This…Is Why…Most People…Struggle To Escape Pain💯

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Thought I would bring you something today…straight out of my working world.

A message…an ethos…that…could change your life…if you buy into the rationale.

Have seen it happen up close…in the flesh…many a time.

I’m sent lots of different physiological problems to assess and treat on a daily basis.

In the last week…I’ve had…elbows…shoulders…knees…toes…hips…ankles…wrists…you name it.

Had a few back problems that have needed looking at too.

The back…is…a topic…that…usually brings people to attention.

When it comes to the spine…I…regularly deal with things like stenosis…prolapsed disks…Piriformis syndrome/sciatica…post operative rehab…pain…tears…sprains…etc etc etc.

As a soft tissue specialist…movement analysts…and elite performance coach…I run my own clinic…“Fixing”…“Broken people.”

I also work in numerous different capacities…with a vast demographic of the general public…all the way up to the highest levels of elite sport…movement and performance.

Honestly…I’d say…that…8/9 out of 10 people I see…who are feeling pain or discomfort…in any area of their body…are experiencing a byproduct of a more complex issue.

When you break it down…that area of pain…usually…has…very little relevance…to the real problem needed to be looked at…and dealt with.

Especially when taking into consideration…the bigger picture at hand.

That pain…discomfort…in more instances than not…is usually a byproduct…or…warning sign…of much more than one singular concern.

That’s why very few people ever truly escape the pain cycle.

Movement…is a global…proprioceptive test…of…tensegrity and mobility…adaptable…to the needed specificities…of neuromuscular human functionality.

What that basically means is…we’re all connected…in every single way….brain to body…head to toe…and…all the way back around.

You can’t split it up…any of it…and…the problem in rehab…is that…a lot of people do.

If we don’t create rigidity…stability and shock absorption…as an entire unit…then…problems…surely ensue.

The second we even start to initiate locomotion…something…from our toe…to our skull…is changing…as one.

It all affects and adapts each joint and fascial meridian line of our system…together.

I mean it like this…for example.

Somebody came into me the other day…and said…”I’m in agony when I’m walking…when I’m sat in a chair…and…anytime standing up straight…still.”

The pain was in the lower back…right hand side.

Naturally…took a look to see if I could be of any help.

Proceeded to blow their absolute mind…when…I got rid of the pain…and…didn’t even work the area until the last couple of minutes.

Happens a lot that.

I tell you.

If I’d had been alive during the 16th century…my methodologies and skills in fixing “Broken Bodies”…would…most definitely…100%…have had me burnt at the stake for witchcraft…&…or…sorcery.

Did a quick range of motion check at standing…for a general spinal assessment…then…got them on the bed…in a comfortable…supported position.

If I’m honest…these days…I don’t often tend to bother that much with biomechanical assessments…visually…at standing.

Feel they can lie too much…sending you down the complete wrong path…very easily.

Wastes a lot of time when it’s all said and done….muddies the waters.

You can’t beat…hands on…manual work.

Touch…palpation…passive movement analysis…and…manipulation…allow for the real nitty gritty of what’s needed…to truly delve that little bit deeper.

You can watch a person move and understand what’s going wrong…if…you really understand what you’re doing…but…it stands for nothing in my experience.

The visual stuff might show us what is wrong.

It…doesn’t show us…doesn’t…tell us…why though.

Spent a good 10/15 minutes on this person “Looking with my hands”…across the entire structure.

Made sure it wasn’t a tear…strain..sprain…contraindication …or…joint issue…etc etc.

No acute situation was present…although…it could very much be argued…segments…were acute chronic situations…if you really wanted to start going further.

Anyhow!

To simplify it it all…and…allow it to tie into the message being delivered.

The pain…experienced…was from environmental…length to tension imbalance…across the whole body…as…it usually is…9/10 times.

That’s the bigger picture right there.

The one we all need to take note of.

I keep saying nine out of ten times…because…even if it was a tear…a strain…sprain…or…joint issue.

The problem…still…in the vast overwhelming majority of instances…will have been caused because of environmental length to tension imbalance…and…neuromuscular dysfunction/imbalance.

Global…structural issues.

People will say things to me like “Ah I have an arthritic knee”…”A…slipped disk”….”Broken leg”…”Bad back”…like…they were born that way.

It’s hard…having to find a nice…polite…respectful way…of saying…nahh you engineered this yourself.

You learn how to be very blunt in occasions…while…still being friendly and diplomatic.

I am fully aware and conscious of the fact…that…there are people born with genetic predispositions to certain ailments…physiological abnormalities…and…deviations…which…is…why I don’t say…all…or…ten out of ten.

The overwhelming majority of us though…our pain cycles…are…and…were…always in our own hands.

When you leave certain issues…ignore them…or…don’t ever take the time to understand.

