Myth #3: I’ve had surgery so the problem has been fixed.
Truth: Surgery only addresses the condition of the spine not the cause of the condition. That means the condition can and will return.
Myth #4: The cause is not something I can do anything about: genetic, birth defect, leg length discrepancy, somethings broken and can’t be fixed, old age, wear and tear, etc.
Truth: Rarely, rarely, rarely is the cause of the problem untreatable. Genetics, birth defects, leg length discrepancy, and old age are almost never the cause of the problem – even if you’ve been told that by an expert. Regarding something being broken or wear-and-tear , almost always the more important question is why? And remember that the body is organic and constantly renewing itself (at the rate of about 300 billion new cells a day! ).
Common Sense #1:Muscles move bones . If a bone or disc problem has been identified, remember that bones and discs (or cartilage) don’t move themselves (meaning they are not the cause the problem and thus treatment to them will not fix the problem!) The muscular imbalances need to be addressed. And this is not usually a core stretch issue. It is a length/tension imbalance issue between the left and right sides of the body and the front and back of the body.
Common Sense #2: The body is a unit . Everything is connected. Effective treatments must focus on the body as a unit and address imbalances up and down the body and focus on both sides of the body.
Common Sense #3: The body is in a constant state of rebirth . The human body replaces over 300 billion cells a day. If you are not healing, there is a reason for it – because believe me – you body is trying! You must look for the cause of the wear-and-tear , the cause of the friction, the cause of the pressure, etc. When that is addressed, your body can heal.
Common Sense #4: If what you are told does not make sense, don’t believe it. Trust your intuition . Remember that you know more about your health than anyone else in the world, no matter their education, their title, their reputation, or their opinion.
The best part of all: all of this applies no matter what kind of pain you suffer from: back pain, neck pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, cartilage damage, degenerative joints, meniscus tears, bone spurs, TMJ, ligament injuries, facet joint issues, thoracic outlet syndrome, fibromyalgia, nerve impingements, epicondylitis, trigger finger, bunions, hammer toes, sciatica, flat feet, migraines, and everything else.