Breaking The Pain Cycle
“BUT I can’t I’m in pain”… I get it… I’m the queen of injures and pain. I had 3 major injuries in the last year
What did I do when I was injured and in pain? How did I stay fit? How did I get OUT OF PAIN?
I still moved my body. Yup! But HOLD UP… this was approved and it helped a LOT. I worked through the pain.
Yes my doctors encouraged this. I and they knew it was not going make the problem WORSE. The damage was done. For as many restrictions as I had, I focused on what I COULD DO.
NO it did not feel good starting workouts. NO I never “felt like it” but I KNEW that it would break the pain cycle.
What’s the pain cycle?
It’s being in pain, then staying sedentary, then eating poorly because you think “what’s the point” and it’s being depressed and blaming the pain. I have been in that pain cycle and knew it was not serving me.
So I worked through it. It was a decision.
My level ten pain would drop to a level 6 which is a significant improvement and distraction from the “pain loop” in my brain.
Is this for you? It could be… always check first with YOUR medical care provider and ask the question “will it make the problem worse or help me alleviate pain?”
What do YOU do if in pain now and your doctor clears you?
Move your body, walk, do something. A body in motion stays in motion. As long as your doctor okays you to move then MOVE.
Get super on track with your nutrition. Eat antinflammatory foods that aid in healing and pain reduction, eliminate foods that can cause inflammation! Let me help you with www.7DayJumpStart.com
RESEARCH. Figure out what caused the pain and address the root of it. Was it imbalances? Poor diet? And accident that changed structure? Figure out what caused it and address the root of it
Be your own health advocate. If what your doctor is saying does not resonate with you get second and third opinions. Question things, find a doctor you align with.