My neck brace makes me hot and sweaty and reminds me of my mortality. As a means of escape, I listed 20 Reasons I Love My Neck Brace.
I broke my neck at the end of June. Whenever I see friends and family, they ask, “How’s your neck healing?” Honestly, I have no idea. Here’s what I do know.
Having a broken neck hasn’t been fun. Instead of complaining, I turn to yoga and set a daily intention. Each day, I tell myself to embrace healing.
Despite our best efforts, we will get injured. It is then up to us to learn how to modify after an injury. These modifications will help us get stronger.
Recently, I wrote about how to modify your workout so that you can create a road to recovery workout. Now, here’s a video of what I’m doing to modify.
I saw my neurosurgeon (hopefully, for the last time), and he told me I was free to start living life without my neck brace, my very elaborate necklace.
After I broke my neck, my doctor told me that I could only walk. I knew I would miss yoga, but what I missed most about yoga will surprise you.
Tom Petty told me, “The waiting is the hardest part.” I thought he meant the healing process, but maybe he meant the cervical rehabilitation process.
I broke my neck, wore a collar for three months, then was released with no physical therapy. I turned to acupuncture for cervical spine therapy.
Dry needling is a technique that physical therapists use to relive pain and tightness. The therapist places a plain needle without medicine, a “dry” needle, through your skin and into a specific area of your muscle.
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