Best Treatment for Back Pain
To the Ladies at Pure Hot Bikram Yoga:
It has been a little over one year that I started attending Bikram Yoga. IT HAS BEEN A GOD-SEND!!! IT HAS ABSOLUTELY BEEN THE BEST TREATMENT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED FOR MY 20 PLUS YEARS OF CHRONIC BACK PAIN.
My past history consisted of over 20 years of daily back pain. I spent tens of thousands of dollars on chiropractors, orthopedic doctors, neuro-surgeons, physical therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc.. I went through de-compression treatments at two different times. I went through epi-dural injections. I went through psychological counseling. I saw chronic pain physicians, etc…
Finally in Sept. 2012 I went through surgery that a personal friend of mine; a neuro-surgeon, did for me. It did give me a pain relief for a period of time; however, he stated to me that it would limit my mobility and flexibility and was more of a short-term solution, but would certainly not alleviate my back concerns forever.
I then heard about Bikram Yoga from a friend of mine who is an orthopedic surgeon. I researched it and got all my questions answered and thought “Well..hell..I have nothing to lose to give it a try.” It was the best decision I have ever made in my life with the exception of choosing my wife Mary.
I have had some occasional back discomfort; however, nothing to the degree that I had over the past 20 plus years. The yoga has made me more flexible, more focused, and definitely I have seen the connection of mind and body as you constantly talk about.
However; what really makes Bikram Yoga enjoyable for me is the PEOPLE. The staff at Bikram Yoga are the absolute best. They truly CARE ABOUT WHAT THEY TEACH and want to help us, the students, in any way possible.
The words of wisdom and knowledge and the yogi stories they relate in class help “tie everything together” of what they teach. I am truly a better person both physically and mentally because of Bikram Yoga and the people that teach it.
THANK YOU ALL VERY, VERY MUCH AND I AM HOPEFUL TO BE THERE MANY, MANY YEARS!!
John W. Tabash, D.D.S., M.S.
P.S. Taryn I also did not want to leave you out…