Moreover, my left shoulder blade has popped and hurt for 20 years as well. For years when I used Nautilus machines, I could never do the vertical fly for my chest because that left shoulder was too messed up. Now I can do that exercise and move my shoulders around no problem. So here's the kicker with Brain Highways...
The physical aspects of creeping have built up my neck and shoulders tremendously! I posted the picture of my back muscles on the 12th of September. All of that creeping (7 weeks now) has created such a strong back and neck that I no longer feel the same problems I had when I used to sit at my computer to type. It's truly amazing. Additionally, the way I move my legs when I creep has helped to loosen the hip joints. I still have a long way to go for my hips to open up, but creeping is helping with that. Now, of course, my Bikram yoga is also helping to open my hips (they hurt horribly right now because they are getting better).
When I crawl, I feel pain in my right wrist and in my left knee. It isn't so painful that I can't crawl, but it's quite noticable. Again, intuitively, I believe that the crawling is working on some fundamental level to repair some problems that have likely been with me my entire life. In Brain Highways, the argument is that the various primitive reflexes affect muscle tone, especially postural issues. This seems spot on to me. The creeping and crawling are building major muscle tone in ways I would have never imagined, and because of that, lessening my pain on a different level than just mentally. It is awesome!
Finally, my own personal opinion is that some people who have been told they have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (a horrible label the U.S. government gave this chronic problem) and maybe even some diagnosed with Fibromyalgia may be dealing with a larger issue of brain disorganization. As I continue to work on my brain disorganization and continue to learn more about the brain, I will keep you posted on my thoughts about the link between CFS/FMS and brain disorganization. Imagine... 45 minutes a day of creeping and crawling may help some with these chronic illnesses get better. That would be a far better choice than all the pharmaceuticals, and definitely a better option than lying around all the time feeling absolutely miserable. I know because I was there. CFS and FMS are REAL problems, and we (as a society) need to figure out what is causing them so more people can feel better. Below I've uploaded my latest creeping and crawling video. As ridiculous as it may look, it works. Plain and simple.