For David with the knee injury, who I wrote about last time, but also for Inger with functional disorders, for Per with arthritis in the lower back, or for Arendse with chronic headaches – their situation is particularly personal.
Each of their personal stories is both the exact explanation for, and also the solution to their challenges with pain and injuries. There are as many versions of knee injuries, functional disorders, arthritis of the back and headaches, as there are people with these injuries. Of course, the knee injury may be in the same place and triggered from the same situation in hundreds of thousands of people, but your personal history, lifestyle, personality and life circumstances make your injury special and that is part of the solution to the problem.
These four anonymized people in this introduction are clients at my facility. They have chosen to pay for their own solutions because they have said no to prescribed medication, the possibility of surgery or to more of the preliminary useless investigation in the regular medical setting, which are otherwise the options they can choose from if they remain within the state funded healthcare system.
The knee operation can of course end well, but will it also end in a result that fits David’s lifestyle?
The many drugs Inger has been prescribed for her functional disorders are certainly not right for Inger – on the contrary, the drugs have made her situation worse, and now she wants to wean herself off them.
Per was content to be diagnosed, he thanked the doctor, and then he got to work himself. He found a trainer and is now active with an exercise programme. The alternative was to spend the spring bedridden, weak, medicated and upset by the long after-effects of serious back surgery.
Perhaps the outcome would have been good in the long run, but he has actually solved the problem himself by exercising, and he will continue to do so for the rest of his life.
Arendse didn’t have chronic headaches at all but a dislocated disc in her neck, which is now coming back into place with training, and the headaches are rare and not nearly as debilitating as before. The alternative for her would have been medication so powerful that she would have to take sick leave from her beloved job when the attacks came. Now she does her job and exercises for about 10-15 minutes every morning.
This is the best way to solve their problems. It requires a personal, caring, flexible environment with professionals with ambition and experience.
Of course it costs money to train with me, or other professionals like me, and there are plenty to choose from. But this cost is only a fraction of what the medical and hospital-based solutions will – both in the short-term cost of the solution, and in the long-term and preventative effects of that solution.
This is my firm professional opinion – that this personal approach is better for the individual and their quality of life, while at the same time saving the state a lot of money in expensive treatment, hospitalization and medication costs.