Every few days Ben's knees started hurting so he would walk upright for that day. He would put ice on them and take some Tylenol, that always fixed it. Then back to the knees. He has been using his knee strategy for a few years and it's working out great. A great conversation starter.
It's too bad, Ben's knees are going to deteriorate and he is oblivious. Knees are not made to work that way.
I used this fictitious little story to help you get a glimpse into my world. I see people abusing their bodies everyday. I tell these real life "Bens" to "walk on their feet" but they are just fine taking a Tylenol every morning to "fix the problem".
Most spinal problems never have to be. With early education and proper maintenance, your spine should easily last 100 years. Unfortunately preventative maintenance of the spine is often lacking in our symptom based world.
So the next time you see someone "walking on their knees":
- Bad posture
- Lifting with their legs
- Talking a Tylenol or other pain medication for pain that keeps coming back
Have a great weekend,