How I recovered from a life-time of physical pain.
Hi, my name is Leigh. I was in pain since a small child. I don't remember a time when there wasn't pain. The foot spasms, tight calves, shin splints, sore knees, pulled hamstrings, restricted hips, pelvic pains, chronic bad back and sacral pain. The abdominal pains, sore ribs, frozen shoulders and burning upper back, stiff neck, crunching jaw, face pain and headaches ...
And then there where the random shocks and spasms, the sudden intense iching, stabbing, biting and gnawing sensations. The chest palpatations, abdominal 'pulsing', restless legs, eye twitches, white fingers, numbness and pins and needles in my arms and legs. The aching limbs that fatigued quickily, the constant feeling of exhaustion. I never slept well and had recurring dreams and nightmares.
I was in a severe depression by the age of 21.
Rock bottom was at 40 years old, stuck on the floor one morning, screaming with pain unable to move. Caught in a web of pain that I can't start to describe. That was the changing point in my life. I knew I couldn't go on as I was. Pilates and swimming (very gentle and slow) 3 months in, my depression lifted one day as I stood up from a roll-down. It was that dramatic, I could feel how all my mental issues were due to the chronic pain and suddenly I felt hopeful that life could improve.
Over the last 2 1/2 years I have learned to use the 5 main muscles of movement to their full potential, starting from, and always working from my Base-Line muscles. Pelvic floor Base, rectus abdominis line. Our core pillar of strength. Slowly I have released the physical tensions on my body, reliving and then releasing all the pain I had been carrying around. Regaining my natural range of movement, balancing my body. Feeling my true alignment based on the anatomical structures on the median plane - starting with the linea alba, then nuchal and supraspinous ligaments. Feeling better than I ever have before, so I am here to share my story in the hope that it will help other suffers to learn to feel how to heal themselves.
It was over two and a half years of hard slog to release the physical tensions that were the source of all my pain. I had a lot of pain to relive in order to release it, but every day was progress towards a more balanced body and mind.
I share my experiences in the hope that it will help others to learn to feel better too. Please bear in mind this site is a work in progress!
The key to better health. You can do it to.
Where should you start?
This is not a quick fix, but it will help if you stick with it.
The five Main Muscles of Movement
and Conscious Proprioception.
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