Chronic pain can detract from your quality of life to such an extent that it leaves you unable to think about anything else. Because I have dealt with chronic pain myself since my early twenties I feel like I can relate to people in chronic pain. The Alexander Technique is not a therapy and is not a treatment for medical conditions. If, however, the pain you are suffering is at all caused by or exacerbated by misuse of your body, then you could experience improvement through lessons in the Technique. Chronic back pain, neck pain, and headaches can be related to bad posture, and if so can therefore be improved by an improvement in the way you use your body. Arthritis may cause pain in your knees when you walk or get in and out of a chair, but lessons in the Alexander Technique can teach you how to take pressure off of your joints and to move more freely, possibly reducing your pain. You may be in pain because you are on your feet all day at work, or sitting in front of a computer all day at work. Lessons in the Alexander Technique can teach you how to stand or sit in the most efficient, balanced way possible, easing your discomfort, and can teach you how to give yourself some relief while you work.

Lessons in the Alexander Technique teach people how to observe and eliminate their own unique habits of misuse. Learning instead how to use your body in the most efficient and coordinated way possible is necessary and can be a valuable tool for you in dealing with your chronic pain.