Lower back pain is the #1 reason men miss a workout. It is estimated that 80% of men will experience lower back pain at one point or another in their life. Treating low back pain without understanding the underlying cause of it, can result in the wrong treatment plan and ultimately may produce more back pain. The Diagnosis Foundation asks: What is the cause of your back pain? One quick way to begin to understand what is causing the back pain, is to be screened for individual muscle imbalances. For instance, the psoas muscle can play a role in back pain because it attaches to the lower spine. If the muscle becomes too strong in relation to the muscles opposing it, it can pull the lower spine forward. Only a slight distortion is needed before discomfort sets in. If left undiagnosed, chronic back issues can develop.
How often do you hear or read: “Eat Healthy and Exercise”? If this advice was heeded then, why are so many people still unhealthy? According the the World Health Organization, the US doesn’t even rank in the top 25 health systems (1) despite having the most healthcare expenditures per person. What are the factors that impact this statistic?
One of the motivating factors to build the Diagnosis Foundation (DxF) was the eat healthy and exercise advice and what could people do to better understand exactly what each individual needs in terms of what diet/supplements are needed and what exercise(s) to do. The DxF believes that the public is beyond the “eat healthy and exercise advice.” We, as a whole, are so much more knowledgeable with the internet at our fingertips. That empowers people! We like that a lot!
However, It is that “fingertip knowledge” that can be precisely overwhelming! The supplement industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Forbes states that last year alone the vitamin, mineral, and supplement industry earned about $32 billion in revenue (2). That means more and more people are driven to understand how they can be healthy while using information/research to support their physical well being with supplements. That is the great part! But still, how do you know what you need to take and how do you know what exercises to do?
The DxF has been addressing these questions. We promote understanding why before a treatment plan is in place.
No healthcare reform needed here! We are creating new avenues for people to empower themselves! Our first empowering program is our Balanced Muscle Strength (BMS) screenings. Unsure of what exercises to do? Our BMS screenings are the first to take a “snapshot” look at possible underlying cause(s) or muscle imbalances that can fester and possibly lead to disease or surgery years down the road. Each BMS participant is empowered to make choices about treatment. We’ve seen it! We love the engagement of all participants! Knowledge is power and these screenings provide participants with useful health information (data sheet) that they take with them. We’ve seen trainers alter routines on the spot to account for collected data! If participants choose to do further investigation and evaluation of the underlying cause, they are referred to their own health care provider or our new DxProvider database of professionals. We now offer BMS screenings for free!
More empowering DxF programs we have developed for the NOW empowerment:
A certification course in Balanced Muscle Strength – Legs . The public response to our screenings motivated us to offer new career options. So many people loved our work and wanted to be able to help others be fit and healthy we launched our certification course this spring! It is open to everyone. We even have options for those who are already in the bodywork field. It is offered at an introductory price!
As for long term goals, the DxF has outlined facilities development to expand and meet the public need for empowerment. In addition, we are also developing a career path for a Doctor of Holistic Diagnosis (DHDx) that would only diagnosis for underlying causes before treatment options were considered by the patient.
We believe this care would improve the our standings among other health systems and reduce the cost expenditures person.
If you would like any more information about how you can be empowered or if you have any comments, please email me directly: PWallman@DxFoundation.org
Occupy Your Health, You Have the Power!
Pamela Wallman, Chief Administrative Officer DxF
The Diagnosis Foundation will be exhibiting and performing balanced muscle strength screenings at the 23rd Annual Joe Koziarz Memorial 5K Run. This event is open to the public and the Health Fair / DxF Screening is free.
When: The events will take place on Saturday, July 20, 2013 Race day check-in starts 7 am. Race begins 8:30
Where: Main Street & Mill Road, Westhampton Beach
- DxF Free Health & Fitness Screening: Balanced Muscle Strength testing of 12 muscles in the legs. Designed to improve runner’s athletic performance, decrease injuries and prevent certain forms of osteoarthritis.
- Health Fair & other medical screenings
- Kids 1 mile fun run
- 5K Run – Course runs through the scenic roads and lanes of the Village of Westhampton Beach.
- Professionally timed with Electronic Chip devices
Proceeds to benefit the Town of Southampton Police Atletic League (PAL), The Joe Koziarz Memorial Hurricane Scholarship Fund at the Westhampton Beach Senior High School & the Peconic Bay Medical Center Emergency Room in Riverhead.
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Deepok Chopra gives excellent advice in his video: Diseases can be cured without medicine! He states 85% of origins of disease can be traced back to factors such as:
- insufficient sleep
- unhealthy relationships
- lack of exercise
The Diagnosis Foundation is also promoting finding the origins or underlying causes of disease. We advocate objectively testing all of the above factors and prioritizing these factors in contributing to your disease. For instance, when we seek to understand why a person is obese we may ask: does he/she have a malabsorption issue causing cravings for more foods? Is there an essential nutrient deficiency causing cravings? Are there psychological factors, etc.? This is just one simple example to find objective answers to underlying causes of a condition.
As an example how to treat without finding the underlying cause, the FDA has just approved a new drug to treat obesity. While this might help a person initially lose weight, the underlying cause remains untreated and will manifest in another disease. Have you had experience with someone who seeks to find the underlying causes or origins before treatment? We’d love to hear from you! We are compiling a DxProvider Data Base for the public to reference.