Back and Neck Injury/back and neck pain


QUESTION: My husband a 58 yr old man fell down a hill 30yrs ago and go herniated discs in lower back.  He now has compressed discs in neck. Could neck be from the lower back?

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ANSWER: Hi, Donna,

Your husband is in Trauma Reflex.

These two entries of mine will explain much:

It's easy to resolve with the right approach.

Here's a start:

It's preparation for other movements to reduce the muscular strain that causes disc bulges.

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QUESTION: Does herniated discs in lower back create trauma reflex of compressed discs in neck? I read about Trauma Reflex and I don't really see it.  Is that something that Doctors are aware of?

Trauma Reflex causes muscular reactions; if a violent injury (such as a fall) was involved, Trauma Reflex causes contractions related to (and protecting) the site of injury -- which causes pain and further Trauma Reflex.  With falls, Trauma Reflex may cause effects along the whole length of the spine and elsewhere.

Doctors are not commonly aware of Trauma Reflex as a cause of pathology.  Everyone in the world has experienced it, but not every has "put 2 + 2 together to equal 4".  

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