Pursuing Health

Moving Through Ankylosing Spondylitis with Scott Young PH213

September 14, 2021

After years of experiencing mysterious intermittent pain in his back, Scott Young was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory autoimmune condition that, over time, can cause the bones of the spine to fuse.

In this episode, he shares how his physical therapist encouraged him to start CrossFit to improve his movement mechanics, and how, over time, that’s led to his realization that staying moving helps relieve some of the stiffness and pain he experiences as a result of his AS.

We also talk about the mental benefits of surrounding yourself with a community that lifts you up, and the importance of focusing your energy on habits that lead to health and happiness in the long-term.

You can connect with Scott via Instagram @scottyoungcf.


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Ep 184 - A Neurosurgeon on Healing Back Pain with Functional Movement: Dr. David Johnson


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