Thursday, 22 February 2007

When good backs go bad (part 3)

It is also vital when coping with back pain to nurture and protect your spirit and inner core as that will make all the difference in keeping you inspired, motivated and positive. 

Your mind is very powerful and you can use this to your advantage when coping with back pain. Read inspiring books, listen to motivational CDs, watch great films, enjoy your music, spend time with family and friends, walking on the beach, stroking your dog, meditating…whatever makes you feel happy, healthy, uplifted and content.

We all have stress in our lives, and being in pain can make stress so much worse and so a vicious cycle begins. If stress affects you consider one of the many stress reduction CDs around to help you control the negative stress.

It may be the case with back pain that life seems limited and usual activities are out of bounds. Think about or even better write down what you CAN do and do those things.

Do not dwell on what you cannot do. Be grateful for everything that is good in your life. Focusing on the negative and what you cannot do makes it worse. Focus on the positive and what you can do.

For everyday chores that you find difficult think if there is another way to do them. Consider internet shopping, delegate tasks; swap the usual tasks around the family. Move where items you need regularly are kept so you can be independent in getting them. Do a little then take a break, go easy on yourself. If you can, consider buying in some short term help.

If you have back pain it can also be hard on those who love you. Try to spend a little calm time discussing how you will handle this together and how you can make it easier for yourselves to handle. Communication and understanding is the key here.

YOU are so much more than your “bad back.” If you liked this post do consider joining our Facebook Page Sciatica Solutions.

Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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