They spread…exacerbate…and…get worse.

That’s why more often than not you end up with knees wearing away…disks herniating…muscles tearing…bones breaking…etc etc.

Structural failings…life changing situations.

So…going back to the person I had on the bed.

Pain…lower back…right side.

They kept questioning me…as most do.

“No that’s not where the pain is…it’s on the other side/further up…why are you there?”

What I found though…was…much…deeper…and…more intricate than that.

I’m condensing…generalising…leaving bits out…and simplifying here…to keep the post as short as possible.

Hopefully it still illustrates just how connected we are as beings…because…all this was contributing to the pain.

The right side of their arse…wasn’t firing properly…at all…so…the spine wasn’t supported…or…being protected adequately on that side. (The side feeling pain)

The left side…front of the hip…was shorter…and overused…in comparison to the right side. (Right was still short too in areas…weak in others)

This was causing issues at the pelvis…making certain parts of the lower back…on the left side…more overdeveloped…short…and dominant.

It had also made the right side weak…with dysfunction…inhibition…and instability. (The side experiencing the pain)

Instability at the Abdominals with hypertonistic over innervation…was clearly present in parts of the Erector spinae group.

This means that their lower back works in place of their opposer on the front in many key instances.

The hamstrings…were far more dominant on the right leg…and…attempted facilitating spinal stabilisation…in place of Glute activation. (Side they were feeling pain.)

Hamstrings and Quadriceps on both sides had dysfunction between the two groups + between the Adductors and abductors.

This meant the pelvis…knee…and ankle were stopping functional alignment…which…all create change at the spine.

The Latissimus Dorsi…on the left hand side…had become seriously over developed and extremely short.

Right side was also short and tonistic…although considerably less.

The Lats…lead from around the arm…into a type of…mass togetherness…deep spider webs…and tissue…called…the Thoracolumbar aponeurosis…which…makes up one of the main elements of our lower back.

This had been disturbed by the imbalance to the lats…but also massively influenced by their chest and neck area.

The left Lat also pretty much connects into the right glute…which is acting…amongst others…as an inhibitor. (Stopping the arse protect and support the spine on that side correctly)

Their chest…both sides…were really over developed and hypertonistic.

The pecs were inhibiting the rhomboids on the back…while pulling other muscles on the back line into protective stretch.

Rib cage was…stuck…pinned down.

I checked their clavicle…their neck.

All the muscles needed for functional breathing…and…to facilitate expansion for air…were…too short…too over worked…or…too weak.

The upper Trapezius…both sides…carried extreme amounts of tension…with the left side slightly more development.

Lower Trapezius had become…long…and almost non-existent.

Without going into further unnecessary detail.

This person…for the reasons given…and many more…had…absolutely no give…or glide…on the left side of their lower spine…with…too much on the other. (Exactly where they were feeling the pain)

We’re back with length to tension harmony.

To the person on the bed.

The pain was simply to do with that one isolated area.

Why wouldn’t it be?

If we hadn’t of been able to rehabilitate their mindset…towards how the body works…they wouldn’t have been open to the path of correction.

All I did…was…take the pressure needed off their structure…and establish what was at least…the bulk of the happenings.

It’s up to a good treatment plan from then on…alongside their own hard work…in their own time.

Very rarely can you ever truly take the pain away…by dealing with…or attempting to fix the singular area.

Everything surrounding needs to be taken into consideration.

Lifestyle needs to be taken into consideration.

All those areas I listed were playing their part in causing that pain…and…also risking further…more serious scenarios.

I just want you to remember these messages…for yourself.

There is no such thing as a tight muscle.

No such thing.

It’s either short…or long…and…the issue is environmental.

It isn’t just muscle that facilitates movement or stability.

It’s a deep intertwined connection of many things…amalgamated…in unison…together as one.

Shortness…and too much length…both…create problems across the entire body.

If a muscle and the tissues associated with it…becomes short…then…something opposing it…has to become long…weak and dysfunctional.

That changes how the brain views the joint and it’s movements.

This all carries on…spreading over all other areas of our structure.

The short will need to be stretched/mobilised/treated/switched off/reset…and have proprioception added.

The long will need to be strengthened and tensioned with proprioception added.

Align your posture…to…align your life.

Stay healthy…stay happy…stay mobile…and pain free.

Have the best day ever my friends!

What A Day To Be Alive

Disturb The Paradigm

Yesterday Is Irrelevant…Tomorrow Not Guaranteed.

LEE CLEAVER (Clinic Website)

THE PIONEER OF MOVEMENT

Soft Tissue Specialist – Movement Analyst – Elite Performance Coach

19 thoughts on “This…Is Why…Most People…Struggle To Escape Pain💯

    1. Thank you very much! Appreciate both it and you. You’ve hit the nail on the head there. It’s most definitely a result of a lifetime in many instances! Hope you are well and loving life.

