Have you felt the crippling effects of back pain? I lost my career in the Army because of it. Getting a grip of your injuries before they happen is the key to longevity and career success. Listen and read on to find out my pain reduction strategies.
It’s Called Chronic Pain
Being constantly in pain is not weakness constantly leaving the body. It’s called chronic pain and I was in a lot of it. IT SUCKED.
I found that the only way to fix it was through a ton of training and exercise NOT with pills and a prayer. I built my entire business around it and you can find out more about why in my inaugural blog post here. My book, The Nimble Warrior, was the first logical step to helping other soldiers, like myself, prevent common injuries like herniations and patellar femoral syndrome from happening. The intent was for it to be just a few page pdf file. One thing lead to another and out of nothing came a guide to learning how to move better and in less pain.
What Injuries & Chronic Pain Can Do To You
Here’s why sorting out your chronic pain and preventing it in the first place makes A LOT of sense:
- The average reported reduction in work productivity ranged from 2.4 hours (±5.6) per week for adults with joint chronic pain to 9.8 hours (±11.1) per week for adults with multisite chronic pain.
- A more limited ankle dorsiflexion range of motion increases the risk of developing achilles tendonitis among military recruits taking part in intensive physical training.
- Approximately 60% of all military medical releases are musculoskeletal injuries.
- People with chronic pain are three times more likely to develop depression and anxiety than those without chronic pain.
- Patients with moderate pain pay $4,516 more in annual health care costs than those with no pain.
- Exercise can reduce pain sensitivity by 60%.
How To Get Out Of The Pain Cave
Train Hard, Fight Easy
Dave is a retired infantry officer and Afghanistan war veteran. He’s the creator of the HRD2KILL training programs that were built on the principles that got him from not being able to get out of bed to competing in the Crossfit Open, Spartan Races and the Montreal Gaelic Athletics Association. You can find more mobility based exercises in his new book, “The Nimble Warrior”, now available or tune into his new HRD2KILL Podcast