Back pain is such a common concern, and can range between being an annoyance to completely overtaking one’s life. I have had my share of back pain and know that it can zap you of joy, the ability to live a normal active life and can spiral you into depression.
My pain partly came as a result of the activities of my youth. As a highland dancer for years, I learned to strengthen and use my body in a way that caused tension and misalignment. As a provincial volleyball player – a right-handed power hitter, I repeatedly torqued my body to the left to deliver those blows, not to mention the countless times I dove for the ball, landing with a force that jarred my body. Fun as it was at the time, it left me twisted and compressed.
Most everyone has activities from their youth that add up over time. And this is just the tip of the iceberg to what causes back pain.
With the exception of an injury resulting in immediate pain, chronic pain is the accumulation of many factors over a lifetime. It is what we do all the time that really matters most to how the body functions and moves. How we sit, stand, walk and even sleep will create the posture that will determine where the tension is deep inside the body…and the cause sites for the pain are different than you may think.
Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Pulling and gripping are the forces that occur in the body as we fall out of alignment over our lifetime. Each injury that causes scar tissue, each surgery that creates scar tissue and every postural action that is not balanced in the body create dense tissue for gravity to hold and manipulate. The dense tissue is pulled by gravity and the fascia grips to itself and bone to create stability. This is designed to protect us and to keep us upright so we don’t tip over. Unfortunately, this is where chronic pain is born.
Pain can be challenging to get rid of because the pain site is not where the cause is. To understand what causes chronic pain and to find the deep grips inside the body to release that inner tension is what Block Therapy does. For back pain, the legs, deep inside the abdomen and the alignment of the rib cage all need to be addressed to release the tension in the back. The compression that occurs over time can cause the vertebrae to misalign; the discs to compress and bulge putting pressure on the nerve roots and can create intense muscle fatigue.
The three components of Block Therapy address these issues. Lying on the Block Buddy creates a release of the adhesions that grip to bone. Instruction of proper diaphragmatic breathing inflates the compressed space to create a lightness in the tissue and understanding proper foundations for sitting and standing and learning how to walk consciously support the body in correct alignment to promote balance within.
If you have been suffering with back pain and want to learn more about the benefits of this program from those who know, join our private Facebook group – Block Therapy Members. This is an amazing and supportive community of Block Therapy enthusiast who will be happy to share their experience and provide wisdom and insights about your concerns. Or, if you want to talk with me directly, fill out a Free Health Strategy session and I will connect with you directly.
Free yourself of pain and enjoy a body that can move with ease.
Breathe & Believe