Hi, I’m Sarah Morgan and this blog is about how you can try to manage your back and neck pain/spasms. Having over 25 years of experience of many different back and neck pain therapies I can give a unique insight into what it can be like to be a back and neck pain sufferer/patient in the UK and the US. Through that experience I can suggest to you what has been effective and what has not!
This journey will be yours and I hope you will start very soon to take the first steps forward. Whether you are in your late teens or a busy adult or maybe a retired person I aim to give you some tools that can help you to start to look after yourself. These tools could mean you can be free to enjoy less pain and more freedom without having to continually go back to the practitioners office quite so often!
This blog is less about my journey through the maze of therapies for back and neck pain, more about using that experience to suggest to you what could actually help. This will enable you to avoid the inevitable waste of time and money on things that have the potential of little benefit.
Back and neck pain, however is very individual so my experiences and yours can be different. It’s all about trying things out carefully and slowly – learning about how your body responds to things. If you have found any of the therapies helpful that I haven’t, then fantastic! If it means you can manage your own back problems, even better!! If you still have to go back for treatment, time after time then please look over this blog. As with all things new – chat to your doctor before attempting anything on this blog if you are concerned. Your body is ultimately your responsibility!
I hope you will enjoy getting to know your back and how it responds. My aim is to give you knowledge and therefore power to help you in your every day life.
Having said this blog isn’t a journey about me, I am still at what I consider to be the initial stages of my recovery from 25 years of pain – the last 3 years have been an incredible leap forward and I will use those experiences in this blog to suggest things as well as update you on what I find helpful or not in my continual recovery as time goes on!
(Sarah does not have a medical background so it is emphasised that her blog is the result of her experiences and listening to others only. Before doing any of the suggestions contained in her blog, check with your doctor if you have any concerns on how they may affect you)
‘As long as you are going forward…two steps forward, maybe one back, the trend is in the right direction – be quietly hopeful!’