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      1. It’s going man. I’ve just finished my first week in University at 30 years old. It was always a dream of mine to go one day so I’m quite happy about that. My injury pushed me to gain some new skills. It’s time to chase my authentic self.

        How’s life been over there?

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      2. That’s absolutely effing brilliant.

        How fantastic.

        Your story has most definitely brought a smile to my face.

        What’s it been like going in at 30 for you?

        Has it been a shock to the system or how you envisaged it?

        Well it makes me feel alive that you are chasing not only your dreams…but your authentic self.

        Very inspiring to hear and I wish you nothing but prosperity and success in your endeavours.

        Love the fact you are so conscious of your journey and path.

        Life is going amazing thank you.

        Hustling…bustling…grinding and loving life.

        Just been to see that new “It” movie.

        Wow it was a long one.

        3 hours.

        Sore bum cheeks after that one pal!

        Still though…what a night to be alive! 👊✊

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    1. I think in any profession or area you only have a few that really go above and beyond. That true 1%.

      As you very rightly say though…I too know great people all over the rehab industry.

      We’re all in it together

      ✌️❤️

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      1. True man, you look a cut above, and it sounds to me like you know what you’re talking about. I think the key word is passion and that’s what the best have in common. Lots of it.

        By the way I just wanted to say that I really like your blog, you talk sense and you put out positive messages. You’re also real about it and no sugar coating. What made you want to put a message out there?

        Not too many super ripped dudes out there not trying to sell supplements or a workout program or demonstrating exercises

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      2. Did my response about your uni come through? I’m sure this wordpress app goes crazy on me!

        Well it means a lot that you’ve taken the time out of your busy life to say that.

        The key word is most definitely passion my friend.

        Too true.

        It also genuinely touches my heart you say that about the blog.

        You know…you’re the first person who’s ever asked me that question.

        Wow…I suppose the reasons are varied.

        1. I was involved with the music industry from 16-22ish. Wrote songs in some way since I was 12 years old. When I started making progress and growing in music…I gave up…turned my back…and stopped trying. Didn’t like what it made me become in the end. Once I’d stopped and moved on…I realised I missed that writing down of the inner voice. Needed it…so…just started blogging.

        2. I’ve made a shit load of mistakes growing up…in so many areas…amongst the successes. Figured if I was going to blog…I’d talk about the realness of life and living…while trying to give back…and bring positivity.

        3. I have a deep disdain for certain systems…and the way certain things are in society. My mind is always analysing…thinking…questioning. Just the way I’m made. It’s within my DNA. This blog probably stops me from going insane…as it allows me to constructively put words down…calmly…and…once they’re out…I’m emancipated from my frustration 😂

        4. Suppose this is my way of joining the online world for business purposes…by being the real me which goes against many of the everyday conventions in life. (Can quite often seriously go against me though…as…I give people no glitz glamour or razzmatazz. We both know it’s glitz glamour and razzmatazz that sell most!)

        4. For the Industries. When people in the surrounding areas to where I live view this blog…as in the competition I have in the rehab clinic/injury/movement dysfunction/health/performance/fitness areas. They either connect with me to show love…building bonds…or…they stay well away from my lane.

        It’s prosperity between us….or…they leave me the fuck alone…act like I don’t exist.

        I move freely wherever I want within those sectors because this blog is a badge of honour.

        I’m sure you get why I say that.

        Many people in my life…or around my city etc etc on a daily basis…I’m sure…don’t get it.

        Those that do…do though…if that makes sense.

        I guess I continue to post…because people like yourself are taking the time to connect.

        Whats interesting about you…is that your heart is very much worn on your sleeve.

        Great trait to have.

        You don’t think anything of writing in a comment box and expressing positivity towards somebodies craft…or journey.

        It’s normal to you…because you get the why.

        understand it…because you live it in your own way too.

        My messages…allow me to connect to those with their own messages…like you.

        No matter our differences.

        It’s crazy you know…because I’ve got some pretty amazing people around my life who support what I do…and what I’m about.

        People who back me to the nth degree.

        I’ll tell you this though…the love people like yourself and others show me on here…helps you realise sometimes you did the right thing.

        You will probably get where I’m coming from here.

        This is like an appraisal for me.

        I work for myself. Everything goes through and by me. I have to be in charge of every decision I make…every lesson I learn.

        I’m the boss and I’m doing a million and one jobs lol.

        When people all over the world start reaching out in positvity..and I’m only being how I normally am in a day…then…although I have my bad points. It shows me there was method to my madness after all wooo!

        Why did you start?

