About Listening To A Noisy Body

20 Jul

I know pain is a signal, and we´re supposed to listen to it and act on it to stay healthy. But it´s not always that simple.

Imagine a classroom where everybody´s talking and shouting, and you can´t make out a single word of what is being said. I think it´s the same thing with your body: you can´t listen to the signals if there are too many signals. (When that happens, maybe you need a severe teacher who screams “SILENCE”. and then throws in a punishment. I guess that´s what migraine does.)

But even when most of the children in that class are quiet, there are some kids who are always talking. And you´re so used to it that you don´t even realise anymore. Until you walk past someone else´s classroom and notice the perfect silence. That´s what happened to me when I read the sentence “You´re back is not supposed to hurt”. I asked my husband: does you back hurt? He said: no. And I said: you mean, like, never? You don´t feel your back when you get up in the morning or swing your upper body? And he said: no, of course not.

Aha.

Time to start taking the noisy kids seriously.

 

 

5 Responses to “About Listening To A Noisy Body”

  1. canxatard July 20, 2018 at 13:27 #

    Join the club! Heb je dit toevallig van Coby Langford (Soothe Clinic)? Want zij zegt dit ook. Haar uitleg over chronische rugpijn is zeer aannemelijk en ze heeft een intensief oefenprogramma (dat ik nu aan het volgen ben).

    • Kathleen July 20, 2018 at 13:39 #

      Nee, ik heb het helemaal zelf uitgevonden 🙂
      Interessant, die ga ik opzoeken!!
      Ben ook nog een manier aan het verzinnen om Yoga met Adriene te doen, want hier voor de tv/computer is praktisch nogal moeilijk…

      • canxatard July 20, 2018 at 13:41 #

        Ik bedoelde die zin: “You´re back is not supposed to hurt.”

      • Kathleen July 20, 2018 at 13:44 #

        Aaah 😀
        Ik weet niet meer van waar dat komt, is al even geleden…
        Heb me alvast ingeschreven bij Coby Langford!

      • canxatard July 20, 2018 at 13:48 #

        Heeft ook geen belang. Coby en Adriene zijn nu mijn vriendinnen en komen dagelijks langs. Adriene is de leukste, maar Coby is rugspecialiste. Veel plezier en veel succes ermee!

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