Well here is another tale from"Down Under"! Don't you just love them?!
On the thorny subject of "Bad Back Syndrome" the following could be a cautionary tale we could all learn from (although parts of this might be a tad dated by now). A fellow goes into his favourite Bone Cruncher with pain in his right, lower back, buttock, thigh and right knee. In those days it was considered smart to apply ultra-sound and heat; in his case he had done so for three weeks prior to entering the House of Pain. All to no avail. He could not bend backwards and didn't enjoy standing tall. He made the mistake of lying face down on a table with its top end raised up when he really "should" have laid face down on the flat table on the other side of the room. Adopting the "U" shaped posture might be considered a good Yoga position to-day but back in those dim, dark days it was frowned upon by the Bone Crunchers' Institute. Well, far from passing out, after five minutes, he claimed that he had never felt better! His pain had shifted but he felt better.
If your pain moves to the centre line after treatment, then that is considered to be a positive signal that you could benefit from more treatment. A chance discovery that apparently revolutionized such treatment. And yes, a New Zealander pioneered it - a certain Robin McKenzie! Discovery by fortunate chance!
Caution : this treatment would not be appropriate for all back conditions (obviously). Get good, qualified advice whenever you have a serious back problem.
A simple excercise to possibly help relieve back pain is upon awakening, either in your bed, or at your kitchen table, rock side-to-side until you feel relief. The length of time will depend on your condition. Oviously, of you have bp or balance issues, pay attention to how you are feeling. I've rocked like this for up to 10 min. with good results. I've done it later in the day as well. I really just did it instinctively as I had a job that was giving me back strain. Just laugh out loud and call it yoga if a family member tells you you look crazy. It worked for me!. I'm guessing it loosens the back muscles and gets blood where you need it. It probably will also help people who are too sedentary because it is no impact. God Bless!
Being a back pain sufferer for many years up to the age of 50 years old, it was always there. I then decided to ad strength to my core muscles as the anti inflams were useless and destroying any healthy tissues I had. At the age of 72 and many many Golf games, lifting, moving Houses etc etc. no BACK PAIN, after my stomach exercises for the last 22 years no back pain there is no easy answer, look for abs over 40 on the Internet, get on you back and start slow.
I do 200 - 400 sit ups every day and this has kept my back pain away for 22 years. I actually have a waist .. Do not look for sudden Abs and say this does not work .. what you are after is the "Strong Core " start slow do one and work up to 2 then 3 then 10 each and then another 10 then another. Doing these exercises is better than any back pain ... I know.
I had chronic back aches for nearly 20 years until I began sleeping on the floor. It has been over two years now and my pain is greatly reduced. I will mention that it took a couple weeks to get my body completely used to it, and my hips hurt a bit from sleeping on my side on the floor. But after that first 2 weeks or so, I have felt great. (plus, it is much cooler in the summer time!)
EC: We agree -- this is a fabulous cure for back aches!
Natural remedy for disc and spine problems: St Johns Wort tincture, applied directly to the spine and taken internally, is one of the late Rev. Hanna Kroeger's cures that works well.
FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO SUFFER FROM BACK PAIN: SIMPLE REMEDY.
As we grow older we grow lazy, the muscles attached to the spine that was once taut have become soft and can no longer support the spine and the weight of the upper body. thus, the nerves in-between the discs of the spine get jammed, and it is these jammed nerves that give you pain. so to regain some strength in your muscles that support the spine, you MUST DO SOME EXERCISES.
THIS IS THE MOST SIMPLE AND EASY EXERCISE!
Lie on your stomach. put your hands in front of you and lift your chest up to 30degrees. count ten (seconds). when you get a hang of this, add some deep breathing. as you lift your chest, inhale. as you count ten, hold your breath. as you lower your chest, exhale.
Do this every day of the first week. after that, you can do it just once or twice a week. maybe you could lift your chest further up...40-50degrees. (dont break your spine trying too hard! )
I HOPE YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF.
I did the following stretch and exercise and truly increased me flexibility in order to touch my foot toes. The best thing is that if I sit on a chair for a long hour and then I stand up I feel my back annoying me and cannot fully stand up. By doing the following for 6 minutes it relieves my back almost completely. Maybe it also helps at an acute instance of back pain.
I'd like to share a stretch exercise that has helped me relieve pain and stiffness after herniated dics in lower back. Note that this has worked some time after the injury, when the disc is not as painful, but you still feel joints being stuck and pulling on muscles. I lie on the floor on a mat or even surface and position my legs like a scissors (you can stretch to the extent the you feel comfortable but still feel some pressure) and then stretch my arms behind my head creating a pull away from the hip joints, which then crack and release the stiffness. I do it several times a day, morning and evening, especially after sitting for extended periods of time and it has helped me better than physical therapy. It's kind of like cracking your fingers but on larger joints.
I have found that the best way to relieve lower back pain is to do early morning stretching. After one week of this simple exercise, lower back pain is gone:
1. Start by lying flat on your back on the floor or a hard flat surface.
2. Lift your right knee up and forward touching your chin or moving the knee as close as possible to the chin.
3. Hold you right knee up to your chin with both hands and stay in that position for at least 15 seconds.
4. Do the same thing with the left knee back and forth for about 20 minutes.
5. Relax the body and the lower back pain will be gone in a few days.
Blessings to you!