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      3. Yeah I did get your post about Uni last night, but to be honest, I was a little high and overthinking my response so I just tried to focus my message on you and get the hell out of there. Hahah!

        I dig the authenticity in you. That is one trait that I find exceedingly RARE among people, and I definitely pride myself on being authentic as well.

        As for University, there’s upsides and downsides to being one of the older people in the room. The upside is that I have experience and discipline and a strong goal behind me. I know what I want, and I’m confident that I can get to it. I’ve also had years to practice my craft, even if it wasn’t in an academic setting.

        Being surrounded by cute 20+ year old girls doesn’t do me any harm either. I’m not a god-praising man, but “thank the lawd!”. I’m glad to be receiving an education again because I absolutely hated working in a factory and always felt that I was meant for more. I’m hoping to teach one day and write novels or something. Maybe journalism. Not sure, but I just want to write and share myself.

        Everything that you’ve said is super inspirational and only makes me believe further that I was right about you, that there’s something great here and in you. Something good for the world. I like that you think for yourself and aren’t just repeating whatever you think other’s around you would want you to. It’s cool man! I hope you keep blogging and keep spreading your voice. I think it’s a great thing.

        On a side note, I have a weekly interview series where I ask certain bloggers or authors 6 questions and then share their stories with the world. I aim to spread positive vibes through it and good messages. Sometimes I’m just aiming to teach others how to be better writers, but sometimes, just messages that I feel are important.

        I’d love to get you on there one day if you would agree.

        Here’s my most recent if you’d like to get familiar with the format before you agree: https://blogofthewolfboy.com/2019/08/27/behind-the-author-its-all-about-love/

        I’m currently backed up until October but I’d love to squeeze you in next. I think you should be shared with others.

        P.s. How was IT? The first one was good but long too!

        Talk to you later my friend

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    1. P.s….thanks…for….the compliment.

      You’ve…definitely shown a lot about yourself…and…who you truly are inside.

      I can’t believe people like yourself are stupid enough to write things like this.

      You do realise…cognitively…your comment automatically makes me the better…bigger person…right?

      By the very definition of neurological science?

      People who read this can blatantly see…you’re…a bitter twisted…nasty person.

      A drainer. (Although your profile pic says believe 😂😂)

      Your comment is a neon lit sign of evidence.

      Your actions…and…the way you’ve gone about them…show…10 times out of 10…that…. you aren’t happy with yourself…at all. (For soooooooo many reasons. Reply to this and I’ll happily break some of them down beyond cellular for everybody to read)

      You aren’t happy with your life…or…how you’ve ended up…clearly.

      You’ve fucked any route of defence on your part…because…not one thing you could ever say would counteract the facts you’ve displayed.

      You’ve proved it to us all in this comment box you absolute plum 😂

      You are the first negative comment on this blog….ever.

      I have had hundreds…thousands…of likes.

      Hundreds and hundreds of positive comments.

      So…tell you what…fucker.

      Put your money where your mouth is you muppet.

      Google me!

      Scroll down these blogs.

      Go on my website.

      If you have the balls to reply to this…then…show me what you’re doing in life…that…even matches 1% of what I’m doing.

      Show me it instead of just running your gums?

      Come on…chop chop…put it on the line and show us all what you are doing with your life that’s so great!?

      What gives you the right to come on here and start going on.

      You’re coming on proper blogs…and spreading venom…while…your blog is private!?!?

      You…absolute….shithouse. (Mancunian slang for coward)

      I’ve never…EVER…left a negative comment on somebodies blog.

      One that would try to discourage them.

      I’d be ashamed of myself!?

      You’re just a shit talker…always coming up short.

      Driven motivated people don’t act like you have…trust me…so…I can assure people reading this comment…you’re a time waster in life.

      A perfect example of who not to be anything like.

      Step your game up kidda…or…you’ll get to the end and have nothing and nobody left but regret.

      You show all the signs of a bitter…twisted person…so…imagine how bad you’re going to be in another 20/30 years.

      It spreads if you don’t change it you know.

      You aren’t in a good place…you…don’t like yourself…and…you’re trying to take it out on others.

      Again…no matter what you said in return…I’d be right…which to anybody who understands the brain and body…is quite obvious.

      You chose the wrong guy here to try come at😂

      You’ve come on a professionals blog…that stands for nothing but positivity…and…been the only person in YEARS to be negative…in a unnecessary way.

      Literally…nothing you could write back could stop you looking a complete twat now I’ve said all this 😂😂😂

      I’ve just killed your whole character off…in one comment.

      Your childish pathetic actions have shown you up to the nth degree 😂😂😂😂

      The best????

      You thought you were so clever commenting but sold yourself your own poison without even realising 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 👌👌👌👌👌

      Mr Cleaver 1……..Army wife….0 ✌️❤️

      Have the best day ever!

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