Hi there! I just ordered your book from bookdepository, it'll probably be here sometime next week, or later this week. I live in Portugal.
My main symptoms:
- neck pain
- back pain
- "tennis elbow" (actually "mouse elbow")
- Right knee pain (which I got after hitting my knee really hard against a wall, the xray reveals a tiny drop of liquid which doesn't justify further measures according to the doctors, except painkillers when it gets really hard)
(refer to drawing below)
When I was born I was delivered using forceps which made my neck swallow and purple. The doctor prescribed some simple exercises my mom did to my neck (basically moving it around) and the problem went away - apparently. As I grow older I had lots of headaches. Today I realize what I described as "headaches" were in fact neck aches...
The pain becomes unbearable when I sit down for more than like 30 minutes or stand up for more that 5 minutes! But interestingly enough, I can walk for like 1 hour. It is only if I stand still in the same place that the pain grows very rapidly.
trigger point theraphy, 4 sessions, makes the pain go away for several weeks.
A recent session with an osteopath made the pain go away COMPLETLY for about a month and an half. I heard a really loud crack in my neck, I cream from fear, not from pain, and he laughed xD He said I probably had my neck out of place since I was delivered in birth. (I'm 23)
Now the pain has come back, I desicided to buy your book because when I did the exercises in the youtube video the pain decreased! It was so amazing! when I did the sitting thing and rotated the shoulders back the pain was suddenly less, unfortunately it came back when I stood up again......
The reason I'm writing is that when I do the sitting, even though the pain in the neck decreases, the pain in my back and knee increases! This specif pain in the back is a pain that doesn't respond to any treatment I've tried and I'm afraid it may get worse if I do the 8 steps!
P.s.: I've also bought egoscue book "pain free",I'm still waiting for it to arrive too and "trigger point therapy workbook" and "it's not carpal tunnel syndrome" which are already here but I haven't start to read them yet.
lol, okay, I spent like the last two hours doing this (elbow hurts!):
ps.: I forgot to signal the right wrist pain... probably it wasn't hurting noticeable when I was doing it.