Taking your health into your own hands may not be the easiest route, but it is the most rewarding as you learn that you have more power over the things that seemingly plague you than you once thought.

When it comes to low back pain solutions range from over the counter drugs, to PT/ acupuncture / massage, all the way to surgeries and nerve blocks. In my experience, none of these solutions work because they don’t get to the root of the problem.

Check out these photos of a man who recently came to see me for long standing low back pain:

In the photo on the left notice how his right hip is higher than his left, and his spine leans to the left. If you look closely you might also be able to see that his left shoulder is rotated in front of his right shoulder.

In my opinion, all of these imbalances needed to be addressed, which we did. As you can see in the photo on the right, his hips, spine, and shoulders are all in a much better position.

After 5 weeks of following the exercises I gave him his lower back pain reduced by about 80%.

Here’s what he has to say about his experiences in going through this therapy process:

“After 10+ years, numerous visits to chiropractors, doctors, physical therapy, MRIs, and appointments with neurosurgeons at one of the top hospitals in the world, no one was able to tell me why I was experiencing chronic pain in my lower back.  I couldn’t sit for any length of time without my back lighting up, which was torture since I have a mostly sedentary job.  I felt like I had tried every possible remedy and was rapidly losing hope.  Over the years, I conducted research online and read countless articles, and followed their advice to no avail.  One day, I happened upon an article written by Maryann dealing with mobility issues.  Her approach piqued my interest, and I continued reading the numerous articles that she has written.  Convinced that she knew her stuff, I booked an appointment with her over Skype. 

After about 5 weeks of following the menus that Maryann crafted for me, my lower back pain had reduced by about 80%.  4 months later, I am able to sit comfortably for long stretches, as long as I mind my posture and sit correctly, which I learned how to do from Maryann.  I am not completely pain free, but the improvement has been dramatic to say the least.

I very much enjoyed the Realign process as it allows you to take control of your situation, you get out what you put in.  As a Civil Engineer, I understand how mechanics work, and the body is no different.  “Muscles tell bones what to do” she often told me, and her advice always reflected her immense understanding of how the human body works.  Performing the “e-cises” that Maryann prescribed felt good, and I could almost always feel improvement immediately after each daily menu.  It was so much better than being given pills and shots with no end in sight.

Maryann has given me the tools I need to keep myself out of pain and continue to improve as I journey on towards my goal of being completely pain free.  I would urge anyone out there that is struggling with chronic pain to give this a try, it is the only thing that has been effective for me and I know it will continue to be as long as I continue to do my part.  Thank you Maryann!!​​​​​​​”

If you have questions or comments feel free to contact me at maryann@realigntherapy.com.