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      AvatarPauric Deery
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      Hi folks, I have 3 bulging discs in my neck and recently had steroid injections that dont seem to have done very much for it. I have been following mobilitywod for years and have all your books. I’ve had these problems for years but they have become more frequent and intense over the past few years and I’ve been off work for the last 6 months (police officer in Ireland) as there are a lot of days where I’m in extreme pain. I do about an hour of rolling etc most days and it gives temporary relief.

      My problem seems to be that the relief is very temporary and im usually back to square one the following day and in a lot of pain, can barely walk etc. Everything hurts from my feet right up to my head. I can never seem to get any kind of advancement. I’ve been to physios, chiropractors etc and again I only ever get temporary relief.

      Ive always been active in martial arts, kitesurfing, triathlon and surfing but I cant do anything for the last 6 months except for the occasional surf which I pay dearly for. Can you recommend me where to maybe start from scratch for a whole body routine etc. Its all starting to become unbearable at this stage.

      Thanks
      Pauric

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      Michael AlzheimerMichael Alzheimer
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      Hey Pauric!

      Do you have any specific areas that are causing you the most grief or issues? You can search the Virtual Mobility coach tab (https://thereadystate.com/virtual-mobility-coach/) to search by area where you are experiencing the most pain. I would try and prioritize what issues are limiting you the most first before trying to attack everything at once.

      You have always be an active individual so with these windows of relief you are finding with these routines trying incorporating any activity you can, even if it’s just walking. Trying building up your base of tolerable activity gradually. Its important to take a whack at these issues yourself but if you are still not finding success on your own its going to be worth taking the time to find a practitioner that can partner with you to address your issues.

      Cheers,
      Mike

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      Kaitlin LyonsKaitlin Lyons
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      Pauric,
      You don’t need to correct everything at once. Working on the whole body at once can be overwhelming. A mobility routine needs to be sustainable a long routine may not be as effective. More is not always better. Goal is a dose and a response.
      This situation didn’t happen in a day so its going to take time to improve. Stay consistent, and keep chipping away at it.

      If you are working on things and not seeing lasting change it is time to take a new approach.
      Pro Episode # 21 – Pro-User Request Friday: Not Seeing The Change? You Need a Systems Approach

      Prioritize trunk (spine) first then move to the big engines of the hip and shoulder.

      For the time being look at this work as your workout, however keep moving each day.
      Get the other aspects of everyday life in check sleep, hydration, nutrition, if you sit for extended periods of time take breaks and do a short mobilization throughout the day.

      Some basics on doing work:
      1. Stay on a tissue until you make change or until you stop making change.
      2. If you aren’t able to breathe you are working too deep.
      3. Muscles under tension don’t open up.

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