12 Jun Are you a host to “Backache”? Explore a natural Cure…
In today’s world, everybody knows somebody who is suffering from “Backache” or “Cervical” or “Shoulderpain”. More often than not, one of these dreaded aches is a major contributor to work absenteeism.
Given how wide spread it is, one often feels that it’s an epidemic.
The onset varies from a sudden increase in acute pain during one’s day to day activities to a gradual build up that suddenly becomes unbearable. Most frequently affected areas are the lumbar muscles, usually simultaneously with the gluteus muscles. Second in order of frequency are the neck and the trapezius muscles. When pain occurs in any of these regions, the tissues suffer oxygen deprivation and hence one experiences both muscle and nerve pain.
Mostly people resort to pain killers and bedrest followed by some amount of physiotherapy. The words “degeneration”, “surgery” etc. add “fear” to the existing pain.
One may find it strange – but there is an increasing amount of evidence that whatever the pain – the root lies in one’s psychological state. Read more on how emotions are connected to your Back.
Usually there is no speedy resolution to such painful episodes in life, be it mere muscle spasm or something far more severe. Given the demands of our lives – we all desire to get rid of the pain and get back on track – assuming that some medication will ‘fix’ things.
Also, we tend to associate pain with an activity – like running or playing a sport or working out. Subsequently, we tend to avoid physical activity and lead even more passive lifestyles which makes us more susceptible to sickness.
A more pragmatic solution is to slow down in life and strive towards acceptance – of things, of people, of situations. And then it’s time to take the next step – which is daily physical endeavor, designed to give your body both exercise and relaxation.
It is possible that you don’t have access to sports/sport facilities, or that you cannot make time for the gym. All you need to practice Yoga – is a 6 X 6 floor, a mat and a little bit of willingness. Within a few weeks, you will start experiencing a freedom of body – that you considered lost long ago.