Friday, February 1, 2008

What a Pain in the Neck

this pain in the neck is becoming. I've struggled for the last five months or so with a recurring tightness/pain in my neck all the way to my shoulder. When it first showed up, Brad instructed me on some Z Health movements to alleviate the pain. It worked fantastically.

When I trained with Brad in December, he had me work on my eye positioning, torso rotation, and head positioning during Z. He's also been working with me on my head position during training. I also need to keep my head pulled back when working at the computer.

Z has completely changed the way my body feels and functions. I move like an athlete now, or at least better than I used to. It's extremely frustrating for me to find the Z not helping now with my neck pain when it did in the past. I'm not giving up, though!

I went to the chiro yesterday and got my neck put back in place. I've been applying heat and my husband has been doing some massage. I get my regular professional massage next week. Can't wait!!!

Is it possible that this ball of tension in my body is neurological stress isolated in one spot? I've had a lot of crap to deal with lately and I wonder if my body isn't putting it in my neck instead of my digestive track or my heart or somewhere else. Perhaps I need to work through the issues causing me stress so I can heal. How's that for mind-body connection!!

In the meantime, training is painful and pretty much out-of-the-question. This just gets me riled because I want to make more strength gains and practice my KB techniques. The RKC is less than 100 days away. Yikes!!

I may just have to give in to reason and take another week off - totally off. I'm going to talk to Brad later to hear his opinion. Help me oh wise one!!!

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