Most people aren’t willing to do these things to get out of pain, and they’re not what you think.



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If you’ve been in pain for a while, you’ve likely said this to yourself, “I would do anything to get out of pain.”

You might have said that when you had to turn down an invitation to do something with a friend because you knew you’d pay for it for a week afterward.

Maybe you said it when you had to “take a break” from washing your hair because your shoulder was hurting. 

Or maybe, it was when you told your child they couldn’t ride on your shoulders because it’s too painful on your neck.

When you said it, what did you think “anything” was?

Did your thoughts go to getting an invasive surgery that would leave you laid up for months, but you knew freedom was on the other side of the suffering?

Did you think about uncovering some forgotten breathwork and exercise program that was hidden away by Buddhist monks centuries ago?

In other words, did you think about having to do something BIG?

No one would fault you if you did. Most people do that when they’re in pain, especially if they’ve been in pain for a long time. 

It feels like you’ve exhausted all of your options, and so if you’re ever getting out of pain, it will require something miraculous that neither modern medicine nor society can comprehend. 

We have good news and bad news. 

The bad news is that if you’re looking for something supernatural, you’re unlikely to find it; if you do, let us know. 

The good news is that you don’t need forgotten and forbidden wisdom to get out of pain, and surgery doesn’t have to be the next step. 

Let’s go back to the original statement, “I would do anything to get out of pain.”

Are you willing to:

  • Walk at least 5,000 steps daily

  • Prioritize sleep over entertainment and get 7-9 hours of it nightly

  • Eat a diet with enough protein and micronutrients to optimize healing

  • Stick to an active rehab program for months despite setbacks

  • Manage your stress with consistency and empathy

Most people look at that list, and it’s easy to say yes to one or two of them, but all of them… that feels like it’s not worth it, so they say no. 

Maybe that’s you. Maybe you’re thinking it’s not worth it to do those things. 

But you just said you would do anything to get out of pain, remember?

Where’s the disconnect?

The knee-jerk reaction for most people is to look at themselves in the mirror with disdain and assume it’s because they’re too lazy. 

That’s what the fitness industry has been telling everyone for decades…

“If you don’t achieve your goal, you didn’t want it bad enough.”

That statement is inaccurate.

The truth is that it’s hard for most people to do those things because they don’t recognize what’s at stake if they don’t do them.

They don’t believe they will work because they’ve been in pain for so long it seems impossible that the solution could be so simple. 

The big kicker; doing them all consistently enough to create a new lifestyle that supports pain-free living feels utterly overwhelming. 

It doesn’t have to. 

Pick one thing from the list, just one, and do it until you feel like your life would be incomplete if you stopped. 

Then pick a second and repeat the process. 

The thing that makes the journey difficult is the uncertainty along the way. 

Should you start with exercise or sleep?

How much pain is too much?

Am I doing more harm than good if I push through the pain?

You don’t have to do it alone; we can help.

Personalized programming is a small piece of what we do. 

The bulk of working with an Rx Professional is centered around helping you build a lifestyle that gets and keeps you out of pain for good. 

If that’s what you’re looking for, and if you’ve read this far, it likely is, click the link below to schedule a discovery call to see if working with us is a good fit for you.

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