Back injuries and the associated pain can be terribly debilitating. Your back tends to take a hammering from daily life, from bad posture to old beds, from sitting in a vehicle too long to lifting heavy items inappropriately. Backs come in for a lot of grief. It’s a human tendency to abuse something until it fails, then you wish you hadn’t! But of all your body parts, managing everyday life with a painful back must rank among the most troublesome.
The key to looking after your back, and so prevent back injuries and pain, is to listen to your body. If you’re doing some manual labour which involves a lot of lifting, you need to stop when your body tells you it’s had enough, regardless of whether the job is finished or not
If you listen to your body, you’ll rarely comes to any harm. Trouble is, you have probably got out of the habit of doing this. Instead you listen to the clock or getting something finished.
That’s great advice, but isn’t it a bit like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted?
Yes and no. If you’re aware of why something has happened, at least you’ll know not to do it, next time. So lets get back to your current back problem.
The vast majority of back injuries are caused to the soft tissue (muscles or tendons). When you sit in a car or vehicle too long, you overstrain your back muscles, as it tries to support you in an unnatural position. If you do too much lifting, you can see you have injured your supporting back muscles.
It is this stressed soft tissue that can pull a vertebra out of alignment, causing it to impinge on the nervous column, and the result can be sciatica or a similar nerve response. Other back injuries can include damage to the spinal column itself, to the vertebrae.
Injury is not necessarily something that happens suddenly. If you don’t address this problem, in an energetic way, by healing it on a deep level, it becomes compounded over the years.
Whilst living off pain killers can help you function, they do nothing for your liver or for your back problem in the long run. Back surgery can be very risky. What other options are there?
Some natural alternatives include chiropractic, osteopathy, bowen and homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment works by gently stimulating your immune system so that it can fully resolve the problem itself. We all have this potential. It’s just a question of tapping into it. Good homeopathic treatment can reverse the short or long term effects of back injuries. Without side effects. Without invasive procedures.