Low Back Pain Re-Imagined: Dural Torque


Low back pain is something that has caused issues for many individuals for as long as people can remember.  For some, it is caused by some sort of trauma like lifting or turning.  When this occurs, someone will put on ice or get some type of therapy and feels better.  For others, it can be caused due to dural torque.

One of the most common symptoms of dural torque is constant low back pain.  This discomfort will often present as:

  • Located at the midline of the spine
  • Made worse with certain types of movement
  • Constant all day long
  • Worse as day goes on
  • Uncomfortable when laying down to sleep

Dura mater is a thick membrane that is the outermost of the three layers of the tissues that surround the brain and spinal cord.  As we move our bodies during the day, this tissue begins to twist and bunch up.  After years of this, we start to develop low back pain.  This can begin as a minor ache that builds over time to sufficient pain to render someone unable to move.  The tension caused by this functional torque needs to be released and unwound in order to relieve the pressure.

At The Hayden Institute, we use a variety of techniques to achieve this goal.  Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Functional Neurology, and clinical nutrition are our preferred methods.  If you or someone you care about is experiencing low back pain that you believe could be dural torque, then give us a call at our Friendswood or Northwest Houston locations.  We will do an evaluation and determine if you qualify for treatment in our office.


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