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How to Learn from Pain
Listen Closely to Learn what Your Body is Saying
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Thank you for an informative article.
Good article. I am one of those who lives with chronic pain (fibromyalgia, multiple fractures,etc) and have since the mid-90s and age and injuries have added generalized arthritis and a sero-negative auto-immune disease recently. I've always pushed thru, but am finding it very hard to do it now because I can't function with 4 hrs of sleep a night like I have done most of my life. Just can't anymore. Cognitive abilities and mood are taking a huge dive.
I'll re-read and save this.
Interesting when you live with pain it can be a challenge.
The four most important words in any marriage...
"I'll do the dishes."
THANKS, GREAT INFO
Wish I had known a LOT Of this when in a very bad car accident in 92. I was in tremendous pain, yet I did NOT listen to my body. PLUS we had no income coming in I "NEEDED" to return to work, but even than, I would of done things very differently.
At this point I credit yoga with helping me with the severe pain I am in. I can't do a lot of the moves so I change them around to what I CAN DO.
If you are suddenly feeling a Sharp pain,,,, please LISTEN to your body.
Also worth checking out are one of the books by John Sarno. He believes (as many have also found) that much of our pain stems from tension held in our bodies.
Excellent article. Thank you so much.
THANK YOU for this wonderful article! It was written, it seems, just for me. I've been having aching hip pain (around the top of my thighs) since last Oct '12. About six weeks ago i thought i injured my left glut but finally went to the ortho who said it was that PSOAS muscle that wraps around the top of the leg. I waited so long for treatment that my back has been out for the last week and now i am going to chiro and physical therapy and off my exercise routine. I must learn to listen to my body from now on. thank you again for sharing this. It truly helped me!
Love hearing rational, intelligent things like this article.
Wonderful article. I suffer from lower back problems and fibromyalgia. I have had tremendous pain and decided I couldn't live this way any longer. I went on the internet looking for solutions and stumbled across a book "Foundations Redefine Your Core, Conquer Back Pain, and Move with Confidence" by Dr. Eric Goodman and Peter Park. I checked it out at the library first and decided it was worth my investment. I'm not going to say that I don't have flare ups now and again, and that it was easy to get into a routine to do the exercises, but I am getting stronger, not having many flare ups, sleeping better and I've gone off all my medicatons. I'm living proof that it does work, but you have to get out of that chair and JUST DO IT and also listen to your body. Just wanted to share this. I hope this book helps someone else.
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