Back pain epidemic
The Alexander technique has proven effective in back, neck, shoulder and joint-related pain. Back specialists and orthopaedic surgeons openly admit that often the cause of back pain is still a mystery, and after surgery, many people suffer even greater discomfort. The same can be said about neck and shoulder problems, arthritis or headaches. Many people carry on for years with unnecessary pain, feeling that nothing can be done for them. The Alexander Technique reveals the cause and remedy of a wide variety of physical pain.
The underlying cause of many of these problems can be found when we consider our posture (*) and the way we use our body while performing even the simplest of tasks: pain is simply the body’s warning system trying to tell us that something is going wrong. Yet, when it comes to pain many people today are trying to eliminate pain without investigating what is causing it in the first place. This is the main reason why pain becomes chronic, recurring again and again.
The Alexander Technique can help to identify the root causes of pain and then educates a person to sit, stand and move in new ways such that the body is not under continual stress.