- How We Normalize Being In Pain [00:42]
- #1 – Recognizing Patterns That Lead To Pain [01:55]
- How To Adapt Your Patterns To Prevent Pain [03:57]
- #2 – Use Your Body (or Lose Your Mobility) [04:52]
- Move More Like A Child [06:19]
- How Chronic Pain Isn’t Just A Problem For Old People [08:00]
- #3 – Get Yourself Back Into Alignment [09:29]
- Best Book Ever: Pain Free By Pete Egoscue [11:46]
- When You Should Consult A Doctor [14:18]
Are you dealing with chronic pain? A shocking number of people are, and it’s happening younger and younger. I was dealing with chronic back pain in my early twenties, and one day I finally decided that I didn’t want to live that way anymore. I looked for ways to not only end the pain I was having, but to prevent pain from happening again in the future, and I found ways that really helped me deal with it. If you’re struggling with any kind of chronic pain, you should definitely check them out:
- – Identify Your Patterns Causing Pain,
- – Keep Your Body Moving, and
- – Get Back Into Alignment
Check out the video above to learn more about each one!
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3 Ways I Dealt With Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a huge issue in our society today. It’s almost hard to find anyone over the age of 20 who isn’t complaining about some kind of chronic pain or another. Whether it’s back pain or knee pain, most of us have dealt with long-term issues that prevent us from living the lives we really want to live.
I started noticing this issue when I was in my early twenties. Not only did my whole family talk about the pains they experienced on a daily basis as though it were as normal as sleeping, but they made it seem like it was just a part of getting older.
After a while, I decided that I didn’t want to live my life in pain, so I started to look for some answers. Here’s what I’ve found:
#1 - Pain Is In Your Patterns
By patterns, I mean the things you do, every single day. It’s no wonder that lower back pain has been directly linked to living a sedentary lifestyle. If you sit down all day, it messes with your SI joints and your lower lumbar spine.
In this same way, living a life playing video games, hunched over a computer, is going to cause some serious issues that will lead to pain. It can happen with anything. If you’re a mom with small children, just holding your baby in one arm with your hip popped off to the side can cause pain all along that half of your body.
The good news is, it’s easy to fix. The key is that once you’ve identified the patterns, you move your body against them. Get up and stretch throughout the day. If you find yourself hunched over, be conscious to arch back in the opposite direction. Don’t get stuck thinking that if you’re in pain, you need to restrict your movement, because it will only make things worse.
Which brings me to my next topic:
#2 - If You Don’t Use It, You’ll Lose It
One of the worst things people do when they’re in pain is stop moving. Afraid to aggravate the pain, they limit their own movements. But doing this is maybe one of the worst things you can do when it comes to eliminating chronic pain.
The problem with this is that when you stop moving, you lose your mobility, and when you lose your mobility, you’re more likely to pull muscles, trip, or fall, all of which can lead to even more pain.
One of the biggest issues we have as a society is that people often believe that they have to be pain free to be healthy, but a little bit of pain is normal. When you’re pushing yourself, you’re going to deal with minor strains and injuries, so rather than avoiding moving, it’s important that we learn how to fix it.
And that brings us to…
#3 - It’s Important To Get Into Proper Alignment
When pain does happen, the best way to manage it is to get your body properly aligned and undo the damage. It’s normal for us to beat up our bodies, so when you know you’re going to be really hard on your body, be prepared to fix it up.
The best way I’ve found to do this is to use the methods I’ve learned in Pete Egoscue’s book, Pain Free. I recommend this book to more people than any other product I use. It’s a quick, easy read, and you can go and focus on the exact areas of your body that you’re struggling with.
Just commit to using the techniques in the book every day for two weeks, and see what kind of a difference it makes on your pain levels.
I Want To Add A Disclaimer
I’m not a medical doctor, and it’s important that if you’re dealing with serious pain that you consult your doctor. These methods are perfect for dealing with mild to moderate chronic pain, but if you have a serious condition, you may want to use them with the advice of a trained professional.