Rehabilitate Self Through Walking

9 04 2010

Marc from Mirror Athlete stops during his 10mile walk.  See  (www.daretowalk.com) and (www.mirrorathlete.com)  current stories/projects to show you how he went from being confined to bed and wheelchair after surgeries back to health.

It took him approximately 3 years to go from 1block to 18mile (best walk). Doctor’s had left him with prescriptions, handicap placard, stay off feet advicement. His mobility aids of choice : Wheelchair, walker, canes. There was no instruction on rehabilitation to get back what he had lost; other than self advocation for more physical therapy and specialist referals. In other words, it was all up to him to find the motivation, strength and applied knowledge to progress to where he is today. Marc had one knowledge based benefit most don’t have… An undergraduate degree in Exercise Science that he used to apply in order to rehabilitate himself.

Marc specializes in fitness, general health, wellness, nutrition and pain management. See his websites: Through his project hub:  At Mirror Athlete.biz 

Also you can follow mirrrorathlete or daretowalk on twitter. You can also sign up as a Face Book fan and follow Mirror Athlete Enterprises through Facebook. Please chime in on discussions if you have time to contribute.   Share your rehabilitative stories, your walking and active movement exercise activity success.  Send your video links to the Facebook discussion room under an applicable health category so we can post videos here as we do at YouTube (mirrorathlete). In this way we share and outreach to millions that are suffering in unnecessary pain. We welcome your support and success stories for the sake of others that need your inspiration and motivation. Good Health to you and your families!

Author:  Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET2009 Copyright.  All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Publishing @: http://www.mirrorathlete.com,  Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.





Unexplained Pain Disorders Commonly Diagnosed as Fibromyalgia

8 04 2010

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Unexplained pain disorder diagnosis is commonly & medically transcribed “characteristic of fibromyalgia pain.” However, the worse thing about unexplained pain depression is not knowing where the pain disorder originates and how to effectively alleviate, or remove the pain. So we seek medical help to resolve our pain disorder issues commonly treated with strong “mental health” prescription drugs.

In this case, instead of “status quo” pychosomatic (mind-to-body) pain connection; a “not so well known” reversal of “undiagnosed (not medically substantiated)” neurological soft tissue damage creates the opposite pain pathology… In which physical pain can cause great depression effecting mental health. This my friends is much harder for medical specialist to diagnose and agree upon actual causes of any particular “unsubtantiated pain disorder(s).” And in many cases, unexplained physical pain disorders are now receiving a fibromyalgia diagnosis which is an easy out for much of our medical community; good for the pharmaceutical companies and horrible for these unique pain disorder outpatients.

In otherwords, it’s much easier “in many cases, not all” for physicians to prescribe psycotropic drugs for mental health conditions believed to be the cause of physical pain (mind-body neurological pathology connection). But when unsubstantiated physical acute pain becomes chronic… Much pain depression occurs from the body-mind connection pathology. This in turn causes depression of the mind originating from the body (non diagnosed origin).

In many of those suffering from physical pain seek pain alleviation to no avail because the pain never originated from a mental health cause pathology problem. Now if this undiagnosed physical problem continues on too long without the necessary intervention; a mental health ill-health condition begins to surface, then “can cause” phycosomatic health issues. The bottom line… substantiated pain origins must be determined to not worsen encompassing health issues in these unique outpatient situations.

This is a whole different ballgame for which our HMO’s don’t handle well. I know this from personal experience. I know our medical community has the technology to provide appropriate diagnosis in many pain disorder cases. However, HMO specialist disagree all to often and always seem to subjectively diagnose, label and prescribe medications all too often that are not effective and potentially cause further harm to patients. Once given a “labeled” diagnosis through subjectivity makes it very hard for some patience to receive further appropriate and timely referals; and other necessary help, i.e., further safe/healthy treatment, state services, e.g., Financial disability assistance, etc.

Tell your story in the comments section about your pain depression, fibromyalgia experiences/connection, disability support, or lack thereof so we can help steer each other to pain free bodies and minds. If interested in a fresh chronic pain forum to discuss this issue in our Face Book Discussion room.  Simply visit Mirror Athlete Enterprises Discussion Room.  Begin chimming in on health matters of importance while looking for solutions and shared experiences.  You can also create your own topics of discussion in this room that matter to you and your family.  Pain management is the topic category.

Author:  Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET2010 Copyright.  All rights reserved, Mirror Athlete Publishing @: http://www.mirrorathlete.com,  Sign up for your Free eNewsletter.