Alright! This is the day. Its raining and there is thunder ouside, the status of my neck is a little bit better than the last couple of days and my internet signal seems to be quite ok.
I want to try to keep these posts as short as i can cause i dont want you to get bored while reading them. I do think that there is a couple of things you can learn from my experience and i would love to share them with you. I do need to explain things the best way i possibly can so YEAH…lets see if its a long one or a short one. Hehe!
This NECK REHAB will be devided into 4 different posts and thats because i want you to folloe my journey from beginning to end. WOW an END, hopefully there will actually be an end on this constant pain and worry.
This is the conent of the different posts to come:
Part 1: Why i need rehab? What happened?
Part 2: My own teory as a certified personal trainer and movement specialist, teory of chiropractor and physioterapeut, actual rehab exercises, status of body and mind after the first block of 4 weeks rehab and the results after 4 weeks.
Part 3: Actual rehab exercises, status of body and mind after the second block of 4 weeks rehab and result after 8 weeks.
Part 4: Actual rehab exercises, status of body and mind after the third block of 4 weeks rehab and the results after 12 weeks.
Part 1: Why i need rehab? What happened?
It was in November 2016 (3,5 year from now). I was at work as usual, stressed, running here and there, working as a personal trainer, grouptraining instructor and on top of that i was respnsible for the gym as a n organisation. I was burned out, been through two fitness competition diets the last 2 years and my body just said: STOP!
I had had pain in my neck for a couple of days, horrible pain. But at my working place it wasnt excepted to be sick so i had fought through the last couple of days at work anyway but this day i felt something was different. The tension went from my neck and my back up towards my throat and my jaws. suddenly i couldnt speak properly. The muscles all around my face was so tense that i couldnt open my jaws all the way. I realised this wasnt the usual pain and i also said: STOP! I went to the physio that afternoon ans he gave me a dry needle treatment and got me an appointment for an MRI scan in the hospital. The result showed two herniated discs in the cervical spine between C5-C6 and between C6-C7. Thats between the three last vertabras in the neck before the thracic spine starts.
I was in a position mentaly where i couldnt get anything done. The physio said that the discs doesnt seem to be broken BROKEN and in most cases these things has to heal by it self. My own teory was that alot of the tension and the pain came from my mental unhealthy status and i decided then that i defenitely needed to do something about that. I knew wehat i had to do but it took some time, planning ans proper preperation to do so. In August 2017 i quit my job. What i did wrong was that i covered up with a new job, as an enterprenuer, re-starting my own buisness again as a trainer. I was already burned out…my “batteries” was loaded with fake energy (i needed an income. Single woman, not a huge amount of savings and no support from parents or relatives). I knew training, i had old clients waiting for me out there. It was an “easy” wau “OUT”. Or was it!?
It lasted for a year before i had to close everything down, quit the contract of my apartment and F*CK of to Asia for 4 month using the last money i had left in the account (many other things did happen within this period of time as well, both buisness wise and private but lets stick to the bigger picture.
That was it! I was f*cked mentaly AND physicaly.
I was so fed up with everything i couldnt do, with the person i had become and my passion for body and mind, exercising and fun was long gone. on top of that my faith about humanity was scared and i needed to heal. Mentaly before i could do anything about my physical health. I spent 4 months in Asia, came home for 1 month and then i left again and moved to Zambia for a job.
NOW! Almost 1 year after moving to a different continent, managed to get rid of all the bad energy around me and after being away from exercising for about 3,5 years IM READY to deal with this. Im now strong enough mentaly to heal myself physicaly as well.
Follow me and my rehab in these posts and get tips on exercises, different ways of thinking about yourself, your body and its function AND be inspired to start or continue YOUR journey to a healthier lifestyle OR just start to APRECCIATE being healthy and not having to deal with something like this. If you are healthy enough to move – MOVE!
please note that we are all different individuals and what i share is my own experience of what works and what doesnt work for me and my body. It might be or might not be suitable exercises for you.
CHEERS from Zambia <3