You have to go through pain if you want to correct it.
You have two basic tracts when looking to get out of pain.
1. Commit to working through it to correct it
2. Focus on not feeling pain
The second is a story that you have heard or experienced before. Something starts as an occasional nag, then turns chronic. It wasn’t that bad at the beginning because you took Asprin or Tylinol (or something of that sort) and iced it, but that is not working anymore, so you are now on to stronger meds and cortisone shots. Pretty soon, that won’t work anymore, and because you are following the allopathic route, surgery is in your near future.
The first is a more arduous road but a more sustainable one. You decide you want to correct the issue. Whether you decided initially or when it started to become chronic, you realized a correction must be made. And you know that correcting something is not comfortable, but the payoff is being able to go back to the life you want to live.
I had this same conversation with a lady you came in with knee pain. She was somebody who I had known for about 6 years, and she started in my classes. Not because she had pain but because she wanted a holistic program. She was a hiker but knew she needed more.
While in class, I noticed she had some tells that were not best for her knee, and I encouraged her to work on them. Unfortunately, she didn’t get the advice I gave her, and about 2 years later started having knee pain.
She initially took 2nd route and got PRP injections. They worked to get rid of her knee pain. So she went about her life. But two years later, it came back, and she sought me out for therapy. I explained to her that PRP and stem cells are good, but not by themselves, because they don’t correct 💩.
We got her on a corrective therapy and exercise program. Although she kept also wanting to go to a pain clinic (because when choosing route 1, it doesn’t go away right away), she persisted and is now, after about a month, almost pain-free, but more importantly, is correcting the issue and knows how to continue it to get it stronger.
Pain comes because something is “off” in the body, which means something(s) are weak, tight, “turned off,” etc. And after a while of this progressively deficient state, things start to pinc, rub and not move as intended. That is when the pain begins to show up.
If your body is out of balance, but you think you are not dysfunctional because you have no pain, you are incorrect. It’s like hydration. By the time you are thirsty, you have already needed water.
I am all about route 1 because I know the body can heal itself and thrive past your wildest imagination if put in the proper place.
That is why I have a 90-day online program where I help 40+-year-old active people who are frustrated that they feel stiff, in pain, can’t be as active or engage with their friends, family, and community as they want to get out of pain, and stiffness, and back to the life they want to live.
It is a holistic program you can use for the rest of your life. If you want to learn more, put a “👍🏽” in the comments.
It’s not just working out, it’s building a foundation for a better life.
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