Do we need to rethink injury treatment?
Lower back pain is usually a result of not expressing our aggression/frustration. Not saying stop when its enough. Holding back our rage, our biological vitality is painful.
For several years Tiger Woods has suffered from lower back pain. His medical doctors have been helpless in treating him. They made him addicted to pain killers and other drugs. The lower back pain and side effects of treatment are still bothering him.
Why is it so?.
To me, this has a simple answer. The biomedical model of contemporary medicine eliminates experiences/emotions as important in understanding the development of health.
Human experiences are not only absent from sports medicine, but it is also in fact explicitly eliminated by the mathematical analyses performed during assembly of evidence.
For sports medicine, Tiger Woods symptoms come out of the blue.
Sports injury is a complex emergent phenomenon and needs to be seen through a ‘lens of complexity’. Current research methods based on unidirectional and analytical approaches neglect the multifactorial and complex conditions for sports injuries emergence.
“Humans forms a biological system with an inherent capability to adapt to changes. This is also where the complexity lies, as large inter-individual differences may arise as to how humans respond to changes”
Risk factors and their interactions are often unknown and the direct relationship with the injury is weak or even non-existent.
In contrast to reductionism, a complex systems theory is a field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the systems collective behaviors
Can there be a simple answer to the roots of Tiger Woods back pain?
Sometimes emotions are saturated in our biology as reoccurring pain and injuries in different parts of our body.
If we take into consideration that experiences/emotional response can lead to lower back pain. What kind of emotional response can lead to lower back pain?
From my tradition, we see that suppressed rage and anger mainly expresses itself as reoccurring pain in the lower back. Just feel when you get angry how lower back and belly tightens. (We can also hold back rage by tightening almost the entire body, but especially the lower back).
At an early stage, it can easily be transformed/released with Vegetative training. This we have done for more than 60 years but very few knows., Using the organism self-regulation movements and the optimal position for self-regulation.
Even now after several years with wrong treatment Vegetative training will help him a lot to build up a new healthy organism on all levels. Remove the underlying structures that keeps the symptoms going.
Tiger Woods is not alone being wrongly treated. The footballer Frank Ribery was out for several months. Luckily his French doctor told him to take 8 weeks off and let self-healing take its time. Tiger Woods was not this lucky.
Now I hope Tiger Woods will get enough time so the organism can heal itself.