One of my friends on Facebook suggests – and I quote “Make your core strong – today we are a sitting society and not good for back – need to exercise and sleep with cushion between the legs.”.
This is good advice and certainly alleviates the problem and exercise is always good.
This is the same advice given me by my Chiropractor some eight or nine years ago, which I took, to great benefit. Except that as the years went on the benefits slipped away as the condition worsened. I was also made aware by the Chiropractor that this might happen.
We are indeed largely a sitting society but what about all those active people, all the sporty and manual labor citizens that suffer from back pain. I’m referring to Non-specific Lower Back Pain here and not of that due to injury or birth defects.
The statistics given in the Article “The Back Pain Pandemic” was on all walks ok life, not just sitting workers. This includes very active people, as I am and have been through this eight or nine year period of my life. I was in fact more active then than I am now, as I spent very little time sitting down while working and I was a keen hiker and attended gym for a certain length of time.
It has been for the past 15 months that I spend more than half my time at the computer marketing my book to help others in the position I was in. Yet I don’t suffer from back pain. I am as back pain free today as I was the day the pain disappeared almost 16 months ago.
I’m using this, not to knock what my friend says or the Chiropractor, but because this is something that a lot of folks come up against and thus makes a good topic for an article.
These actions are not a cure for back pain, but a means to an end. Just consider that once you start with these actions, you would have to perform them for the rest of your life unless you totally handle the condition. You would have to sleep with the pillow between the legs (knees) – sleeping on the side – and under the knees when sleeping on your back and you would also have to keep up a stringent exercise routine so you don’t get the pain back. It’s just not natural.
The pain in the back is always attributed to some incident or actions in the persons’ life. I first attributed my condition to a motorcycle accident that I had at the age of 24. The back pain only really started giving me serious trouble two or three years after the accident. The problem with this theory is that I was showing signs of back problems at the tender age of 8.
I have been Back Pain Free for almost 16 months now and my last visit to the Chiropractor was in the first week on the Beyond The Back Pain Program – as I advise people to do when going onto the program. It’s not that my back hasn’t gone out since then – it has – but it always goes back in again while performing normal actions of daily life and I’m not left with sore muscles afterwards.
Why is this?
It’s because the cells and tissue are in good shape since the program, so the body’s energies can flow freely and the muscles et al can do what they are supposed to do.
Taking the above advice is fine but if you repair the body on a cellular level, the energies will normalize and those things will no longer be necessary.
As the pain disappears on the program so the back became stronger, with exercise. I also have a simple stretch and exercise routine to help manipulate the back when it does go out.