s hard to get back up. But we’re here to say that’s okay. Take a deep breath because you will be fine. Sometimes what is actually happening is your body is just gripping so hard to keep you from moving or falling over.

When we hear people say that their back “went out of place,” what they are typically describing is the sensation of their powerful back muscles spasming or locking them down on one side and not the other. In these cases we want you to know that your spine doesn’t move like it’s being described. The joints don’t go just “out of place.” Even if people get into car accidents, their spine is not “out of place” in their autopsy. It’s just much too strong and congruent.

The best thing you can do if you feel as if your back “went out of place” is to find someone who is used to seeing patients like this all the time, like a physical therapist and back pain specialist like we have here at LeBauer Physical Therapy.

If you feel like your back is out of place or that you’ve slipped a disc and are still struggling to return to your prior level of activity or fitness, just click here to schedule a call back. We would love to speak with you on the phone and talk about what’s going on and share with you exactly how we can help!

About The Author

Aaron LeBauer

Dr. Aaron LeBauer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. He owns LeBauer Physical Therapy, LLC, with his wife Andra, in Greensboro, N.C. He has been helping active people stay fit, active and healthy without medications, injections or surgery since 1999. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Elon University in 2008. Dr. LeBauer graduated from Duke University in 1996 with a B.A. in History and moved to San Francisco where he studied Massage Therapy and Health Education at the National Holistic Institute. He has specialized in Myofascial Release since 2000 and is an Instructor with the John F. Barnes MFR Seminars. A native of Greensboro, Dr. LeBauer returned in 2005 to continue the third generation of LeBauers as health care professionals in Greensboro. Dr. LeBauer helps weekend warriors, high level athletes, desk jockeys, students, children and anyone with pain, stiffness return to the activities the love without expensive imaging, pain medications, injections or surgery. He specializes in treating people with chronic conditions, pain and injuries which have not responded to traditional treatments and therapies with the goal of helping patients have less pain, move better and feel wonderful in their bodies. Dr. LeBauer also helps other physical therapists start and grow successful cash-based physical therapy practices. He has developed an online training course that describes in detail how to start a small private practice, along with his marketing secrets and strategy. He is currently available for recorded telephone and video coaching sessions, email support, on-site visits and speaking engagements. Contact him for more information, rates and services.. Dr. LeBauer enjoys riding one of his vintage Vespa and Lambretta scooters or his bicycle to work. He has raced bicycles since high school and as a category 1 amateur throughout the United States. He was based out of Northern California and North Carolina and spent a very memorable summer racing in Belgium, France and the Netherlands. He enjoys working in his garden and has an edible landscape including pears, apples, scuppernogs (native muscadine grapes), raspberries, blueberries, figs, various seasonal vegetables and shiitake mushrooms. He has two beautiful daughters and an amazing wife.

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