stop hurting - Alexander technique and pain management
When pain is business as usual
Many common aches and pains - and some more serious issues like chronic back and neck ache – can be greatly reduced or even eliminated by learning Alexander Technique. This is because our everyday habits of excessive muscular constriction may be causing the pain or making it worse.
We don't know how we are hurting ourselves until we observe our negative habits in our AT lessons. Once we know exactly what harm we are doing, we can begin to change.
AT can help - and it can't hurt
AT has an excellent track record for reducing back pain, supported by widely corroborated anecdotal evidence as well as clinical trials. And unlike some treatment options, trying AT lessons with betterATbeing doesn't put you at risk of making your pain worse. Or causing harmful side effects.
You will be taking part in a very gentle process that is not based on forceful manipulation of limbs, joints, or vertebrae. Most of the work you will do in your lessons is carried out by you, yourself, with your own improved knowledge of how to use your body and mind for your own good.
Get medical advice - and AT lessons
Go see your doctor. It is always a good idea to seek professional advice when you are in pain. But see an AT teacher too. AT can be an added help, and sometimes a life-changing step, in pain management.
It is particularly important to investigate what AT can do for you if you are considering surgery. You need to know how much of your pain is within your own power to ease and prevent.