The Lord is having me write a book on natural cures. I suffered with lower back pain for over 30 years. This was unnecessary suffering and occurred because I didn't know what I am about to tell you. Have you ever seen children with lower back pain? I haven't. Therefore, lower back pain is life-style induced, meaning the muscles that we used constantly in our youth simply atrophy and then one day our back goes out. We take pills or go to a chiropractor for relief. Chiropractors do a great job but if you spend about 5 minutes a day doing stretching exercises your back pain will vanish forever, unless you have a catastrophic injury. On the floor with a mat or on your bed you can do these exercises. Pull your knee to your chest, hold for ten seconds, then release. Repeat with the other knee. Next grab your leg above the knee and point your toes toward the ceiling, stretching your hamstring. Follow with the other hamstring. Doing your hamstrings is probably the most iomportant exercise in protecting your back. Next, pull both your knees together to your chest. Next, get on your hands and knees and do the catback, pulling your chin into your chest and arching your back like a cat. Next, lie on your stomach and act like your a sky-diver raising your arms and legs simultaneously. Next, get a chair and put both of your feet on the outside of the legs. Take both hands together and touch the floor with your fingertips next to your heel. Repeat with the other heel. Finally do some crunches-start off with 10 and increase to how many that you feel like doing Remember for all the exercises, except for the crunches, that you should hold each stretch for 10 seconds. All this takes about 5 minutes to do and if you do them faithfully you will find that your back pain will vanish. Praise The Lord! Once your back feels normal continue to do the exercises at least every other day for the rest of your life, or the same weaknesses will reappear and you will be back where you started.
(Juneau, Ak, Usa)
After suffering off and on with low back pain - I have finally succeeded in getting relief. I previously would go into my chiropractor for 3x/year for an adjustment and that would do me fine. Then it got to be where I was having to go in every 2 weeks. I decided to try a "recipe" for detox and it has worked for me. Here is the list of good vitamins I take very day for this condition:
Hi there, I just want to share that since I was born I can immediately had back pain because of my poor immune system but I naturally gained my full strenght when I became an athlete...But when I stop playing because of my work in office, no exercise, everyday is the thing that I must face and accept the pain in my back before I go to sleep. For now, even the weather is cold here and even I don't have time to go to gym, one thing effective that I usually do is when I get sweat.. It's true! Perspiration is the best remedy and cure for back pain because backpains maybe due to over fatigue at work, weather and that at times the pain will almost come accross the stomach that you'll feel that you want to vomit...the only thing you can do aside from massage is perspiration...drinking tea will also help.
I am a 65 year old female in good health. About six months ago, out of the blue, I began having tailbone (coccyx) pain. I did not have an injury. Over the last few months I have tried the following. I took hyaluronic acid for about three days but it made me very tired and brain foggy so I stopped. I have tried MSM, tumeric, ginger, vit. D, VCO and stretching with no improvement. (MSM does help a lot with other joint issues. ) I tried ACV for about a month but had to stop because of a previous ulcer. It seemed to be irritating my stomach. I can't take NSAIDs either for the same reason. I juice every morning.
Has anyone had tailbone pain that got better on it's own or by using any remedies that I have not tried?
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
Received a large bag of bulk hyaluronic acid (HA) two days ago, cost is around $100 but will last a yr or two I suspect because 222 mg is only a qtr tsp (this may seem expensive, but is a pittance to what I've paid doctors the past three years). Ted's recipe is 500 mg (slightly heaping 1/2 tsp) of HA plus 9 grams (about 2 tsp) sea salt in 500 cc (2 cups) of filtered or distilled water. Take 8 caps in a glass of water 3 times a day on empty stomach. Store in refrigerator. He said this is his recipe for a 150 lb person; adjust dosages according to weight of person.
Ted reports usual relief is experienced after about three weeks even rendering patients painfree that suffered with catastrophic spinal degeneration. Makes me so hopeful. See his posts on this page.
Anyway I began yesterday taking three times a day on empty stomach using Ted's recipe above. Here's hoping and praying this works as for three years I've lived with extreme lower back pain, the tail bone vertebrae and nerve damage, resulting in pain and numbness in back, right hip and thigh. After years of doctor, chiropractor, and hospital visits and stays~~I'm still paying off the hospital, I'm still in pain. Nothing the "specialist" doctors did helped me nor EVEN gave me relief unless you count the knockout pain pills.
I became desperate and researched joint pain and healing myself. I've been taking Glucosamine HCI 1500mg with MSM 1500mg for some months. That and exercises I developed myself give me some relief by day but nighttime waking dozens of times a night with pain has driven me to exhaustion. Based on Ted's timeline for results, I'll report back every couple weeks and let you know the results I personally have from the hyaluronic acid.
It's because of Ted's seeming successes with many maladies reported here on earthclinic and his obvious expertise as a holistic healer, I decided to try his remedy for joint pain.
Here's an interesting sidenote: I researched and discovered HA is derived from rooster comb or "made in labs" and not sure if what is made in labs is synthetic. If anyone knows which www.bulk.com carries I'd surely be interested to know and would appreciate the post to this page.
Good luck and God's blessings on all of you who are reading this and are in pain. May the Lord speed you to healing.
(Up The Creek In, WV, USA)
(Juneau, Ak, USA)
(Juneau, Ak, Usa)
After several years dealing with back issues I became disabled for an entire year due to severe sciatica caused by 2 bulging discs in my lower back. The trditional Doctors did a good job of keeping me numb and drugged up. Not to mention the lost of monetary savings going to various different "specialists". Chiropractic services helped and an acupuncturist was a lot better. But I would relapse with episodes of severe pain in either my lower back, piriformis, gastrox and big toe. I came across Ted's Remedy after resorting to 18 natural pills a day for pain and inflamation. I immediately began the remedy and stopped all pills to test this remedy. I am not cured but my quality of life has returned and I am not hunched over dreading a walk anywhere. I highly recommend Ted's Remedy and have left my primary care physician astonished after she saw me at work working.