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Back Pain: Lady in her 50’s says “I’m stuck” and wants to know how to “get un-stuck” (from back pain)

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Few days back, I received this interesting question from an email subscriber with back pain.

It’s a question a LOT of people with back pain ponder over.

(Especially those who have been told by their GP “it’s your age and you’ll have to accept it line” nonsense)

And, if you take what I am about to say to head and heart, even to bed with you tonight, I think you’ll find yourself feeling a lot more upbeat about your current situation.

Even living with a “tad more hope” and a waking up tomorrow with a dash more optimism.

Here is the question…

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“I am really beginning to wonder if anything can actually be done (about my back).

All of the advice I’ve taken from my GP, from friends and even what bits on the internet I’ve read tells me that ever so many people suffer from back pain and stiffness almost as if it’s normal … and I get the impression that if it’s not absolutely crippling me, then I should be grateful for the ability to even get out of bed on a morning.

Paul, I’m a 53-year-old lady, an office worker from Durham and desperately NOT ready to give up on life as I know it.

I have turned my back on medication years ago, I desperately don’t want to go back down that route and I want to find a way to support my self (and my back) naturally through this situation – I want to live without the fear of side affects or existing inside a life that is trapped by regular trips to the doctor.

I’ve tried exercises — I really have.

A couple of Pilates classes at the local gym too, but those were too painful to continue.

I lost some weight on the advice of my GP and even bought a book on Amazon about the ways that I could manage this problem all by myself.

So far, I’m not doing it very well, am I ?

Some friends of mine say that I should just give up and accept it, but I’m not wanting to do that.

I’m getting seriously worried about my long term health, I’ve noticed my shoulders and neck beginning to tighten and feel stiff too, my exercise is limited because I feel so stiff and that can’t be good for health in general, can it?

I’m now even worried that my weight will pile back on too – which I know will make my back pain even worse.

I’m really stuck.

And not sure what to do because although I’m keen on trying Physio, I went to see someone once who said she was a Physio, but it didn’t do too much to help me.

Is it just me?

And a friend of mine who is much younger than I am also tried physio with the NHS and only got exercises.

So if physio couldn’t help someone younger than me, what chance have I got?

So what I’m trying to say is, although I like the sound of what you’re offering, I’m actually very sceptical and still not 100% sure about coming to see another physio.

Thanks for hearing me out.”

– Elane, D. 53, Coxhoe, Co. Durham.

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This email got a LONG response from me.

Wouldn’t have enough space nor you the time to read it to share the whole response.

But for now?

Here’s a sneak preview of what I wrote.

I think Elane is making the mistake of thinking that all physios are the same – when reality is, they’re not.

That every physio is the same and every physio does the same is, just not true.

There’s a situation where some physios out there do very little hands-on style treatment.

(Hands on = the massages, the stretches, the manipulations – the whole 9 yards to quickly get you going again…)

Some physios out there do as little as 20% in their sessions, but it takes way more than that to make a big difference.

What do you get from us?

Expect as much as 80-90% of your treatment to be done physically by hand.

That’s because it’s the fastest way to get you better.

Problem is, it’s also the HARDEST.

(For the physio that is…)

*Think about it for a moment*

It’s tiresome and pretty handwork, massaging and stretching as many as 20 people all day long.

And that’s why so many physios opt out.

Because it’s so much easier to just give you a few exercises and stick you on a few fancy machines.

But that’s what makes us VERY different.

Gives us the advantage and why so many people want to come and see us.

And why my style of physio and the system we’ve got waiting for you, really does work.

In Elane’s case, she was thinking that every physio out there is the same.

And if she simply changes the way she sees who some physios are and what they stand for, and is able to separate the good from the not so good, the generalists from the specialists, then that gives her a chance of getting her back problems finally fixed.

So what I’m trying to say to you is this.

If you’re sceptical or “still on the fence” about Physio, please know that you have nothing to loose by trying it.

I wil GUARANTEE everything that I do for you will make a difference of you can leave without paying.

Kinda’ simple advice isn’t it?

You have nothing to loose or risk by trying Physio at Paul Gough’s Place because I will pay for all your physio sessions MY SELF, if you’re unhappy at the end.

Start here, though:

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Paul 😉

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