Are you trying to escape the cold with a vacation pretty soon? Or have you not been able to go up to the mountains for a day of snowshoeing or skiing yet because of pain?
Spring is just months away and approaching quicker than we realize, which means summer is just around the corner. You might be getting ready to enjoy a quick trip to go to the mountains while the snow is still here… or, if you are like me, go visit friends and family away from this snowy, cold season!
Enjoying a much deserved and relaxing vacation can be a bit of trouble if back pain has you worried. How can you find pleasure in enjoying the sunshine on a sunny beach or laughing while you enjoy a drink with your partner or family members if you are in agony?
Many people, maybe like yourself, have a difficult time doing something about back pain. Why? Because our brains have been previously programmed to wait until something happens or gets worse before we take action. This stems from our past and mimics the old model of medicine. Let me explain further…
The old model was constructed off of the idea that you didn’t seek help until pain was completely out of control, the “no pain, no gain” theory was in full force, and on top of it, we were told to “rest” or to “go lie down” and we’d feel better soon by either our parents or the doctor.
This has lead us to continue to allow ourselves to suffer longer than we ever should. Rest is one of the biggest culprits to why pain typically lasts longer than it should.
If you are someone who relies on pain medications or NSAIDs to help manage your days of pain, then this message is for you. There are other options than long-term pain medications, injections, or surgery in order to help you manage your pain.
Imagine a future of being more active and enjoying the things you love to do again!
What would your future look like to you if you felt even 20-30% relief from where you are right now? What would you be able to do more of?
- Laugh a little harder…
- Enjoy adventurous activities on your trip coming up…
- Not have to miss out on the fun…
- Play with your kids or grandkids…
Many people, who suffer from back pain, can find themselves crossing their fingers and “hoping” that pain will just disappear suddenly… or at least not say “hello” during the long flight, long drive, or endless hours traveling.
I’m going to give you a hint into what I always tell my clients who are travelers… Ready?? Sitting is the #1 issue I treat in my clinic. It’s not meant to be something we do for long periods of time. It’s the culprit of most issues related to back pain. It’s of the same category as “cancer” of the spine.
It causes a cascade effect: Sit too long —> over-stretch muscles or tissue —> over-reacting muscles —> discomfort/pain signals —> rinse and repeat.
This prolonged issue then can catch up to you one day and “wallah”… pain. To avoid this situation, you need to know the right pathway to ease pain, perform the correct stretches and exercises, and a future maintenance plan afterwards to avoid it from continuing down the road.
If you have any interest in getting a better plan to ease your back pain and want to talk to a specialized physiotherapist who sees this issue all the time, then book your call with us today at The Physio Revolution.
We can talk on the phone about what is happening to you specifically, give you some advice on what to do for yourself, and see if what we specialize in can help you.
If you aren’t too keen on talking yet, we understand. Most people just want some free advice to know they are doing all that they can in their own power to tackle their back pain. That’s why we offer this Free Report that talks about 7 Essential Tips to Ease Back Pain. You can start there and fill out a simple form to at least make sure you are doing all you can to help yourself.
There really isn’t a need to wait longer and suffer through back pain. You deserve better days ahead, so take initiative today for yourself and your family. Those upcoming trips sneak up sooner than you think…
If you found this blog interesting, then make sure you check out our recent blog about Colder Months and Why Pain is much more likely to be present during this time: 3 Things That Ease Chronic Back Pain During the Colder Months That Are Rarely Talked About