LEARN ABOUT PAIN
LEARNING ABOUT PAIN IS ONE OF THE FIRST STEPS TO FREEDOM!
YOUR BODY IS STRONG!
The average spine is stable and capable of handling huge amounts of bending and stress.
Most physical things we do are far below the maximal threshold of where tissue gets injured.
Many people in pain will have been told they are weak, tight, frail or unstable. For the vast majority of people this is unlikely to be the direct cause of the pain they feel.
Keep moving! Stay active while recovering from an injury
Researchers have learned that understanding pain and learning about your injury can help you take the right steps to gain a complete recovery. Some of your therapist recommendations might seem counter-intuitive and not make sense unless you fully understand what pain is.
For example, many people might think that pain means you need to stop doing everything in your life and if you keep persisting you could harm yourself. There are rare cases where this is true but in the majority of cases rest and avoidance is the opposite of what is needed. When you have pain or injury it might actually be best to get moving again, start exercising or resume your hobbies.
Pain does not = damage