Manage Your Own Back Pain Without Expensive Treatments
Do you suffer from back pain?Has it lasted more than a couple of weeks?
And if so, and you’ve been to the doctors and heard:
"Take some paracetamol and stick to light exercise"
Then you need to read this short review.
Back in 2016, I really injured my back when training.
In fact, how I injured my back is a little embarrassing.
It all started when I was using a different training program.
Things felt good for a while.
I was lifting heavier than normal. I felt stronger and things were edging in the right direction.
But it wasn’t the training program that caused my injury. It was something much simpler than that.
You see, One morning I was taking a group of clients through a warm up...
Something I always encouraged my clients to do.
To help prevent injury. And something I’d done hundreds, even thousands of times before.
Yet this time, on this day…
Following the same ‘safe’ warm up I’d be showing my clients for years...
I caused that horrendous injury that caused me years of back pain.
We were moving through a flow of exercises that help increase mobility and flexibility.
As I moved from a standing position into what they call as kosak squat which helps with tight hamstrings and hips.
It felt tighter than normal but I thought it would ease off. I was wrong.
Something just pinged and I fell in a heap to the floor I felt I had no control over my legs.
I laid there for what felt like minutes. All the while my group of clients were just standing there thinking…
“What is this guy doing, is this part of the warmup”
Like an injured animal, still on the floor I started to crawl towards a wooden box
I glanced back, over my shoulder, forced a smile and through my clenched teeth I said:
“Carry on, I won’t be a second”
The pain was nothing like I’ve experienced before. What felt like lightning bolts were shooting down both legs.
It felt like someone had stuck a red hot poker deep into my spine burning all the nerve fibres.
And as I lay there in a heap…
I slowly clawed myself up and onto the box, so I could carry on with the session.
But I knew what just happened to my back was serious. I went to the hospital. Yet the hospital couldn't offer me anything in terms of help.
I couldn't stand up straight for 6 weeks. I couldn't walk properly for 8 weeks, and I couldn't train in the gym properly for 12 weeks.
Things weren’t any better two years later.
I was still experiencing pain and discomfort, which really worried me. Was I going to be able to carry on with business?
Am I able to walk properly again without pain.?
Will I be able to exercise?
Will I always be in this pain?
What if I have done something that’s going to affect the rest of my life?
All these questions were running wild in my mind. I am sure you know the feeling, when you go to the doctors needing some help…Yet you’re told,
“There’s nothing we can do. Your symptoms aren’t bad enough.”
When I eventually got referred to a specialist. He took some convincing. Because of my background, I could talk to him on his level and help him understand that stretching and light exercise wasn’t going to be the solution.
He would come back with some fluff about it not being serious enough. Which I hit back with.
“This is going to affect my livelihood, what’s not serious about that”?
He eventually agreed and I got the MRI. The results showed that I had clearly done some significant damage to my discs. Turns out I had torn not just one disc, but two.
And while the MRI didn’t fix anything...
It gave me the information I needed to go and get some help.
So I did what I thought was the ‘right’ thing to doI went to Physios, Chiropractors, and Osteopaths.
Spending hundreds if not thousands, over the last four years to just manage the pain.
And until just a few months back, the first 15 minutes of every morning was agony.
I’d wake up and my lower back felt tight and sore. I had to swing my legs out to the side...
Using the bedside cabinet as support I would slowly lift myself up. Then I’d have to gingerly take things step-by-step...
While I nervously waited for ‘that moment’...
That moment where my muscles tensed up, and jolted my spine, sending agonising shockwaves around my lower body.
I was feeling down that every morning was the same as the last. Still waking up in pain.
I imagined how it would feel waking up one morning without pain.
One morning where I would wake up, roll out of bed, stand up and stretch, welcoming the day.
Instead, I felt like I was old before my time. Like I was going to have to just accept my body was broken…
Which soon started to affect my mood. As I was becoming withdrawn and began to feel useless.
I couldn’t stand up without the tight and contorting muscles that support my spine, snap me back, like a savage dog pulling on a tight chain.
Even the simplest of things like brushing my teeth was painful, I was having to hold onto the sink for support.
When sitting down I had to lower myself into the chair like I was lowering myself into a bath of scalding water. Every now and then having to stand back up because the pain was too much.
As the day wore on, so did my back. Some days it would slowly ease off. Others it was like having someone constantly hitting me 10,000 volts of electricity.
No matter the position. I couldn’t escape the pain. I did all the stretching, all the mobility drills and all the warmups I knew, to give me some temporary relief.
Sometimes it would work. Sometimes it wouldn’t.
I'd pretty much used and exhausted every resource I had. But nothing seemed to make much of a difference.
Some weeks it would be good, then others it would flare up, because of something simple like tying my shoe.
This went on for far too long. Out of options, dealing with chronic pain and discomfort. I knew there had to be a solution out there.
One that didn’t mean I was having to rely on a professional to help fix it.
