Stretching is an overly prescribed solution to back pain. In fact I spent 6+ years following the “Best stretches for back pain relief” you will commonly find all over the internet. There is a point where you have to stop consuming the thousands of articles and videos you see covering stretches for back pain and start listening more to your body. Today, I want to share with you why I STOPPED stretching and started to see more relief in my body then ever before.
So, I have been spending time on YouTube lately doing a lot of the old searches I would do when I was at my worst. A lot of these individuals and specific videos bring back a lot of memories. Some good and some bad. Which inspired me to do more of two things
1 – Shoot more content for YouTube that isn’t just a regurgitation of the same thing that everyone else is still talking about.
2 – Start sharing more from the hip on my approach to overcoming the most common annoyance: Back Pain (from someone who has lived with chronic pain himself). I do that a lot through writing but video is just different and I want to start incorporating them both.
Now, lets cover the OBVIOUS contradiction to this article. Why would I tell you to STOP reading and watching videos that teach you the solution, that sounds crazy considering your reading and going to watch a video (the exact thing that I just suggested you stop doing) on this exact topic.
There is a difference though. What I want you to get from this post is more sense of empowerment. The whole idea behind this website is to teach you the importance of self exploration. This is a HUGE thing we teach inside the Relief Academy. Listen to what people are saying, do a little experimenting BUT and thats a big but, know when to abandon what the masses are telling you to do.
So in light of this passion that I have to deliver content that would not be a waste of your time lets check out this weeks video!
Why I STOPPED stretching to see back pain relief.
I would love to hear your stretching story? Has it helped? Let me know in the comments below!