Resistance is Innocent

Although it would be nice if there was no resistance, it is not possible. In the nooks, crannies, and in our primitive brain programming there are subtle layers of resistance. Our primitive brain programming is conditioned by our environment and the feelings of others to avoid feeling anything from the moment it touches the world. It's not possible to regret this resistance even though it caused us or others suffering. We didn't have a choice. Because it was taught to be normal by everyone and everything it came in contact with, our nervous systems adopted resistance as an automatic response. Accepting resistance as an integral part of our being is the best way to eliminate it.

Only direct experience can give you a true understanding

You can see that this whole freeing-yourself-from-pain thing is a bit tricky. Accept the pain? Accept what we love and hate. Although it's radical, I am reminded of a common saying that I heard while watching school TV as a child: "It's crazy it just might work." It's the only way to solve the problem that most people haven't tried. However, only experience can convince.

What about the pain? Although I did get a bit distracted by all the sitting, we are back. Let's start by reducing inflammation. You would probably do anything to avoid being in pain if you were in it. Here are some things I have for you:

 

Go to a qualified healthcare professional if you are in too much pain. Moving is great for you if you are not in pain. It keeps joints moving by moving joints. If you don't move your joints around, it's easier to make your joints stiffer. Proprioceptors activate when joints move. This blocks nociceptors. Read: pain *blockers* prevent pain *feelers*. Moving actually reduces pain CrossFit Sua Sponte is a great place to get a functional workout. John Dill is an expert in his field.

 Let go of the pain. As we have already said, pain is in your head. It can be influenced by many factors. Your own emotions about the pain you feel are one of these factors. If you tell yourself that you can't run because your knees hurt, you are proving it. You might be able to run if you reduce inflammation in your diet and address biomechanical issues that cause you to over-exert your knees while running. If the pain continues, you should see a healthcare professional.

Address biomechanical problems. You will pay for a breakdown of your kinetic chain if you don't address it. For example, if your shoulder pain isn't due to traumatically damaged tissues (a torn ligament or muscle from someone trying to tackle you), it could be because of a lack of shoulder stability and mobility in the thoracic spine. Your shoulders will stop hurting if you strengthen your serratus anterior. Although it sounds magical, it is actually science. For those who didn't get to the end, here's the take-home message: Don't let your pain ruin your life. Do something about pain if you are suffering from it. I don't mean to prescribe painkillers. Change the things that cause you pain. Get rid of bad friends, stress, and bad food. Then, make a commitment to feel better and BE better.

Radiofrequency neurotomy (also known as radiofrequency ablation, lesioning) is a procedure that intentionally injures nerves to stop pain signals from being sent to the brain. This minimally invasive procedure is reserved for chronic pain sufferers who have not received relief from other conservative treatments.

Radiofrequency can be used to treat pain caused by a degenerative disc or facet joint. An electrode is placed on the target nerve using fluoroscopy. After the electrode has been properly positioned, it is heated to form a lesion on the nerve. The cooling phase is a more advanced version of the procedure. This increases the area of impact of the electrode and can be helpful in certain areas of the body.

Nervigesic 300  is not a permanent treatment. Over time, nerves heal themselves and pain returns. Radiofrequency only treats the symptoms of pain. It does not treat the root cause. Before deciding whether or not to have this procedure, consider the pros and cons.

Pros

Radiofrequency neurotomy is a great option for people with pain who are unable to do their daily activities or work. The procedure, if successful, may allow patients to return to work and to perform daily activities such as walking and other basic tasks without suffering excessive pain.

Radiofrequency treatment may last for up to one year, which could make it more attractive than steroid injections.

Neurotomy, a minimally invasive surgical procedure to relieve joint and disc pain, is less common than fusion surgery. To prevent pain from instability, fusion creates a rigid segment between the vertebrae or the sacrum and pelvic bones. This procedure is expensive and comes with many risks. There may be accelerated degeneration of the facet joints or spinal discs close to the fused joint. Radiofrequency lesioning can provide sufficient pain relief to avoid more invasive surgery.

This procedure may be beneficial to around 70% of people who have it. It may also decrease the need for expensive and dangerous pain medication. Check out this collection of research that supports the use of cooled radiationfrequency to treat SI joint pain and discogenic symptoms.