The Cycle

April 26, 2012

The Pain Cycle

The “deconditioning syndrome” is a major factor in chronic back and pain. Inactivity and protective guarding of the painful area lead to deconditioning in which the structures and functions of the spine deteriorate. Coordination and motor control of the spine become impaired. This leads to reduced tolerance of the spine to loading and movements. Reduced muscular endurance and loss of protective mechanisms increase the risk of further injury. The result is chronic pain or recurrent pain.

The Activity Cycle

The DBC program aims at reversing this vicious cycle. Utilizing active motion and careful, progressive training devices, the body’s own healing mechanisms are triggered. The coordination and control of the spine is improved and the structures are strengthened. Eventually, pain is reduced, often vanishing altogether.

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