My Story: How Massage Gun Healed My Chronic Pain
Updated: Jun 4, 2020
When my back first began hurting I wasn’t at all concerned about it.
I had had plenty of simple muscle pains before due to excessive workouts and they all seemed to go away of their own, so why should this pain be any different? Fast forward one year and what had started as casual back pain had turned into a peculiar chronic pain which left me lose a lot of muscle (due to stopped working out).
The high-spirited, active person I had been throughout my mid twenties felt like someone I didn’t know. I found myself unable to walk further than 25 meters at a time, to go down stairs, or perform many of the basic activities of daily living without significant pain and fatigue. I couldn’t sleep properly.
I tried numerous forms of deep tissue massage but to no avail. The result? Bank balance – 0, pain syndrome – 4. I spent a lot of money and time and didn’t get any better.
A friend which is a gym coach introduced me to a massage gun which I did try as soon as he showed it to me. He tried the gun on my back, whilst proudly telling me about the stories of some of his client before. And let me tell you, it is AMAZING. It definitely works out knots and sore muscles. I tried working out again after a week of using it and the next day my body felt so much better! Anyone who works out knows how sore your next few can be. Not this time. My recovery was very fast! Game changer! I have been telling all my friends and even let them try this gun.
The rest, as they say, is history. These days I consider myself thoroughly cured of chronic back pain. I still get the occasional twinge of pain which goes away rapidly after using the massage gun. I often experience a feeling of amazement and skepticism at how much my fitness life has changed just solely using a massage gun.
Anyway, after spending periods of months in distress that I would have back pain for the rest of my life and will never get back to my CrossFit exercises, I feel extremely thankful to have my health back.
Hawaii, United States