Following on from an earlier discussion about her journey to coming pain-free after years of persisting sciatica, Claire tells Evie more about what she has learned and the strategies she has used to overcome her pain.
In this video, Claire talks about three major “pieces of the puzzle” that helped her become pain-free
- Understanding fear-avoidance
- Addressing muscle tension using relaxation
- Remembering what it was like to be pain-free in her childhood and young adult years, before her onset of sciatica
Claire’s understanding of how and why her pain resolved has evolved over time as she has learned more about the condition.
Many people with back pain, and indeed many clinicians trying to help them, have a lot to learn from listening to Claire’s story.