Folks that register for Spine-Health generally come here because they have either heard of the site or did some internet searches to find us.
But, I know they were not looking for food recipes.
We read about all the different problems folks have and one thing that I always think about, is WHY? What happened to that person to cause the pain and discomfort they are in.
So, I am asking all of you to tell us about how it all got started
- Car Accident
- Trauma situation
- Improper mechanics, poor posture, etc
- Sports related (from football to weight lifting to ice skating)
- Doing too much (lifting too much, moving too much, etc)
- Really dont know
I believe when you start to talk to anyone who is suffering, you will eventually get down to the origins of their problem.
I know that my problems started to get more serious when I was playing high school football in the 60's. Back then, the emphasis was solely on winning.. Conditioning and equipment were not a consideration. I remember my coaches telling us to lift a large amount of weights, do it often, do it daily and keep on doing it. I have enough stretch marks on my arms/shoulders due to that. My helmet was about as useful as a baseball cap is today. I remember to this day, that my defensive coach told us , that the best tackle is when you take your head/helmet and meet the other play right on to their helmet. So many times in doing that, my hands and fingers were tingling. But I loved the sport, I did have 7 concussions playing in 3 years. 1 year, I was out because I torn up my left leg ligament.
I do know to this day, that all of that activity, plus I was a reckless playing, loving violent contact that my spine took a toll. So for me, I recognize that the start of my spinal problems came from my days of playing football.
I would love to hear how others feel that their problems began.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences