Sunday, July 7, 2019

41st Anniversary

Grateful for all the lessons I’ve learned and yet have to learn....
Celebrating life on the 41st Anniversary of my MVA- 18-wheeler vs Honda CB750 in Varberg, Sweden 🇸🇪 
It has taught me life is not always dandy, but the victories after overcoming are sweet. It isn’t always about finishing first!It is about learning to see value in pain, struggles, obstacles....
Knowing life is beautiful, regardless of how dim a snapshot might look. 
Thanks to God, I gained true purpose and gratitude🙏
I’m thankful for all the kind people along the way, that kept believing in me and have blessed me with their wonderful support along the way🙌
Adage to the words God whispered to me, when still recovering from my injuries: “What if you can learn this art (PhysicalTherapy) and give back to the world, what has been given to you.”




















Friday, March 29, 2019

Pain

Seek to learn from it, treat the cause rather than the symptoms. 
Ask for help.
Quick Fix will turn out to be a Myth!



Sunday, March 10, 2019

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Disc Bulges don’t necessarily cause pain..

💥Disc Bulges💥
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☠️ Having a disc bulge is not a death sentence
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1) Disc Bulges can heal
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2) Disc Bulges are more prevalent as we age, many times in people with NO PAIN
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🤯Check out the chart in this graphic, which shows the percentage of people in different age groups who have disc bulges shown on MRI but do not suffer from pain or dysfunction
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📚 The review from which this data emerged looked at imaging studies between 1946 to 2014, reporting imaging findings for 3110 asymptomatic individuals (in addition to symptomatic individuals)
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💥Conclusions?
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💯 It looks as though disc bulges are more highly correlated with NORMAL AGING than with pathology/dysfunction
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📌And yes, there are times when a disc bulge may contribute to a person's pain experience, but many times this is not the case
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👨🏻As the authors of this study summarized:
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"Imaging findings of spine degeneration are present in high proportions of asymptomatic individuals, increasing with age. Many imaging-based degenerative features are likely part of normal aging and unassociated with pain. These imaging findings must be interpreted in the context of the patient's clinical condition."
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💯Credit to Physio Based Medicine for inspiring this post 🙏🏼.
📚 Brinjikji et al (2015), Systematic Literature Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sencha Fukamushi



My first experience with this absolute delicious green tea, 
Sencha Fukamushi from @hibiki_an 🇯🇵
Ordered the “Lefty” Kyusu (teapot) and the tea-glass is an invention of my oldest brother Berry 🇸🇪. Berry has long studied diffident kinds of green and black tea from Japan, China and South-America. His unique tea-glass allows you to hold it without burning your hands. Essentially it is a two-part glass, fused together. This Sencha Fukamushi tea is a delight for the nose and taste buds alike. 
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