Many people with chronic pain have become stuck in the mud. These people have often been in pain for years and have tried many things, but just haven't gotten the pain to go away and often it's become worse. They've been to doctors, pain specialists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and other experts and often come out the other side with the diagnosis of "chronic pain" and nothing really to do about it. Sure they might have some pain medication to help them feel better, and might still be going to regular physical therapy or massage therapy appointments which give a little short term relief, but they are not getting better, they are just managing the pain. They are stuck in the mud.
You might say: "It's chronic pain. I've tried everything and none of it worked. There's nothing else I can do. I just have to live with it."
Or have been told by your doctor, "At our age, everyone has some type of chronic pain. For me it's my knees, they're both shot. You have a bad back. We just have to learn to live with it."
I don't believe that though. I believe there is always something you can do to improve, get better, and decrease your pain. I even believe many, if not most, of you can eliminate your pain. The Egoscue Method of Postural Alignment Therapy was founded by Pete Egoscue when he was in the same situation as you. He had been told there was nothing he could do about his pain and he'd just have to learn to live with it. He was a young 22 year-old Marine at the time and refused to give in to that idea. Pete Egoscue refused to stay stuck in the mud and found a way to free himself.
If you are in chronic pain and find yourself stuck in the mud, but want to become pain free, I believe you must do 3 things. I came up with these three things over 12 years ago and thousands of people have followed my advice and freed themselves from the mud of chronic pain and returned to a pain free and active life. Click the link below and I hope it helps you get out of the mud and back to living a full life.