Says 211 – Inflammation – A medical mystery – Why?

211-back-injuryAfter my month off to let my Body heal, I began to notice a difference in my Body, although I still had all the aches and pains. My insurance covered my Chiropractic treatments until 2016 June, but my Massage treatments were denied and cut off in March. I felt I needed massage to continue my healing process, so I paid for them personally until June, when the Chiro treatments ended. I then decided to take the summer off, dealing with my physical issues as best I could.

By the end of August, I realized that I was at a standstill. The five months of physio and 18 months of chiro and massage had not helped me get back to the normal pain free life I had before the accident. Even though I had given my Body a month to heal, that wasn’t enough. In hindsight, I felt that the aggressive Physio and massage treatments, and my own ignorance in believing and doing what the so-called medical professionals were saying had contributed to my injuries, not healed them, as I still had inflammation and pain. I decided that I needed to find what I was missing and to try something new.

It was then that I happened to stumble upon a Chiropractor giving computer based thermal imaging assessments on people that had back and neck issues. I was interested to see and hear what he had to share about my issues and was impressed by how he identified the painful areas in my spine by the amount of inflammation present. While I had been aware a few months ago that I hadn’t given my Body time to heal, it never dawned on me at the time that the real issue inflammation. I also wasn’t aware of what inflammation really was. Here is the medical definition of inflammation  

211-inflamationIt wasn’t until a couple of weeks ago that I realized that the so-called medical profession simplifies and puts down inflammation as if it’s a side-effect and nuisance, something to get rid of,  yet it’s a KEY factor in the Bodies attempt and ability to heal itself.  While “they” are aware of the presence of inflammation, they haven’t a clue as to what causes the Body to respond and create inflammation, other than it’s related to some other disease or injury that they are also are ignorant to its cause and its natural healing process.

Inflammation: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

<quote> Inflammation is the body’s attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens – and begin the healing process.<end quote>

211-inflammatiionAnd there is this medical doublespeak definition of Inflammation.

<quote> Inflammation does not mean infection, even when an infection causes inflammation. Infection is caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus, while inflammation is the body’s response to it. <end quote>

Of course the common medical answer to treating inflammation is… you guessed it… DRUGS.  Pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs actually suppress the Body’s ability to heal itself and instead, create a false sense of healing which actually makes natural healing to take longer.  Pain killer drugs        Anti-inflammatory drugs

Says 210 – The journey to feel and heal my Body

says-210 drugsI previously mentioned in post 208, that I have begun working on healing another aspect of me, my Body. I’m not going to into all the trials and tribulations that I’ve gone through since my motor vehicle accident, but I will try to share what I’m going through as of now and the insights I am getting in this journey. One thing that I’ve noticed is that I have as much confidence in the various physical based medical professions in healing the various aspects of the Physical Body as I do with psychiatrists and psychologists in healing the Emotional Body, which, on a scale of 1 to 10, is a 1. In most cases they are fixated on treating the symptoms and not in finding and healing the underlying cause of the illness or injury.  In the case of Psychiatry, it’s the use of drugs or cognitive therapy, and for physical issues, it’s the use of drugs (pain management) or surgery.  Common medical theme for both… DRUGS.

says-210 soft_tissue_injuryAfter the car accident, I suffered a concussion, hearing loss, and massive soft tissue injuries to my neck, arms, shoulders, back, and legs. After 5 months of physio – therapy that almost left me crippled and months of chiropractic treatments and pressure point massages that only offered me short term relief, I was left to my own resources. It was almost 15 months after the accident, and after reading up on bone fractures and the “unknown” fact that they healed quicker than soft tissue damage, that the proverbial light came on, and I realized what the medical problem was, and why my Body wasn’t healing.

With a fracture, the injured part is immobilized for 6 – 8 weeks and then, and only then, do they begin the “gradual” increase in range of motion, flexibility and strength exercises. Dumbass medical professionals think that because there is nothing broken and you, “look ok,” that you should just into doing range of motion, flexibility and strength exercises all at once, and to go for it, with the idiotic no pain no gain attitude. That was the worst thing I could do as my body had numerous torn, stretched and compressed discs, ligaments, cartridge, tendons and muscles that had inflammation and needed time to heal and recover, not suffer more abuse.  Keyword – Inflammation. I then took a month off from doing any form of exercise just to let my Body begin to heal, but I did carry on with Chiro and the new deep tissue massage that I was recently getting from another RMT.

I should mention that I refused to take any pain killers and antibiotics as I have severe reactions and side effects to prescription and OTC drugs. It also doesn’t make sense to hide or dull the pain, and then go out and do something foolish and injury yourself even more because your Mind is numb to your Body’s pain.

To be continued…