Something I could do myself, that would provide me with a long term solution.
One night lying in bed trying to get comfy, I was searching in vain for that solution I needed so badly.
Then something caught my eye.
An article by Mike Westerdal from Critical Bench talking about a program he had "Unlock Your Hips"
At first I was skeptical because I’d tried so much before…
I had already spent easily hundreds, if not thousands on treatments by professionals I wasn’t sure what he was saying:
“I've been using Rick's strategies for years to help myself manage and recover from injuries as well as countless members of the fitness community. I couldn't recommend this product enough!"
“The Unlock Your Hip Flexors program is easy to order and easy to download, no waiting for a delivery. The video presentation and visuals in the exercise program give me confidence that I am doing the exercises correctly which for me is key with no personal trainer” -
"With so many people suffering with Hip Pain out there, "Unlock Your Hip Flexors" is a great tool for any fitness or health professional that wants to reduce pain, and improve strength, performance and overall health.
So I said to myself, “For $50 what do I have to lose, apart from another night's sleep"
So I went and bought the ”Unlock Your Hips” program.
After the first run through, I felt a massive difference.
Because in under 20 minutes, my muscles relaxed and I could move more freely.
I wasn’t completely pain-free but I was 95% better.
I was still feeling the effects of chronically tight muscles, which gives you that dull aching sensation.
A bit like the effects of a massage, where your muscles feel good, but also a little tender.
Fortunately that sensation passed after the second and third day.
The pain I was experiencing had almost disappeared.
Instead of a gut wrenching 9 it was more like a 2. I couldn't believe how easy it was.
It was like one of those "duh" moments, especially having been in the fitness industry for 9 years.
And here's the absolute kicker...
What I had felt after 20 minutes, cost me 99% less than what I'd been paying all those Physio's Chiropractors and Osteopaths over the years.
It also showed me how simple it was to fix my excruciating back pain.
In fact… It was so simple, even someone who doesn’t exercise could do this, with ease.
It's not a workout program per say. You will find a lot of the exercises easy to do. But don’t be surprised if you feel like you’ve done a workout.
This is normal. This is your body relaxing from all that tension. Imagine having an elastic band wrapped around your finger, until it goes white, then releasing it.
Your finger will throb for a few seconds. But you know it’s a good sensation because you’re getting blood back to it.
You've probably found you're spending
(or wasting) hours of your time stretching to find it's having minimal effect.
Now here’s the thing.
Most programs talk the talk but come up short on giving you lasting results.
They only show you one angle or exercise to help deal with your back pain.
That's because you need to attack the muscle from a variety of angles using a variety of exercise techniques and modalities in order to "unpack" the muscle in the right way.
The truth is, not many people know that back pain isn’t always caused by the back muscles.
There’s a group of big and powerful muscles that are attached around your hips, which help support the health and movement of your hip joints.
These are also known as the hip flexors. You can learn how to release your tight hip flexors on your own.But 99% of people who do this, forget about a major muscle in their hips, that’s potentially causing them back pain.
That muscle is called the Psoas.
The Psoas is a combination safe lock, there are several numbers that will unlock it but they need to be entered in the right order.
There are a number of specific movements beyond simple static stretching you can use to unlock and loosen your hips, legs, and back.
That’s what makes Unlock Your Hips so unique. Because it teaches you how to crack that combination, releasing all the tension and pain from your back.
There was a lot packed into this program.
The one thing I was impressed about wasn’t that you got a very detailed PDF.
But you also got a load of videos taking you through the sequence of how to unlock your hips.
As well as a bonus on…Unlock your hamstrings. Another muscle group which is associated with back pain.
Since doing this program a few months ago and not spending any more than 20 minutes a day.
I can honestly say that my back has never felt better.
Probably as good as before I injured it in 2016.
Not just that ... My mood has improved massively because I’m no longer in pain.
And it gets better. My sleep’s drastically improved.
Giving me so much energy every single day because I am in far less pain than I was before.
I move more freely, my back feels like it can withstand more, but I have to be careful not to overdo it.
This program has been a game-changer
Now, there is one tiny little thing I would point out about this program.
The follow along videos are great. But. For me, Because I wasn’t quick enough to move into the next position
I had to keep stopping or rewinding the video to keep up.
This kind of disrupted the flow and sequence of the program and it took more time to do.
Which got me thinking. How could I make this better?
So I’ve gone and made a video of me going through the sequence in real time.It’s like having a personal trainer there with you. In this video you get;
The exercises called out to you, which over time you’re going to know off by heart
Solid coaching tips, on position and making sure your squeezing the right muscles
A countdown in real time, so that you can hold the position long enough, to get the benefit
Time to move from one exercise to the other without having to pause or rewind the video
With all this on one video. You don’t have to keep pausing or rewinding the video back.
It’s about creating a seamless flow which you can enjoy without interruptions.
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and get preview of the exercises used to help unlock your hips.