At the time of his death in 1519, Leonardo had filled over 7,000 bulky journals with his exceptionally detailed drawings of the human body.
After his death, these journals were mysteriously either lost or stolen, and they remained that way for hundreds of years.
It wasn’t until 1690, when Leonardo’s artwork was becoming famous, that these journals turned up in Britain, but even then no one knew of the gold they contained.
From 1690, they were held in the Royal Collection in London, where they would lay unread unappreciated and unpublished for hundreds of years.
Eventually, historians began to go through these journals one by one. And when they found this page and this drawing, they wouldn’t believe what they found.
Leonardo Discovered Something I Call
“Rapid Spinal Degeneration”
That’s right, “Rapid Spinal Degeneration” is the true cause of your low back pain.
But what does that actually mean?
Let’s look again at this image found in da Vinci’s journal. You’ll see two side-by-side images of the human spine.
Notice how both spinal columns are very different shapes.
One of these spines has what we call an “S-curve” while the other has a “J-curve”.
Let’s look first at the “S-curve”.
An “S-curved” spine is one which has undergone rapid spinal decay. In my clinic, I refer to this as “Grandma Spine”.
The S-shape is a clear sign a person has some type of back pain, or is at risk of herniating a disc, having trapped nerve damage or sciatic pain.
Then we have the “J-curve”.
In my clinic, I call this “Athletic Spine” as it is a spinal column with excellent structural integrity, similar to that of an athlete.
You’ll notice the back is almost flat until the bottom where it curves at the perfect angle.
Fascinatingly, there are many indigenous tribes where every member of the tribe has a J-curved spine…
… In these tribes, which can be found in the mountains of Ecuador, tiny fishing towns in Portugal or remote villages in West Africa… back pain is non-existent!
Even if we look at the spines from fossilized bodies, or look at statues from Ancient Greece, we see these J-curved spines everywhere.
So, the question is, how does a perfectly healthy J-curved spine (which we’re all born with) turn into a nasty, crooked, painful S-curved spine?