Shinzen Young is another eastern guru who deals with a lot of chronic pain issues .
I have friends who have healed from working his meditations and philosophy
He has a couple of books on the issue
LOVE Jon Kabat Zinn
buy 'Wherever You Go There You Are "
buy it for the title- good read
He also has one called "Full Catastrophe Living". I felt like that for awhile w/injuries
There is another guy - forgot his name that wrote a book on back pain all being in your head - unresolved stuff and all-idiot
Having said that I have broken T1 and C7 in 2 places on each
I have had a compression fracture of T12
I have had an L4 L5 discectomy
I have also had both my shoulders operated on - acromioplasties and clavicle excisions and both my first and cervicle ribs resected -NASTY surgery and only for worse case scenarios.I was born with cervicle ribs and competed in all my sports with them not knowing they were destroying my bod and completely blocking the brachial plexus.
Oh ya throw in several concussions .I am sure I forgot something:lol:
Oh ya I forgot the 5 knee surgeries and various other things that come with the life of a freestyle skier .And this was all from 17 to 27 .
One of the most important parts of healing is time- your body really needs to heal and repair.
Know your limitations too.If it hurts - don't do it.
Relax , meditate and do yoga. There is rehab/restorative yoga out there that is very gentle that will make your body move in ways you didn't think it would or could move again. You will be amazed and healing in no time.
Find a good "holisitc " chiropractor - NO CRACKING!!!! They will work with the whole body to help you heal.
If you read my training log you will see that I still do a lot .
Ya I hurt sometimes. I have learned that is part of the injured life.
I don't do what hurts me anymore (too often;)
I used to run- now that would put me in the hospital STAT!!!!!! so I don't do it.
However there is so much that I CAN do .I embrace that - that is until I get older and need the knee replacements
- kidding NOT going to happen I think .
Be good to you and listen to your body . It will heal .
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