Many in the throes of back pain, hip pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other ailments wonder whether it’s possible they can reduce or even eliminate chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Despite what you might’ve heard from health-care professionals, the good news is that yes, you can reduce or eliminate chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Let’s break down what musculoskeletal pain is and explore how posture exercises such as the Posture Exercises Method’s library of powerful poses and movements can help you tackle chronic musculoskeletal pain so you can live a pain-free and high-functioning life.
What Is Musculoskeletal Pain?
Musculoskeletal pain encompasses pain symptoms that affect muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and bones. Common instances of musculoskeletal pain include ankle pain, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, neck pain and shoulder pain.
Other well-known examples of musculoskeletal pain include chronic pain conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and sciatica.
What Are Musculoskeletal Pain Causes and Musculoskeletal Pain Symptoms?
Musculoskeletal pain symptoms can be acute, resulting from an injury such as a twisted knee from playing basketball, an achy hip from a slip on ice or tender ankle from misjudging steps while descending a staircase.
Musculoskeletal pain symptoms can also be chronic, resulting from long-term suboptimal position of the load-bearing joints—the shoulders, hips, knees and ankles—while lying, sitting, standing or other activities. This suboptimal major-joint position often stems from an injury, with the body developing compensation, limitation and even functional loss before pain symptoms take hold in a chronic manner.
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What Are Common Musculoskeletal Pain Treatments?
Some common musculoskeletal pain treatments include topical ointments, pain pills, steroid injections, chiropractic care, massage therapy, traditional physical therapy, yoga and Pilates. Some even choose surgery such as back surgery, hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery to deal with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
A lesser-known option for chronic musculoskeletal pain treatment is posture exercises. Unlike the aforementioned common musculoskeletal pain treatments, posture exercises work to correct all the causes of musculoskeletal dysfunction.
These causes may include a pelvis that tilts too far forward or backward, uneven and rotated hip joints and femurs that may roll too far inward, contributing to valgus knee stress, commonly called knock-knee, or too far outward, contributing to varus knee stress, commonly called bowleggedness.
Why Are Posture Exercises Effective for Musculoskeletal Pain Relief?
Posture exercises are so effective in delivering musculoskeletal pain relief because they are designed to place the body in proper position horizontally and vertically while in a range of positions, from lying to kneeling, sitting and standing. The body, essentially, relearns how it should hold itself in static positions and how it should move such as when walking, running and jumping.
Most, if not all, other exercise programs, may place a misaligned and unsteady body in highly challenging and dangerous positions—including yoga’s downward dog and tree pose—creating safety concerns. Additionally, these exercise programs fail to address the root causes of misalignment and poor posture.
Posture exercises, however, such as the Posture Exercises Method’s large library of well-thought-out poses, stretches and movements are safe for kindergartners to great-grandfathers and other senior citizens to do and provide effective musculoskeletal pain relief.
By zooming in on and working to correct chronic musculoskeletal pain root causes, posture exercises can help reduce or even eliminate pain symptoms, including those connected to common conditions such as ankle pain, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, neck pain and shoulder pain.
Why the Posture Exercises Method Offers a Best-in-Class Posture Exercises Experience
The Posture Exercises Method is based on the tenets of a postural-alignment institute and rich with insight from leading-edge independent posture specialists and original thinking from creator Brian Rossiter.
Brian Rossiter suffered from chronic pain—a mixture of back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome—from 2000 to 2010, when he launched his posture exercises practice. His pain began to roll back immediately and then entirely lifted after several months of practice.
Brian Rossiter learned hundreds of posture exercises in 2016, when he earned credentials as a postural alignment specialist, and has since reimagined many of them while developing new movements in building his one-of-a-kind and revolutionary approach to posture exercises. Quite simply, Brian Rossiter has been able to gain a level of posture integrity—fixing hard-to-correct problem areas, including misaligned shoulders—that surpasses what he was able to attain by simply following guidance from postural therapists adhering to a single school of thought.
Brian Rossiter is a posture trainer and performance coach who is skilled at working with clients of all ages and physical capabilities. If you have concerns about whether your body will be able to achieve measurable results because of chronic musculoskeletal pain and limitations you might suffer from, know that Brian Rossiter can produce routines of powerful posture exercises that can suit your physical abilities now and help you progress to embrace increasingly demanding posture exercises when you are ready.
With a Posture Exercises Method practice, you’ll be on your way to enjoy all the benefits of experiencing pain relief and peak performance in all you do. Get your life back and do the things you love with your Posture Exercises Method practice!