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Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their life.

Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common musculoskeletal disorder affecting 80% of people at some point in their life. So it is not difficult to see people in all age suffer from lumbago. One cannot blame this from bad postures, heavy bags, and wrong framed desks and chairs only because there are more. However, the muscles tightly surround the backbone and do their jobs that the vertebra is not easily distorted unless by special incidents such as a car accident or lifting up heavy things too quickly.


Then what is lumbago?

Lumbago is a disorder on structures that makes a lumbar; that is, back muscle, subcutaneous tissue, fascia, ligament, vertebra, spinal joints, disks, and the spinal cord [marrow]. But the real causes are not clearly found. But in general thinking it is because the divided nerves on lower spinal marrow, which are spread on joint capsule of ligament, are stimulated by some mechanism. In addition, when it is from visceral disease and is related to the skin area of spinal marrow segment, the lumbago can come by mental reasons. Lumbago cannot be determined from x-ray nor from clinical examination.
When one gets his/her back sprained somehow and cannot move and have pain, there may be regional pains, but most aren't found in x-rays. In this case, an orthopedic would treat with physical therapy, corsets, rest, or give fasciitis surgery.
Then let's find out the relationship between teeth and a lumbar.

As mentioned several times before, in cases of an inturned tooth, buckteeth, maxilla covering most of mandible, leaving a tooth untreated after extraction, and an occlusal area worn out from grinding, the center gravity of the head goes backside as a result of the movement of mandibular condyle to posterosuperior corner that the one tends to project his/her head forward unconsciously to get the balance. Moreover, when one side of occlusal area gets lower or higher than the other side as a result of extraction of a tooth, or grinding, that the head tilts to the lower side and the shoulder with head tilted side will be higher than the other side and the pelvic area of a longer leg will be higher that other areas. The leg is shorter on the side of lower occlusal side then it will distort the back bone and cause lumbago. One orthopedic specialist said that most of the patients with lumbago think they got HIVD (herniated intervertebral disk). However, only 2% actually suffer from HIVD, and other 90% could not find exact cause right away. With no information of the causes, they won't be able to get an effective treatment and would have high chance of relapse. I think lumbago patients of 90% should give a thought about checking their teeth for a chance. From my personal clinical experiences, I believe about 70% of the patients with lumbago would get a satisfying result with orthodontic treatments unless they need surgeries.


The main symptom of this patient was a back pain, pain in facial muscles and bones, and neck myalgia. She said she could not even give a lecture because she was so tired and, with the special generosity from the principal, she only taught in the morning. She has been to many famous orthopedic hospitals and even visited the best low back pain doctor but he didn't see any particular things with x-rays. The doctor wanted to go through a thorough examination but she was so much in pain that she visited me instead and pleaded me to give the treatment right away. (Although I recommended to get the examination from the low back pain doctor first) Then as soon as she put on the device, her low back pain got 30% better and her fatigue got 70% better. Also her eyes were not tired again. After 2 months, she said her back pain got 90% better. Before the treatment, she barely managed 12 hours of class in a week but now she has more than 20 hours of class a week and is still healthy.

In 2002, my oldest son became a senior in high school and he was having so much pain from shoulder stiffness because he spent most of the time sitting down studying. I and my wife were having hard time wondering what to do. It was very critical point in his life but we had to see him suffer from shoulder stiffness, neck pain from colds he easily had, chin fall. It was devastating watching him. We spared a little of his time to get physical therapy at nearby hospital and to get diagnosis from orthopedics in general hospital but there was no special methods and effects. Then, in February 2003, we watched on a TV about Dr. Hwang giving treatments to many students who suffer the exact same pain as my son. That was it! So we went to Dr. Hwang's clinic and got the treatment. The most amazing thing was to see my son, who's been in pain all the time, getting gradually better and healthier. Now I can only thank Dr. Hwang for what he has done for my son.

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