(And why your brain is still in charge)
** Irresponsible for doctors to say: “bone on bone”
** Doctor in Missouri took over 1,000 knee x-rays.
** Only 1 had true bone on bone (less than 00.1%).
** In a study of 100 pain free people who had a spinal MRI – half had bulging discs but were fine.
** Degenerative change is not a predictor of pain.
** Location of pain is not always the cause of pain.
** Spine Surgeon, David Hanscom says changing your brain is more important. Surgery is often a failure.
The brain sets priority.
Follow the Brain First Protocol.
Brain First is Body Freedom.
I've keeping track of terminology we need to drop, or redefine. It's time to get rid of "bone on bone." It's mentally destructive, and not to mention not true. People who believe bone on bone, give up. They stop enjoying life. Sadly, people with this mind set are not easy to work with. Their nervous system's are stuck in a chronic cycle of energy depletion.
We know your Xray or MRI does not predict pain. It does not explain pain. You can read about the 1,000 Xrays from Core Medical Center's website. Just google the myth of bone on bone.
The MRI study demonstrates this concept as well. I don't have that study at my fingertips right now, but it was done more than 10, possibly 20 years ago.
I've seen many so called "bad" MRIs but that doesn't mean you have to give up being active. If you are not feeling well, or moving well, there is an approach to work through these challenges. It all depends on how well you move your brain, feed your brain, and talk to your brain. Does this sound familiar? It may take some real work that you haven't tried before. It will take patience.
And by the way. When it comes to describing health or symptoms, it's not bad, it's not good, it just is. And I say this because this annoying evaluation as if you are getting another report card in school is not productive at all.
Your body is just doing what it innately needs to do for the situation. If you pile on some emotionally label that just triggers your nervous system to go into fight or flight, you are just digging yourself a deeper, depressing hole.
I've mentioned David Hanscom in previous blogs, or videos. When he says anxiety and anger is a pain generator, it's time to pursue that avenue.
When folks tell me they slept wrong, or did too much movement pulling weeds in the garden, I know we have a lot more to peel away in understanding the situation.
The second you become aware of a pain and blame it on something you've done recently to cause an injury, your brain goes into self critical mode. It is natural to feel a little anxious. It comes out like this:
How am I going to get through my next task of _________?
You can fill in the blank. It could be work related, family related, a long trip, You are on a time deadline, you're trying to repair your house. As soon as you question your ability especially your future functioning, your body kicks in a rebuilding response that feels as if your body is revolting or trying to get revenge.
When your confidence takes a hit, this is a very important time to stay upbeat and understand the body is doing something very natural. It is reinforcing itself to make you stronger.
It will need your cooperation. It needs a calm mind. It needs rest. It needs quality raw materials. It needs time to detox the old cells of inflammation (what we call the construction crew).
When you learn how to best move your brain, feed your brain, and talk to your brain, you will be an effective partner with your brain.
Let's dive in. Dare to Thrive.
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