Often, a maintenance plan is necessary to eliminate chronic pain because movement dysfunctions are what most likely got you into trouble in the first place. These will be more difficult to identify and correct because they are habits, and habits aren’t easily broken. Ultimately, to permanently eliminate pain, these habits must be corrected.
Bringing your attention to what you are doing will be the most difficult aspect for many of you. You must, however, feel and notice how your body is moving and performing the exercises. Attending to your specific mechanics will deliver results. I see it all the time, and your body is built no differently than all the other people this approach has worked for.
With the demands of our busy days, it can be difficult to stay focused on these changes. That is why I recommend you set up a way to remind yourself of your new goals and to check in on your habits. Wear a special bracelet, ring, string, or rubber band around your wrist to remind you of the changes you are evoking in your mind and body. Place stickers on the dashboard of your car, the clock, your watch, your telephone (anything you use or look at frequently) to remind yourself that you are getting better every day by correcting those habits that feed your pain.
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