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Start - car accidents - two of, five years apart.Outcome, soft tissue damage and the prognosis of 25% permanently disabled.This implies constant pain, head bent over, difficulty in walking up steps and in constant need of intervention as you are constantly in pain."permanent" is doctor lingo which is to swear to a court of law that this sort of injury will never correct itself - and specifies the level of restriction of movement which it will impact on my life.Most people except for the very very very rare ones never recover.You can see people like I was any day, they have their heads pulled forward, they walk with stiff legs, they seem "stiff" and they are in constant pain.more advanced degradation is when they walk, it seems they stop half way through a step - do a weird shift in the body, then continue the step. For me - I would hit people instead of twisting. Hitting people hurt me as it jolted me. But twisting hurt me more than such a jolt. I did not take any pleasure in jostling people ... but the alternative was worse. Remedial care is usually physiotherapists or chiropractors ... and pain and muscular medication.And people with such injuries usually end up in surgery with hip and knee replacements or something similar - after some decades.I was going to a chiropractor on average once per month for almost 20 years.I developed my own theories on the back - and these theories allowed me to recover. I am not yet well, I am ONLY to the point where i am no longer classed as permanently disabled.There is a lot of back problems without such a class of "permanent injury."For the last 15 months - I have been working on RSI (see the model of RSI revisited in new idea section) and this requires me to introduce rotation into the body. There are three movements to the body - compression movements like walking ... where the body is compressed by gravity.There are tension movements like the arms. Imagine picking up something heavy and your hand or fingers detach from the body because the weight is too much for the joint? Picture a crane with a big cable and the weight is actually carried by the cable ... in this case into the shoulders and spine. Thus the weight is carried by the cable, not the joint.Ligaments ...Finally there is the ability to rotate - a very important movement. Every single vertebrae in your spine, plus your legs and arms - is designed for rotation and twisting. Don't you think that this movement is VERY important to the body if it is programmed into almost every single joint? And my chiropractor could not even identify the problem, let alone find a solution. (I have a great relationship with my chiropractor - we talked about it)As exercise is designed to strengthen WHAT YOU ARE DOING ... it does not fix the underlying problem, only allow you to be strong in adapting to the problems that exist. This is why exercise does not fix people with back problems - going back to the prediction of the medial personnel as to permanently disabled. Physiotherapists are very good at rehabilitating muscles, very good at strengthening what you do ... and useless to fix underlying causes.I am so glad for the experts in the physiotherapy world that the moment I have changed and dealt with the underlying problems, I will be going to such experts in a flash to rehabilitate me. But to get well, I have to change ... Where the body tightens, I relax. Where it adapts, I try to use the body the way it was supposed to be used.Where it restricts movement, I restore movement. And most importantly - I reprogram the brain so I change the way I move. Right now ... I am going through a crisis as my body has a way of moving. This is a "poor way" as it restricts movement, and tightens many things - and puts strain on the spine. I am training it to take another position - another posture.When this is finished, I wait longer for the joints to rebuild slightly before going first to a physiotherapist to help me rehabilitate - with a secondary goal of "in six months, I want to go to a gym for my health's sake."I have spent 8 years recovering so far. In ten, I should be fully recovered. One more year preparation (six more months on causes, six months on rehabilitation), one year in a gym to build muscles, some of which have not been used for twenty years. Not so bad after twenty years of pain and suffering. Slowly is the key. You cannot speed recovery.I learned THAT lesson with pain and suffering.
Hum. Lets see hereOver the whole course of the year I1.) Run the 100 meter, 1 mile, and 2 mile in track2.) Just randomly run around the block or to town3.) Go to the lake and swim/tube/float4.) Swim in general5.) Play Jv and Varsity Soccer6.) Shoot the basketball around at my house7.) Work out (with all the machines and stuff and then sit ups and push ups)8.) And there is more but I"ll stop there lol
We got a treadmill!
loads of : squats, deadlifts, leglifts, benchpresses, incline presses, conditioning (by that I mean repeated punches and kicks into the stomach, legs, groin, etc..) and what I get in return.... larger biceps, smaller gut, loss in weight, stronger legs, and an extremely higher tolerance of pain. that last part is optional
Exercise is very good thing for body's external as well as internal health. It must be in routine and normal. Excess of exercise may dissolve your body cells abnormally which could be harmful for body.