How I recovered from a life-time of 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. Constant pain.
And then there where the random shocks and spasms, the sudden intense itching, stabbing, biting and gnawing sensations. The chest palpitations, abdominal 'pulsing', restless legs, eye twitches, white fingers, numbness and pins and needles in my arms and legs. The aching limbs that fatigued quickly, 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. "Use your core" was the advice so I started daily Pilates (very gentle and slow) and regular time in a pool. 3 months later 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.
I have learned how to feel how to heal, how to move to regain my natural range of movement, balancing my body and feeling my true alignment based on the anatomical structures on the median plane - starting with the linea alba, then nuchal and supraspinous ligaments.
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 feel better than I ever have before and am here to share my story in the hope that it will help you to help yourself by learning to use your body correctly.
Please bear in mind this site is a work in progress!
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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