The spine bones have many overlapping bony components, which limits the spine’s mobility. Over mobilization of the spine caused by lack of mobilization of the hips and shoulders can cause deterioration of the spine bones, compression of the spaces between the bones, impinged nerves, and other problems.
Chronic pain is a complex topic. A simple version of how motor repatterning can help with chronic pain is this: If the chronic pain is due to poor biomechanics, such as a compressed joint or stressed tendons, motor repatterning can address the underlying functional issue. To use the example presented in the motor repatterning section, if the pelvis and shoulders lose mobility, as occurs in fight or flight, the lower and upper back hyper mobilize to compensate for the lack of movement. This often causes chronic pain symptoms in the lower back and upper back. Creating new motor patterns in which the hips and shoulders are more mobile can address the underlying issue. Many other examples of poor biomechanics that can be associated with chronic pain are provided in the sections on injury prevention & rehabilitation, joint health, and surgery prevention.
Motor repatterning can address problems with function and movement. If these are the causes of chronic pain, then chronic pain relief can be substantial.