Perhaps you’re laid-up on the couch after doing some diy or moving something at work. Maybe you’ve just spent another night in pain unable to sleep and are starting to feel a bit like a zombie. Perhaps you’ve been experiencing back pain every day for months, possibly even years. You’ve noticed your happiness and energy gradually declining whilst your pain seems to be increasing.
Back pain has become such a common condition in our world that we don’t even think of it as a problem anymore
Back pain has become such a common condition in our world that we don’t even think of it as a problem anymore, we talk about back pain the same way we talk about something like hay fever, just one of those things that some people get and some fortunate people don’t. We accept it and it even start to talk about it like it’s a permanent part of who we are, saying things like ‘I get back trouble’ or ‘I’ve got a dodgy back’. We start making adjustments for it in our lives and stop doing things we used to do without even thinking.
If that sounds like where you are right now then please stop and take a moment to consider these two important points:
Back pain is not ‘normal’, it should not be considered a normal part of your life. We are not born with back pain, children aren’t off school with bad backs. There’s a reason we associate back pain with adults; it’s something we create over time. If you are suffering from back pain then please don’t see it as normal and please don’t think you need to continue living with it.
Back pain is not down to chance. Who gets it and who doesn’t has nothing to do with luck, there is always an underlying cause. Although your back may be aggravated by certain tasks/activities there is nearly always a physical component to it that needs addressing; Whatever the cause there is always something you can do about it. You no longer have to accept it as something you will always suffer.
Unfortunately, back pain is not like a sprained ankle, if you don’t treat it it’s going to keep coming back, often more painfully, taking more days to recover and a gradual decrease in your physical abilities. Worse still, if you ignore back pain for long enough it can easily escalate into something much more serious. Permanent, irrecoverable damage to your back is a genuine possibility for people who choose to ignore the warnings their body is giving them. I don’t want to paint too gloomy a picture but we are talking about affecting your ability to do things as fundamental as being able to earn a living or doing the simple things we all need to do everyday.
Saying ‘I get back pain’ and not trying to get it fixed is no different to saying ‘I get toothache’ and never going to the dentist.
Saying ‘I get back pain’ and not trying to get it fixed is no different to saying ‘I get toothache’ and never going to the dentist. The back pain, like the toothache, is a sign there is a problem in the body and it needs addressing.
The good news is that if you want do something about your back pain you can. You can get back to work, get back to sport or just get back to the old you. You can stop having disturbed nights and start waking up feeling fully refreshed in the mornings.
I’ve already helped many people address both the causes in their lives and the causes in their bodies, and break the perpetual cycle of tension build-up and then inevitable breakdown. If you’d like to do something about your back pain and would like to find out more about how I can help then please get in touch
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