"Deal With Your Pain, Lead A Wonderful Life An Live Like A 'Normal' Person"
Before I really start telling you anything about me or finding out
anything about you, I want you to know that I sympathize with you. Not
only is it one of the most painful experiences to have backpain. Not
only is it the number one excuse for employees not coming into work.
But perhaps just as significantly, it is something that I suffered from
But now I can happily (read joyously) tell you that I am pain-free and live my life the same as men 20 years younger than me do.
But it was not always that way...
You probably find that your family and friends have a different
point of view about pain and back pain in particular because it is not
something that they have lived through. Had they lived through it, then
they would not say half of the things that they have undoubtedly said
to you many times before:
"Didn't your back hurt you last week also?"
"Can't you just take a tablet?
"Are you faking?
Yes, I know that they hurt when they are said to you, but they also
show the total misunderstanding of someone who has never before
suffered from back-pain.
The one that really does it for me, is the "Are you faking?"
comment. the problem is, that apart from your cries of pain there is no
real proof that you really do suffer from back pain.
I had an employer once who was out to get me because he thought that
I was "affecting the whole team" by the number of sick days that I had
And the ironic thing, is that I WISHED that I had not had to take
those sick days. At the time, I would have given almost anything in
order to have had the health to be able to attend work.
But let's step back a bit...
You may be wondering how I managed to start suffering from such a
bad back. It's a bit strange because I don't really have a great
answer. There was no dramatic accident, or something extremely heavy
which I did to start off the pain. In fact it started when I was doing
something ever so ordinary.
I had arrived back from the shops with my food shopping and was
taking the bags out of the car into the house when suddenly I felt
something 'tug' in my back. Suddenly I was in the most excruciating
pain. Not only that, but sweat started to pour down my face and I
started to feel really quite faint.
My wife came running out of the house when she heard my cries with a
worried look on her face. She told me afterwards that she had thought
that there had been in a terrible accident and was in a lot of pain.
Well, she was wrong about the accident, but oh boy, the pain was like nothing that I have ever felt before.
And rather than subsiding and improving like pain usually does, it
only became worse. I spent a few days in bed suffering before realizing
that I had to go and see a doctor in case I had done some real harm
that needed medical attention.
After dragging myself to see my Doctor, he said that I had BACK PAIN :)
Wonderful diagnosis (feel the sarcasm...).
I felt like telling him that that was the exact reason I was there
and that I hadn't needed to go through an agonizing car ride in order
for him to tell me that!
What I really needed to know from him though was how to combat the
paid. His answer was that I should give my back plenty of rest - like I
hadn't been doing that for the last few days!
Much more painful time passed...
Over the next year, I had a very painful year. Sometimes I was in
more pain and sometimes in less, but on the whole it was a year that
makes me grimace when I think about it.
I also saw several specialists and countless thousands of dollars which didn't seem to help me at all.
The only solutions that they had were either some very invasive
operations which I was told could actually lead to paralysis or drugs
that would knock me out so that I would hardly know what was going on.
I confess that during some or the excruciating pain days, I did take
some of the drugs but they didn't help me so much as to knock me out so
that I couldn't do anything else but sleep.
If you have been in a similar situation to me, then you will know
that you become desperate and it almost becomes a quest to see if you
can find the holy grail of pain relief. My trust in conventional
medicine during that year hit an all time low as I realized again and
again that as much as they may have wanted to help me, this was not
Perhaps something alternative?
I am not a 'new age' kind of guy and the thought of going to
alternative medicine is something that I never would have considered
before, but in a state of desperatism you are almost ready to do
So, I went through a whole list of different so called experts who
promised that they would be able to help me. They used needles,
hypnotism, fire, smells and almost anything else that you can think of
in order to try and help me, but almost $10,000 later the pain had
hardly become any less.
My wife is the one who I like to credit with the start of what
became my turn-around period. She was scanning the newspaper one day
when she came across an advert in the self-help section about a group
of people who got together in order to support each other's pain.
Well, I didn't have anything to lose, so the next Wednesday evening, I went to meet with this group.
Similarities with alcoholics anonymous?
It does seem funny looking back, but it was very similar to
Alcoholics Anonymous like you see in the films where people sit around
and give their stories and then clap each other and cheer. There was
even a 12 Step program in order to try and encourage you to reach a
I went a few times, and to be honest with you would come back and
laugh with my wife about some of the people there. It sounds mean now,
but there must have been some of the strangest people in the world
sitting in the room with me.
What I did discover though was that a number of people in the room
were dealing with their pain in ways I never though possible without
drugs or surgery of any sort.
Although I didn't take it too seriously, after one of the meetings
where a young lady called Helen spoke, I actually tried out something
that she said. It involved drinking water at certain times of the day.
the amazing thing was that although it didn't get rid of my completely,
I did feel slightly relieved as there were times during the day when I
was not in agony.
After a few more weeks of attending, I started to realize that if I
actually listened to the people who were giving the talks then I would
learn certain techniques on how to relieve my pain and more
specifically my back pain.
It was a journey of trial and error, but eventually I found that
week by week my pain was reducing and that slowly slowly my life was
returning back to normal. For the last few months, I have seldom even
thought about my back as unless I do something particularly strenuous I
feel no pain at all.
My wife is amazed and I am too and if you are going through anything
like I was then you will be too as you read about the different
strategies which I have used in order to get rid of my back pain.
If you are suffering, then this will surely be the one report which
you MUST read if you want any chance of living a normal life.
The cure for backache without drugs
- What the true causes of back ache are
- Why traditional medical solutions will generally not work
- The true uses of hot and cold treatments
- The advantages of the gradual approach
- Why doing more of what you are currently doing could be the solution
- The power of 5 and how it works with compound
- How different cultures approach back-ache and how you can learn from what they do
- Which traditional treatments actually work
- And Much Much More...
I invite you to download my eBook right now.
What are you waiting for?
For your doctor to tell you to rest more?
For your employer to not believe the pain that you are going through?
To continue refraining from the things that you really want to do?
For traditional medicine to come up with a cure? DONā€™T HOLD YOUR BREATH ON THAT ONE!