Motion is the word that I have chosen as my Key Word this year. It is a word that applies to every single portion of my life at the moment: physical, spiritual, educational, financial, etc. Today, I want to start with physical.
For the past twopointfive years I have been letting chronic hip pain interfere with my life. I will not go into all the details of the doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors that I have seen during this time, nor will I bore you with a list of the diagnoses I have received. I will tell you that I have let the pain get the best of me, and I stopped moving. When you stop, worse things than injury happen to you! I won’t give you that long list either, but, I will share with you what I believe is the solution!
Pain Free: A Revolutionary Method for Stopping Chronic Pain is a program that both my Father-in-law and my Brother-in-law have used to become free of debilitating back pain. When they first told me about it I thought that it might be something that would help me with my neck and back problems that have plagued me since having babies, but never considered it for my hip. Then, I visited a chiropractor who took a couple of x-rays and showed me how out of alignment I was. My memory of this book was sparked.
Pain has one and only one function: to alert us to danger. Chronic pain in not telling us that we are frail, or that our bodies have lost the ability to cope with the physical demands of life on earth. It is warning us of danger; and the danger is acute motion starvation. ~~ Pete Egoscue
Something about Pete’s approach really appeals to me. He does not ask us to sit down, ice up or take more medications. He tells us to get up off our duffs and to move. This rings so true to me.
This year will be my year of motion. My year of becoming pain free through motion! Watch me!