For years I was consumed with my chronic pain.
Until I decided to take back control…

Join me on my journey
as I experiment with
hacks and alternative therapies
and tell my pain to go to hell…

I’m not a doctor.

But doctors couldn’t help me. For years I was just going through the motions and being consumed with chronic pain.

Finally, I realized the only person who could help me was myself. I decided to take control of my chronic pain and make it my mission to reduce the needless suffering of the millions of people across the world experiencing this debilitating condition.

Pneumanta is my journey to explore what works, what doesn’t and give you the information you need to make informed decisions about trying new ideas to reduce or eliminate pain.

Are you suffering from chronic pain too?

Join me as I combine a series of techniques from the ancient to the bleeding edge to reduce or eliminate chronic pain…

SAGE_.CHERRY201710 (65 of 75)_preview

My Story: 

I started Pneumanta to share the daily practices, rituals and process of discovery that help me live my life with a failed fusion in my neck and piles of other chronic conditions—all of which cause almost unreal discomfort—every. single. day.

I want to share the hope I have found that allows me to process my pain without the daily use of narcotic pain medication. I barely take anything. EVER. And I live a life beyond my wildest dreams.

My whole life I’ve lived with a series of chronic conditions that doctors have told me are reasons to quit. I’m not kidding. I had one doctor tell me “If your genetic make-up was a poker hand, I’d fold.” I was 19.

MORE…

Your mission to fight back against chronic pain begins here…

Learn and try new habits and discover my latest techniques spanning
mental, physical,
and dietary practices that you can incorporate into your healing journey.

What to expect

This journey will not be all peaches and light. One of the things that drives me crazy about the wellness world is it’s a bunch of “gurus” proclaiming they’ve found “the way” and your life would be better if you were only more like them.

While I’ve figured out a lot of amazing things to improve my life, I have good days, bad days and gut-wrenching terrible days. And I’m going to be transparent and tell you the good, bad and the ugly.

Your journey will be different

The circumstances and conditions that lead to my chronic pain will be different than yours. My techniques may not work for you – but I try a lot of ideas and you’ll be able to choose the ones you want to try. From my various habits and activities, it’s my hope that you discover what works best for you – and even share your progress and results with me. You might uncover something I didn’t know about. Let’s make this a collaboration!

The first step is to take a step…

You’ll never know if you can improve your chronic pain if you don’t try. As this website’s content grows, there will be a wide variety of things for you to experiment with, from easy and passive to very challenging. Think to yourself “What’s the least I can do today to fight back against my chronic pain?” Do that one thing and see if that inspires you to go further. Try to do as much as you feel comfortable with and build a habit of fighting back.

Want my latest pain hacks and updates? Subscribe here: 

My Ongoing Journey Battling Chronic Pain

I’m always on the hunt to find and implement the best pain hacks I can get my hands on in my battle against my chronic pain without the regular use of opioids.

No one is paying me to promote products to you. In fact, most of my techniques only require you to breathe, listen, and lay down. However, many of these companies were extremely helpful in my healing journey and I recommend them highly:

Altitude Contrast Training with Oxygen (LiveO2 system)

Near, Mid and Far Infrared (BioMat and Sauna)

Dynamic Motion Therapy (Juvent Micro Impact platform)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Technology (ICES micro-pulse)

Cortical Metrics System (Brain Gauge)

Structured Water (Natural Action Technologies)

Metabolic Code Compounded Nutraceuticals

Global Healing Center Nutraceuticals

Compounded medicines…and MORE.

Get Started Here:

Featured Content

The Power of FaithEE

FaithEE came to Pneumanta suffering from unbearable pain due to a number of serious conditions. She started working with breath, meditation, music and some of the advanced cellular repair technologies you’ve seen on Pneumanta.com. This is her story. FaithEE’s strength and courage are unparalleled, and this lady is going to change the world with her…

LiveO2—tuning my body with oxygen

Oxygen is fundamental to cellular repair. It is used by elite athletes, warriors and rockstars to stay in shape and perform at superior levels day in and day out. The doctor who literally saved my life used the LiveO2 system. I’ve taken 2 years to learn every possible thing about using their system from that…

American Prayer Pt. 2 — as we heal so may our nation.

Our country needs healing more than ever. We can’t heal corporately until we have made the tough decision to heal individually. I often say that healing is more painful than the original injury in my experience and you have to be willing to BITE DOWN HARD and ‘gidder dun’ so to speak. I’m hopeful that…

American Prayer Pt. 1— Using pain to make a record

This is the first of the documentary footage shot in LA while making a record with my good buddy and gold/platinum record producer Matt Wignall. There is a lot of behind the scenes footage of how I dealt with my unreal discomfort from a bone on bone knuckle, failed fusion and a host of other…

Latest Content

It’s all in your head.

