Back pain and Stress

Are you in the 80% of the population that experts estimate experience back pain? This is an astonishing statistic. Do you ever wonder what is causing it?   Another curious piece of information is what experts say cause the pain. Let’s look the facts…..The back is a complicated structure of bones including the spine, nerves, joints, ligaments and muscles. Hazards include spraining ligaments, straining muscles, disk rupture, and irritation of joints, all of which could lead to back pain. While sports injuries or accidents can initiate back pain, sometimes the simplest of movements—for example, picking up a pencil from the floor or lifting something too heavy failing to bend your knees— can have painful results. In addition, inflammation due to poor diet, poor posture, obesity, and psychological stress can cause or complicate back pain. Back pain can also directly result from disease of the internal organs, such as kidney stones, kidney infections, blood clots, or bone loss.

According to the American Chiropractic Association back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections.

What is the solution to this chronic back pain that is frustrating and potentially devastating to your every day life? Some options include

Massage

Chiropractic

Osteopathy

Anti inflammatory

Acupuncture

Bed Rest

Yoga

Maybe you have tried these with temporary or limited relief.

By taking a holistic view of back pain we can discover that there are several factors that contribute to the discomfort that manifests in the back.  Also by taking a multidisciplinary approach to treating it you will find a way to leave it behind you.

Here is an example……

Mr T is moving house and has heavy boxes to lift, he lifts several with no problem, however  lifting one particular box, which may have been a bit heavier than the others, he pulls his back.  He does not pay much attention and carries on til the job is done. The issue is that he knew the box was too heavy but he is frustrated and just wants to get the move done as quickly as possible.  He is under pressure and stress at work and wants to get his family settled as quickly as possible. Generally in his life he does not ask for help, he is responsible and the bread winner, this his general personality. Ultimately this makes him stubborn, inflexible and rigid in mind. The box represents the trigger that now makes him rigid in body also.

After some months the pain is too much to bare and starts to limit his freedom, it is all encompassing.  Mr T starts to take time off work, he starts to worry about his income, paying bills, providing for his family…….. the list goes on.  When the pain is at its worst, it impacts his mobility, making him dependant on his wife for simple things that like navigating the bathroom.

He has been seeing a chiropractor for months, he gets better for a while but the problem still returns.  In addition he reduces inflammatory foods which helps considerably. What is a permanent solution you ask?  The realisation that his stubborn, strong minded nature makes him unable to receive help and this in turn stops him from moving forward,  manifesting in his body, literally holding him back.  From this example one may be able to recognise the connection between the mind and the body.

Homeopathy is a Natural form of Medicine that synchronises the body with the mind…….bringing freedom once again to patient.  When the mind is clear the body too is free of ‘dis-ease’.  Identifying the cause of the problem and treating this leads to a cure.

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