If you’ve ever suffered from intense pain in the neck, shoulder or upper back
you know that it can make getting through the day extremely difficult because
there are so many things we do that require our arms and head.
I know exactly what it’s like as I’ve had my fair share of injuries, including
shoulder problems brought on by weight lifting as well as a month long stiff
neck caused by a nasty mountain bike accident.
So I know a thing or two about how to deal with and eliminate these aches
and pains. Plus, over the past 5 years, here at the Healthy Back Institute
we’ve helped thousands of people overcome neck, shoulder and upper
Here’s what we’ve found to work the best:
1. If brought on by an accident, as quickly as possible take Arnica.
Arnica is a homeopathic remedy that works very well when taken right after
injury and they even make small viles of pellets you can keep on you. I now
keep some in my car and also in my mountain biking pack.
2. Reduce the inflammation as quickly as possible.
There are many things you can do to reduce the inflammation. You can use
ice for the first 24-48 hours. Elevate the limb or injured part of the body.
3. Eliminate muscle spasms and relieve tight, stiff muscles
Muscles in spasms can wreak havoc on your body and what many people
don’t realize is your muscles can be a in a state of “semi” spasms.. meaning
the spasm isn’t intense enough for you to notice but while mild it can still pull
your body out alignment and cause other problems.
One way to address this is trigger point therapy which can be administered
by a trained therapist and much of it you can even do yourself.
4. Ensure your mindset is programmed for recovery
Believe it or not, your mind… how you think, what you feel, etc all plays a
MAJOR role in your ability to heal and recover. And if you don’t believe it,
I challenge you to do some research and see what you discover. Start by
reading this special report on the subject.
But in the meantime, just remember that you must tell yourself that you
WILL overcome this and you must believe it.
5. Identify and address your muscle imbalances
Whether your pain was caused by an accident or not, you have imbalances…
we all do and the worse they are the more likely they are to create conditions
and cause pain.
If you haven’t already identified your imbalances using our best-selling
Lose The Back Pain system you really need to. You can’ expect to get lasting
relief if you don’t uncover and address the underlying cause.
And before you try to say “my condition was caused by ______” let me remind
you that regardless of what you may have been diagnosed with and what you
have been told, or what you believe caused it, I can promise you that muscle
imbalances ARE a factor…
In fact, I’m willing to bet that they are a BIGGER factor than you may think and
that once you start to address them you WILL start to see improvements…
And often times people see improvements in so many other areas in addition
to the “condition or pain” that got them started in the first place.
Well, I wish you the best and hope that you will take action and continue to
learn and experiment.
If you ever have questions please post them in our discussion forum.
Talk to you again soon…
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Written By: Updated: May 9,2008