We all get them. Even fit & healthy people have those aches & pains right?
I have some that seem to just like to get better & come back. Plantar Fascitis anyone? Muscle pulls? Anyone else hold all their stress in their shoulders & neck?
Yeah, I keep saying that my chiropractor (Dr Jen) & athletic trainer friend (Coach John) both help keep me moving. This is really no joke.
I am learning so much about how the body works through my own issues and this is empowering. Why in the world would we want to go to someone & just have them give us meds without finding out WHY these things are happening & try to change them first. (I do realize meds are important for many different things.) I had someone recently tell me that I wasn't doing the right thing for myself by not going on meds for some lower back pain I was having. Well, I went the route of finding out WHAT was causing the pain first. Then I called my 2 favorite people (mentioned above). They both had their suggestions. As I talked with them I realized something. All my tight muscles & pain problems are happening up the right side of my body. I am also realizing my core is not as strong as I thought it was. (Core being from your hips up to your chest -- NOT JUST ABS)
I went & got some great stretches to do & some good exercises as well. It's not an overnight fix but nothing worth it is really. I want to have a healthy, strong body and I know this route is the right one for me.
So, lower back pain? Let's check those hamstrings & glutes, etc & make sure we are stretching after workouts. Lower back pain? Let's see what we are doing to strengthen that core.
I feel extremely blessed to have these 2 people I can go to & talk with about what is happening with me. They know how much I love to run & workout & they tell things to me straight. They know I want to learn so I can not only help myself but help others that may need it too.
Don't take your body for granted. Ask questions. If you aren't comfortable with an answer get a 2nd opinion. It's YOUR body.
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Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!