PhD-Michael wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Christopher Langley wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:41 pm
I highly recommend anyone suffering from chronic pain to look into and try applying some massage therapy techniques, doing so changed my life.
... no one ever listens though
I know what it's like to be ignored! However, great as those therapies are, they're treating the symptom not the cause. It's all for nought if you don't sort out your posture. Being fit and healthy also helps.
I appreciate you hearing me out.. I absolutely agree with you on correct posture being key and poor posture causing many problems. It's a very, very important issue. Looking at my posture was an important part of rehabilitating my body. Not being able to "stand up straight" most of my life lead me to eventually look into my soft tissues.
From my point of view, if your soft tissues are unhappy (knots, fascial adhesions, taut bands, trigger points) it will cause widespread local and referred pain and these knots will also pull your body and joints out of alignment, causing joint pain (and I suspect degeneration) and making proper posture very uncomfortable and impossible for any length of time.
Speaking 100% from personal experience here.. for me massage therapy lead me to being fit and healthy which lead to proper posture so I try my best to clue other people in..
If someone isn't already suffering from chronic pain issues they are lucky and I guess all they really do need to worry about is posture so that they do not develop issues, but I worry about everyone else who is already stuck in a vicious cycle of pain like I used to be. From my point of view, these people will never attain proper posture without addressing underlying issues in the soft tissues.
Mr. Durrant is actually a prime example.. He mentioned having some work done on his hand in the interview