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

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

We 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 Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance specializes in helping active individuals in Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and San Francisco get back to exercising and working out pain free without having to take time off or relying on injections/pain medication. Pro+Kinetix offers rehabilitation and performance services to all populations, with specialties in Sports Rehabilitation, Active Release Techniques, and Manual Therapy Techniques plus Personal and Small Group Training, Sport Clinics and Wellness Services.

Oakland, CA Pain Management Clinic

Dr. Ben Bagge

Pro+Kinetix Physical Therapy & Performance

"We Help Active Adults & Athletes Get Back To Workouts and Sports They Enjoy without surgery, stopping activities they love, or relying on pain medicine."
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