Originally Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
If you have had chronic pain for a long time, and have attempted to find a medical solution, you may feel that most doctors do not have an easy cure for it, and probably can offer you only temporary relief from the pain. Maybe you'll repeat some procedure, therapy or series of exercises, and it will help you feel better for a bit, but before you know it, the pain will return again, and you will step back into that cycle.
Curing chronic tension-based pain using just the body and the mind will be an evolution in thinking for most people. It certainly was a major thought shift for me at the time, but it coincided with a life changing event, which crystallized the concept in my mind.
The very last time I had a major back spasm event, which caused me to be unable to carry on with daily life, happened a week after I lost a dear family member. I nearly crawled into the chiropractors office for some help after waking up unable to even roll over in bed. I was talking to the doctor, and he looked at me and asked me 'have you had anything happen in your life recently?' A bell went off in my head, of course this pain was caused by this traumatic emotional event that just occurred days before. Not only was this the cause of my current physical predicament, but emotional stress and the tension it caused was indeed the reason for all of the pain that I had suffered for all of those years.
I spent a lot of time replaying the past two decades of my life over, thinking about where I was emotionally when these painful crippling episodes came on, seemingly out of nowhere. Hindsight is exactly what they say it is. How could I have not understood what now was so obvious? These many incidents of physical pain were so clearly linked to periods of emotional stress.
The knowledge of what was causing my chronic pain was motivating, but discovering the cure for my cycle of pain was absolutely empowering. This evolution in thinking brought me to a complete physical transformation.
If you have tried relieving your chronic neck-back-shoulder pain by only addressing the physical side of the problem, consider using mind-body synergy. It may be exactly what you have been looking for all along.
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!