I experience daily chronic pain. Every day something hurts, although it isn’t always the same thing, nor at a consistent pain level. Most days, pain is low on the spectrum (1 or 2 on a scale of 10). Other days, it can be high (8 or 9). It stems from a laundry list of insignificant to majorly significant injuries throughout my life (I detail them a bit in my about me page on my website).
Yesterday I spent an hour and a half on my motorcycle and another hour or more in the car. I did explore movement a bit, mainly balance play on the balance bar and slackline, but I did not do a Movement Restoration session. Today I woke up with a decent pain spot on my left side neck. It hurts to turn my head to the right and a few other movement patterns elicit pain. When I do not do at least a few minutes of full body restoration movements each day… I pay the price the following day.
My first appointment canceled due to illness which gave me the opportunity to move and reset my neck. In this session, I am exploring movement through my spine paying attention to how it relates to my neck. I popped out my trusty Theracane to work on some sticking points in the neck and then reintegrated movement.
My neck is still a bit twingy, but the discomfort was reduced by 60-80%. I’ll continue to work on it throughout the day. I expect by tomorrow it will be down to 10% of what I felt today.