SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATION AND SCAR TISSUE
Don't get me wrong. Scar Tissue and TENDINOSIS almost always have some sort of mechanical trigger. In other words, things like traumatic injury, WHIPLASH, repetitive work, heavy lifting, POOR POSTURES, etc, can all cause Scar Tissue to form. However, when Inflammation is present in significant amounts, the problems created by this Scar Tissue can be greatly magnified because the amount of Scar Tissue has the potential to be so much greater. In fact, they can sometimes be impossible to resolve without dealing with the underlying Inflammation. To better understand what this combination of Inflammation and Scar Tissue does to people, why it might be causing pain, as well as why static tests such as MRI or X-rays are not going to show you much as making a diagnosis is concerned, take a few seconds to look at these Ultrasounds of Thoracolumbar Fascia (the arrow in the image above is pointing to the Thoracolumbar Fascia). The videos come from a study called Reduced Thoracolumbar Fascia Shear Strain in Human Chronic Low Back Pain, that was published in the September 2011 issue of Biomed Central Musculoskeletal Disorders.
NO BACK PAIN
The truth of the matter is that this post could have been about almost any disease process. In other words, "There is much more (insert your DISEASE OF CHOICE HERE) than there used to be due to Chronic Systemic Inflammation". If you are interested in squelching this Inflammation, HERE are a series of posts that will help you get started.