I went to my Deep Tissue massage specialist today and after the treatment, we sat and talked for about an hour.
This man, while not a formal doctor knows more about the entire body and how it works together then most general doctors.
We were talking today about how rapidly my arthritis has deteriorated my shoulders. A year ago, I had a good amount of arthritis in both shoulders, but the cortisone injections normally kept the pain at bay for about 6 months. Not any more. I've had 2 sets of injections since December, but I have no relief.
How could this condition spread so rapidly?
The Thai master put it in very simple terms.
The power of water
I needed more of an explanation than that. He went on to tell me to think about a dam by a river and how it holds back the water. Now start with a small crack and water will start to pour out. But in a short time, that small crack weakens form the force of body of water wanted to spill out - up to the point where the dam collapses and all the water rushes out.
The same applies to many of our spinal conditions. What might first start off as a slightly bulging disc can eventually wide up being a major herniation and impingement of a nerve root.
Could we have stopped that from happening???
His answer was Maybe, if the correct actions were taken
Doing nothing, we can almost guarantee that a spinal condition will worsen over time. So it is so very important to start with some corrective actions. That doesnt mean surgery, it could just be one of the many conservative treatments that available.
But I believe that Something needs to get done when we have problems.
Ignoring the problem is not the answer.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences