I received two emails this past week from people with extensive discomfort and pain. The really cool thing is they were both thank-you notes from people who took action and are getting better. Part of one is below.
Remember: It doesn’t matter if you educate yourself about your pain and other uncomfortable symptoms unless you take action.
There is a saying that you can’t hire someone to do your sit-ups for you. You have to do them yourself. (But I am not a fan of sit-ups; just suck your belly into your spine and hold it.)
“I stumbled upon your site and was astonished at my complete ignorance about the mechanics of my own body – specifically how my neck, shoulders and arm were all so closely related.
When I read your article that explained how the muscles of the shoulder can become imbalanced – I knew I was on to something – you described many of my issues and the subsequent pain perfectly. I immediately put some of your tips into practice – the shoulder rolls, the arm circles and using the bed as a resistance training tool..and even though the movements were painful at first, I kept at it because it was a good pain, if that makes any sense.”
I have experienced and heard about ‘good pain’ many, many times. That means the area being treated is the correct area. It is the area of muscle and soft tissue that is causing the pain or symptom.
Working on just the symptom often doesn’t let the symptom relax. You have to get to the cause of the symptom. Then it can relax and you will feel better. 🙂
There may be some discomfort as you try new movements but it’s your body and you can control the discomfort. Just move slowly and thoughtfully. As your body gets more and more happy, the discomfort will be less and less.
The video that demonstrates the arm circles in the quote is at http://budurl.com/CircleArms.
So, keep reading, watch the video, educate yourself and take action! You can’t always count on your doctor to help you get rid of your pain because most of them don’t understand the connection between muscles and pain; that’s not what they learned in med school.
Taking action will help you get rid of your muscle aches and pain naturally.