The Little Known Reason for Your Back Pain and Sciatica

There are multiple reasons and explanations sufferers are given for their back pain and sciatica. Many of these are misleading and don’t offer a solution.

More often than not, they leave a sufferer feeling confused and more frustrated than ever … and still in pain!

The main reason this situation exists is because mainstream therapies don’t look back far enough into the body to discover what actually caused the persons pain to come in the first place – the true, real and underlying cause.

Advice given that a bulging disc, strained ligament or muscle spasm is the cause of someones pain doesn’t explain what it was that actually caused the ligament to be strained, the disc to bulge or the muscle to go into spasm in the first place.

There’s Always an Underlying Cause

There is always an underlying cause that leads a body into pain and this is what first needs to be dealt with before proper healing can take place. A doctor or therapist needs to be very ‘hands on’ to be able to pick up these underlying problems.

When a sufferer seeks treatment for their back pain, sciatica, bulging disc or even lower back strain, they are looking for a long term fix, not just a band aid solution which alleviates their symptoms in the short term but only lasts a day, a week or a month.

Understand and Deal With the Underlying Cause

The only way to find this long term solution is to first understand and then deal with the actual underlying causes of back pain and or sciatica. This is best explained and demonstrated visually so I have put together a video that explains it very simply for you. It will look at your back problem in a way that even the doctor or therapist you’ve seen, may not have considered (in fact most probably haven’t). I invite you to watch it now, at no cost, HERE

I am sure it will leave you with a much clearer head about why you have your pain and what you now need to do to get rid of it.

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9 thoughts on “The Little Known Reason for Your Back Pain and Sciatica
  1. admin says:

    Hi Edmond, thanks for your question. There are people trained in the SLM Bodywork system around the world although not everywhere. The list is in my directory here:

    If there isn’t anyone close by this video will help guide you in sorting the problem out for yourself:

    Good luck,

  2. I have scoliosis and am a 60 yo female. Ihave had over 10 surgeries on my back resulting in fusion T to SI. The thoracic area was fused from bone grafts in my hip and the lumbar area fused with rods. I have had and am still battling pain from the lumbar area down to the S.I. joint. I have now found a wonderful pain management doctor. We had very succesful results with the first round of injections. I felt wonderful. I was being weened off my pain meds. My lower back started hurting again and had a right side injection. Unfortunately I did not have the same success. He had also prescribed PT for the second time. I feel that my PT is not as succesful due to just how my back is. Obviously I have dealt with the lumbar and sacroiliac for over 20 years. I came across Qigong. I wondered what the heck this was and I watched several videos. I would like to know if any of the excersises will help me. Please keep in mind that I have very limited motion due to the fusions. I can’t sit on the floor like most people. But I saw how fluid this type of exercise should I do?

    Thank you,
    Janie McManious

    • admin says:

      Hi Janie,

      The problem with the fusions and rods etc is they lock you into the crooked position you come to them in. This means people like me can’t straighten your body and take you out of pain. When looking for ways to manage your condition you need to look for things that will keep you strong and supple. A good diet will help a lot as well as exercising in the water. Chi gong should help also so give it a try is what I’d say.

      Good luck,

  3. Erin says:

    Hi Steve, I stumbled across your back pain and sciatica pages when I was desperately seeking relief for my back pain and sciatica problems. I am 29 and had a baby 3 months ago. About 6 weeks post birth I woke up with left sided lower back pain. I saw my physio and she suspected i had Piriformis syndrome. When no improvement was seen and i developed sciatica she referred me to an Osteo. In my 3 weeks of therapy, she worked on my piriformis and realigned my pelvis. When no improvement Was seen and immense pain continued, I had a CT scan which showed L5/S1 disc protrusion and S1 nerve compression. Grateful to know what the issue was, i was told to rest (very hard with a baby) for 2 weeks now I have tried very hard to rest. Laying down a lot and then going for short walks around. The osteo taped my back to inhibit me from bending too. I bought your SLM self treatment plan and have done the yoga 3 times now. I find all the moves easy to do and I’m not in any pain during the yoga. I have also tried to get instant relief with the balls along the erector spinal muscles. I have found this technique useful but The sciatica returns a couple of hours later. I am getting so frustrated with the pain and lack of mobility I am experiencing. It’s taking its toll on my husband too who has to do a lot for me and I feel very useless and debilitated. I am a healthy and fit person and am so motivated to get better but i want to know how long will I have to live with this pain? Being a breast feeding mother i only take panadol for relief which means i am taking 8 a day. How long does the yoga normally take to show results? Can you recommend anything else to improve my circumstances that I am not already doing? Thanks for your help, I have read both of your books thoroughly looking for guidance and am really glad I found your assistance on the net.

  4. admin says:

    Hi Erin, Best you post these questions in my back pain forum at but the short answer is your legs are probably playing a big part in your pain so get some regular deep tissue massage done to your legs for a while, preferably with an SLM therapist.

    Good luck,

  5. Mary bleach says:

    Hi Steve I live in australia came across your web site was impressed I have siatica I have not had any back troubles till now . But I have my left knee which is bone on bone waiting for a knee replacement will I be able to do your exercises I wonder I am on strong pain killers Endone but only last a few hours I work in sales I am a store manager as for the in balance I am sure it’s because of mt knee wot should I so please help in a lot of pain

    • backpain says:

      Hi Mary, I am sure there are a lot of exercises you can still do and I would recommend you get some deep tissue massage before your knee operation if possible as a lot of the pain can be a product of problems with the muscles that support the knee. If you can see an SLM therapist it would be good. The list of them is at
      Regards Steve

  6. miranda says:

    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll certainly digg it and
    personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this website.

  7. Roger says:

    Glad you shared this. Sciatica is an issue that so many people face.

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