OH&S manager, Kevin sent me a message:
'Two people I know at work have two disc bulges in their necks with some arthritis. Both have been going to physios for a long time without much relief. One has been advised to have cortisone injections. Do you have any specific advice for this problem?'
I wrote back:
Yep, sure do.
Attached is the book of exercises they need to do to square off their pelvis.
I'll send a copy of the neck pain ebook in the next email.
The reason they're not getting better is because the physio doesn't know where to look for the cause of the pain. Clue? It's not at the site of the pain. Most physios just want to rub, crunch, heat and vibrate the spot where it hurts.
Problem is, a neck pain is not caused by a lack of rubbing, crunching, heating and vibrating.
It's a fitness problem - generated by a lack of strength and flexibility - not a medical, pharmaceutical or physio problem.
The bones in the neck have been drawn our of alignment by muscles. Ligaments, tendons and muscles have been stretched beyond their pain threshold. Bones have moved out of alignment causing discs to herniate.
You can't subcontract out a strength and flexibility training program to a physio - or anyone else.
Kevin, time I came back to give a day's worth of Musculo-skeletal Health clinics.
Here's the download link to the work book for the day. It's quite a large file so give it time to download.
Take the two people through the risk assessment and report back.
In the meantime stay tuned highly tuned and click on the link to find out what you can do to relieve neck pain and other musculo-skeletal pain