I was warming up to play my first tennis match of the season. After the third ball, something “popped” in my lower back, I fell to the ground and my left leg went numb. My tennis partner helped me to my car and I somehow managed to get home. My only thought was: “God, when did I get this OLD?”. After 2 months of taking it easy and not playing any tennis, my low back finally went back to its usual daily dull ache. I attributed my usual daily chronic low back pain to a car accident I had been in 10 years prior.
Did you ever notice how we have to attribute our chronic pain to a specific past event that occurred, rather than recognizing that there have been destructive foundational changes occurring in our bodies for years?
I woke up with an unbelievable stiff neck which I blamed on “sleeping funny”. This was also accompanied by shooting numbness down my arm. Tired of being in chronic pain in my back and neck, I sought out many types of relief.
Over the next 2 months I tried:
- Advil, Tylenol, Motrin
- Bed rest , back brace
- Pain patches
- Ice packs
- Physical therapy, TENS unit, ultrasound
- Therapeutic massage
- Acupuncture, cupping
- Inversion table
A cortisone injection into my spine and/or surgery were recommended also but I don’t like needles, so no thank you.
NOTHING WORKED, EXCEPT THESE TWO THINGS…
1. I read the book Pain Free twice
2. I then got help from a Postural Alignment Therapist
My friend recommended the book Pain Free by Pete Egoscue and the rest is history. I read the books and it made sense so I began my journey and contacted a Postural Alignment Therapist. I started doing the Posture Therapy exercises specifically to help my neck. I am quite the skeptic so the fact that I was being instructed to perform lower body exercises made me question his methods, but I had tried everything else.
In 3 days my neck pain which was an 8 out of 10 (10 being the highest pain level) was now a 2 out of 10 and the arm numbness was gone. After one week my neck pain was completely gone! With my neck pain gone, I hoped that if I could reduce my lower back pain, I might even be able to play tennis again. I started doing the lower back exercises and the changes that occurred in my body were amazing.
After faithfully doing my exercises everyday for 8 weeks my low back pain was gone!
CT Pain Free was created:
With my pain gone, I started routinely playing tennis and I feel like I am really living again. Since I felt so good, I began telling everyone I saw about this new “Pain Free” method. So many people wanted me to help them become Pain Free that I decided to get the official training to become a certified Postural Alignment Specialist.
Also, I am the only Egoscue recognized
Postural Alignment Specialist in Connecticut!
With this in mind I can honestly tell you that I have been where you are and if you let me, I can help you live a Pain Free life as well.
David Junga-Postural Alignment Specialist
Let me help you become PAIN FREE, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
CALL TODAY: (203) 378-5501