When we’re at the starting line in a race, or we get ready to run across a field at a park, or at the beach, something happens - our body prepares us for action. Our brain sends messages to the muscles in our legs, back and other parts of the body to contract, and get ready to go...
So, why do our back muscles tense up when we are sitting in a chair? Why do our shoulders and neck get tight for no reason at all? Why do our calf muscles cramp up while we are asleep, or lying in bed?
These things happen because our brain is reviewing what it perceives to be our current condition - it’s assessment is that we are not safe - we need to get ready to run...
The flight or fight response may be engaged around that clock, as we try to deal with our overwhelmingly stressful, modern lives.
Muscles that are overwrought with tension will restrict blood flow, and oxygen. As the state of hypoxia continues, muscles become weaker, they may start to twitch, spasm and then fail.
Do you have pain all the time, but you don't know why? Do you have pain when you're are at rest, or even when you are sleeping? Do you have stress that never quits?
If this sounds like your life, take heart, because lifestyle changes can let you step out of your flight or fight existence, and you can learn to manage your tension, and negative emotions. It can be done.
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After trying every conventional therapy for crippling, chronic low-back pain, I discovered the problem was completely within my control. I experienced an amazing health transformation in a matter of weeks. Mind-Body medicine worked for me, and it can for can too!