Lately, in the past week or so, a lot of my pain is subsiding for some reason. Some things I changed lately. I changed my diet. I only eat uncooked food until dinner time. Fruits, my cafe con leche, Smoothies, a little salad, maybe some milk. Then for dinner I eat what I want, but not too much. I've been avoiding chocolate (not completely! !!)....seems daily amounts of chocolate inflame my joints???
For a little more than a week, I took one aspirin before retiring. I seemed to wake up a little more refreashed, and some of my pains were less.
I started sleeping differently. I have an exercise I do when I lay down to sleep, and most of my neck and back pains have disappeared. Also, I'm sleeping mostly on my back without a pillow with my legs pushed together (very straight, like a piece of straw). I have a pilllow on my chest which allows me to rest my arms a little elevated. This has helped a lot for some reason.
I have been using a guitar rest since almost the first month of playing guitar because the foot rest was attracting pain (fairly intense) that was distracting to my playing. For some reason lately, I've returned to the foot rest with good results. Back pain is almost completely non-existent.
I came up with all this on my own.....I didn't read it any where or anything. I've had some neck pain for several years now, and it's almost disappeared..it's not an issue.
In spite of my good turn, I just ordered a support stand for my classical guitar which will allow me to play standing up. I think everyone thinks I'm crazy for this because everytime I mention this on the forum, no one gives any comment. I practice 2/3 hours a day, and maybe more on my day off. I'm convinced that alternating every hour sitting/standing while practicing will be good for my bodily well-being. I think it will be refreashing for the body to change position monotony.
I know the masters/professionals play sitting continuously for hours, but masters/professionals started playing when they were very young (generally), and they have a body memory which formed from an early age.
My elbows aren't as sensitive lately either.
I'm feeling so good, something terrible has to be wrong......
I'm going to the doctor to find out what's wrong.......