So that’s the good news and the bad news on that one. Whatever it is—it’s all in your head.   I’m not implying that it didn’t happen or isn’t really non-virtual. I’m saying that whatever happens to us gets stored in our brain.   ONCE IT IS IN MY BRAIN, ANYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED ON…

WATCH THIS IF YOU’RE ABOUT TO HAVE SURGERY

I was so nervous to have this repair on my botched C5/C6 fusion after 3 years of excruciating and constant pain that I documented the days leading up to and recovering from the operation. My hope is that my experience and process of going through this publicly is that someone else out there will see…

How I lost 110 lbs and got off my pills – Pt. 1: Stepping over bodies

I know it’s not a great way to sell my theory on healing but sometimes healing is more painful than the original injury. No one sells their healing modality, treatment or therapy that way because people currently trend towards weak and lazy and probably wouldn’t pay to try their thing if you tell them up…

2 minutes of stupid cuteness: FEEEEEEEL the Oxytocin

This is gratuitous happy time footage here. Don’t watch this unless stupid cuteness and oxytocin release in your brain are welcome additions to your day.

Where my dog meditates

Pets are key when dealing with chronic pain. My dog Harley sits next to me on my cushion and meditates for hours. I think he has a bit of a meditation habit because I catch him from time to time sneaking dog yoga and assuming the position for going cosmic on his cushion. Here’s what…

Pets and Pain Relief

It’s not the most scientific point I’m going to make, but I believe pets are great for pain relief. My dog Harley has been with me over the past 4 years of botched surgeries, detox from ALL the pills in the world and slowly learning to walk and talk again. I cannot recommend highly enough…

How to turn “walls” into speed bumps

Yoga has emerged to be one of the most crucial all-around pain management technologies in my life. The ability to move, breathe, move some more til it hurts a lot and then learn to breathe through that is the perfect metaphor for life. It’s the disciplinary practice of yoking my mind and body using my…

Meditation to Marinate in Happy

Not every day is a terrible day when you live with blinding sensation known as pain. Some days are amazing. When those perfect days occur, I like to take some extra time to stop and marinate in the sheer goodness of what “happy” feels like. Sounds crazy but science has proven that when we are…

Essential reading to battle chronic pain

Coming back from the dead I had 3 main texts that I used to cobble together my system • David and Goliath by Malcom Gladwell • The Way of the SEAL by Mark Divine • Grit by Angela Duckworth Each of these books was essential reading for me and I highly recommend them. I don’t…

I thought I would die alone until I found my people

From the moment I met FaithEE, I recognized something in her that I hadn’t seen in anyone else in years. I saw someone else who understood what it took to break through blinding pain to even get out of bed in the morning in the same way that I did.   She was doing her journey…

The Power of FaithEE

FaithEE came to Pneumanta suffering from unbearable pain due to a number of serious conditions. She started working with breath, meditation, music and some of the advanced cellular repair technologies you’ve seen on Pneumanta.com. This is her story. FaithEE’s strength and courage are unparalleled, and this lady is going to change the world with her…

Setting up in the studio Day 1

I like to charge any place I’m going to make art with a spiritual vibe before anything else happens. My usual go-to in this regard is a Bach, Bach and more Bach. Something about the notes and what they do to my spirit is consistently mind boggling to me. I share this clip mostly because…

Sauna

For over 20 years I have been a huge fan of regular, weekly sauna. It helps me clear out my allergies, speed cellular detoxification and repair and manage incredible pain without the daily use of opioids. I can’t advocate enough for ways of heating the body gently to help heal and keep my system moving.…

Juvent

The Juvent micro-impact platform is a cornerstone of my personal home pain-hacking lab. You stand on it for 20 minutes and it gives your skeleton the same amount of exercise as if you walked for 5 hours. Since sitting is the new smoking, this device holds great promise for a number of applications. I use…

BioMat

This video explains a little bit about my use of the BioMat. This is a vital tool in heating my body and battling chronic sensation that most people call pain. You don’t have to do ANYthing but lay flat to enjoy the benefits of this handy tool. No, I’m not selling them but I believe…

Hip hop spa-radio kings

This is just another tiny behind the scenes taste of some of what we tracked. We won’t know for a while yet what will or won’t make the final record but I think this track has a little something that we can use. It’s obviously raw and unfinished but it’s just a peek under the…

I sweat black stuff—WHAT IS THIS???

I know it’s not sexy but I sweat black stuff. The instant I started using an infrared sauna my sweat went from normal smelly, nasty, chemical detox sweat to BLACK smelly, nasty, chemical detox sweat. No doctor I’ve talked to can actually tell me what causes this but it’s called Chromehidrosis. Wikipedia says that it’s…

Rough flight home to nothing but doctors

I got home from recording in LA to a stormy sea of harsh news, long to-do lists, mind blowing physical discomfort and a looming surgery and recovery to top it all off. When I say that sometimes I’d prefer to be curled up fetal under the bed on ALL the pills, I’m not kidding. It’s…

Makin’ VEGAN BABIES

No, we are not advocating the use of psychedelics … that would be illegal… but this is a funny story of Matt’s cousin’s experience with them and how it changed his life. This is the kind of crazy banter we get up to between takes and I thought I’d share it with you because a…

Matt loses a platinum record

When you’ve literally been there, done that and have the gold and platinum records to prove it… WHAT NEXT? Apparently, if you’re Matt Wignall you let your trophies sit idly gathering dust behind the soundboard until you lose one or two of them… If I had a few trophies like that I might be tempted…