Hint: It Wasn’t By Doing the Downward Dog Pose
By Ian Hart, CSCS Michelle Onoff is a successful yoga instructor, yet… For some inexplicable reason, she suffered from lower back pain (like millions of others). I don’t know about you, but… Given yoga instructors’ profession and lifestyle are…
- muscle-focused and posture-perfect…
… I assumed they would be the LAST PEOPLE ON EARTH to experience back pain, wouldn’t you? Actually, I was kind of shocked.
If a health-minded yoga teacher can be dealt a crippling back pain blow… what does this say about the rest of us?
Here’s Michelle’s story in her own words. It offers hope if you’re suffering… * * * I was feeling very weak in my core area. And I was having some radiating pain in my lower back. I was going to the doctors and they were telling me things like you need to have a disc replacement. You need to have all these surgeries… You need to be on these pain medications… And they wanted to basically put me through a lot of surgical procedures… And I didn’t want to do ANY of that. But the pain was so bad… I needed some relief. So I went to two neurosurgeons and I went to a back pain specialist. The surgeons wanted to operate on me in different places… … and the back pain specialist wanted to do various procedures, including implanting something permanent in my spine. I’ve had four procedures that involved needles in my spine, epidurals in my spine and that only gave me a little temporary relief for couple of days. But it did not cure or really help anything. It just put a band-aid on a pain for couple of days and that was it. After my first session of Back Pain Relief 4 Life, I felt an opening in my back that I haven’t felt in a long time. I felt stronger to my core… and I felt that that radiating, burning heat pain seem to dissipate a little bit. It seemed to just open up my back in general. And then after my second session today, I noticed EVEN MORE the stretch in my lower back and more strengthening in muscles that had been weak that I think might help support my lower back. I was VERY SKEPTICAL about doing Back Pain Relief 4 Life. Because, as I am a yoga instructor, I feel very knowledgeable in anatomy. And how to help people that come to me in pain. But I was not aware of certain muscles that I was not using in the body that might help my lower back. – Michelle Onoff * * * Here’s the back pain program she’s referring to: Back Pain Relief 4 Life I share this story with you today, because if you’ve suffered from back pain (like 3/4 of the adult population)… this pain relief program WORKS WONDERS.
People have experienced nothing less than total relief in as little as 16 minutes. Doing nothing more than a specific sequence of 8 simple, pain-relieving movements.
Sounds incredible, yet Michelle is a prime example. My personal takeaway from Michelle’s story? Michelle was smart enough to want to stay away from drugs and surgery when there were other more natural alternatives. Michelle was also humble enough to admit yoga wasn’t helping the matter. To me? That takes guts. Especially given her profession. But sometimes, one gets to the point where you’ll try ANYTHING to get even a little bit of relief. See for yourself. Especially if you’re being told surgery, needles and medication are in your immediate future. You’ve got nothing to lose… Or do you? Like maybe the pain.