Pain is a huge factor in self-medication. Emotional pain, you have to work through. No way around it. Physical pain can be removed. This is pretty obvious, but we’d all be shocked how many out there do nothing about pain. They just accept and move on. Deal with it every day instead of intensely for a period until it is resolved. Often times a pain somewhere can be treated.
I grew up with scoliosis, a crooked spine. It was in my hips so you couldn’t tell but it was about 25-30 degrees tilted with a rotary aspect. I learned about it by happenstance in a clinic in the Carolinas. Most of my life has been spent making drinks, serving food, and hustling to make that money. Well, scoliosis and kegs don’t mix well. I used to have daily chronic pain in my lower back, where my main curvature was. To look back and see how long it took me to get better is shocking. Why I just dealt with it is beyond me. But I think a lot of people do. We’re told life is hard, you have to struggle and so we do. We struggle to go beyond our small bubble consumed with an omnipresent aura of pain.
But you say your pain isn’t curable? I heard a man speak who fell from the sky and crashed a plane. He was a vegetable. All he could do was blink his eyes. The docs said no hope. But he had his mind, sharp as it ever was. He made up his mind he would walk out of that hospital by Christmas. So in no more than a year, a man rebuilt his crumpled smashed body back to life, walking and talking and most important of all, living in a much better state of being. All you have to do is believe.
I got an x-ray to see how my spine was crooked about 8 years after learning I had scoliosis and living in pain for most of that time. I saw and understood how I could correct the curvature. I continue to correct myself, especially when I’m tired. I just completely slump over. But in doing this, I get compliments on my posture. I even grew just under an inch.
I also have been getting Rolfed. Rolfing is structural integration, which realigns your body if it is out of whack. If you, or someone you know suffers from scoliosis, seek a Rolfer. Or hell, just because if you’re like me, you’ll try anything to make it better, go get Rolfed. It just might change your whole world.
My body will over time return to it’s curved state if I don’t remain mindful and get Rolfed. What’s all this got to do with your pain? I’m just saying that if you seek, ye shall find. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And you can start right now by Believing that life can be better. Once freed from pain, the soul is able to look up, out and around, becoming part of the we over the me, me, me.
Sit back, relax, breathe into your body. Scan and find what ails you. Recognize instead of ignore and mask with whatever your poison may be. Acknowledge and then learn. This is it. One body is all we get. Maybe we come back, luckily are born human again, but all we have is Now. YOLO. I’m going to change that to YOLON, you only live once now. Why not make this now the best it possibly can be by removing pain so our spirits can look up higher. Don’t be limited another moment. Let the healing begin right now. Only you can truly heal yourself, but of course you already know that. Find that little light inside you, dust it off and watch it glow brighter and brighter, sending healing energy all through every cell of your body. And then flowing out of you, into the chair, into the floor, into the ground, out into the room, into your fellow travelers, up above your head connecting to source. Once you make that source connection, you’ve tapped into an infinite abundance of love, yours for the taking. Make pain a thing of the past, now. Find peace, enjoyment and ease in life. We need you to so you can open to the world. Pain keeps you closed and the world needs you open, shinning, beaming, loving.
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I found a couple of places nearby. I just hope that my insurance will pay for this. I doubt it!!!
Unfortunately, not likely. Funny how, for example in my case, I could go to a chiropractor every 2 weeks with insurance not to fix my condition, juts temporarily cover it up. Yet a couple sessions with a Rolfer and you can be good for years. 10 consecutive sessions is what’s supposed to be the magic dose and years all set, good to go!! I’d recommend who ever has been practicing the longest. Probably a safe bet they’re on point. I’m so happy for you and grateful our paths have crossed, happy Rolfing!!
If you don’t mind me asking, generally how much did you pay for your 10 sessions? I just wanted to get an idea of how much it would be out of pocket. If you don’t want to say, I understand!
Oh, I never got the full ten sessions. I can’t afford that. I just used to do it once or twice a year to help when the pain was bad. I only decided recently I would undertake the ten. Well finances got tight so I haven’t been back in a while.
I used to move a lot so I’ve seen different people different places. $80 and up. I’ve been paying $110 because it’s with a woman who has been practicing Rolfing for 26 some odd years. I figure she knows her shit.
But if you want to do it right, and you’ve got the money to throw down any therapist will give you a deal to do all of them, over a course of a couple months. So my guess, under $1k? Not bad for a technique that basically moved my hips to be straight when they used to be crooked! And I only did the first three, plus my previous “band aid” attitude towards Rolfing. If you do the 10 you maximize the effect and gain longer resistance to, in my case, scoliosis.
I’m soooo stoked for you!!
I am, too! That’s expensive, but not astronomical! I’d have to drive about 45-50 miles away, but it could be worth it. Are their exercises that you can do as well as the treatments? I thought I read about that.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with lupus. 6 months later, fibromyalgia, then sleep apnea a couple of months after that. I’d never heard of fibromyalgia. A year later, Hashimoto’s Disease. A few months ago, I went into anaphylactic shock. Now I have an epi pin because of a severe allergy that just developed overnight, I guess. I don’t even want to go back to a doctor for fear of another diagnosis! I don’t want to take another pill. The doctors give me one pill after another to take care of side effects of the others. I have blood work all the time! So, when I read your post then googled Rolfing, it gave me hope!
I hope that wasn’t TMI! Thanks again! 😉
With me, there is no TMI! Wow! Sounds like your body went into some kind of shock? I’m no doctor at all but from an outside perspective, one after another?
No need to answer if it’s too much, but do you have a tough living situation? A lot of stress? It’s amazing what stress can do. Do you meditate? I’m practicing, it’s hard but oh so rewarding once you get to that sweet spot.
Yoga would be what I’d assume they would tell you in regards to exercises. There’s also Pilates which at some places uses a machine to put your body back into some symmetry, I think, by controlling how you stretch. It’s been a while, so don’t quote me on that, but I do know it’s had profound effects on people. I think Yoga is great because you’re getting in tune with your body in a meditative way. I need to do it more often!! Keep me posted on your adventures and so glad we’re blogging buddies!
I’m glad I found your blog. I am going to look into Rolfing. I had no idea what it was, so I googled it. I read an article, but wanted to see a demonstration. I watched a few videos on You Tube, and the first thing I thought was, “I wonder how affective this for issues I have: fibromyalgia and lupus? Then, I saw another website today that described the advantages for patients who suffer from fibromyalgia. There are tons of success stories. Wow!
I’m so stoked it can help you!! It really is amazing! I can almost touch my toes. I used to be able to get my fingers a hands length past my knees, now almost to my toes! When I first discovered that, a few months back, I caught my breath. I totally didn’t expect my reach to go so far while stretching. Was this my leg or WTF is going on here? I think you’ll enjoy my blog, I’ve been trying lots of stuff for some time now and am so grateful for the wonderful gems available in life! Thanks for reading!