4 Pain Relief Secrets for Back Pain

Updated: Dec 27, 2020


Back Pain

You probably know or even love someone plagued by persistent back pain. It is a nationwide epidemic! Over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. A lot of times it goes away on its own.

But…

Many times, it comes back.

After working with countless patients with back pain as a physical therapist, living with loved ones with back pain, and recovering from years of back and leg pain myself, I have found a way to eliminate back pain in 4 simple steps.

Although I believe these tips will help many people get started on the right path, I always recommend consulting a healthcare professional first if able.

Secret #1: You Can Break the Pain Cycle with 1 Exercise!

I know what you’re thinking… “there’s no way!” You’ve probably tried dozens of exercises with no success.


The fact is, if you find the right exercise and do it the right amount of times, you can eliminate your back pain and get back to doing the things you love with the people you love.


There are so many different methods out there that it can make your head spin. In my previous post, The 7 Components of MindBody Wellness, I discuss several methods to deal with pain: Maybe you’ve even been to physical therapy and still had little to no success.


If this is you, then you are in the right place. The combination of eastern and western healing approaches can help you heal your pain and your suffering!

So, which exercise is for me?


The #1 exercise that helps the most people that I have worked with is:


Standing Back Bend

Back Bend Exercise

Instructions:

· Stand with your feet hip width apart

· Place your hands on your lower back or top of your buttocks

· Lean back as far as you can go while maintaining your balance (have a chair, bed or couch behind you if you are having difficulty with balance)

· Return to the starting position

· Repeat 10 times


This is usually the starting point for healing your back. However, it is not right for everyone so discontinue if it starts to make your symptoms worse. You also may need to progress to the next level if this doesn’t create the desired result.


In my e-book, Modern Pain Relief Secrets: Back, Hip and Leg Pain, I go into more detail on how to figure out if this is the right exercise for you or not.

It may seem simple but it has helped me heal countless people with back pain, including myself.


Why doesn’t everyone know this then?


Well, this exercise often hurts the first few repetitions if there is a lot of stiffness in the back. This causes people to drop it in its tracks.


However, it often starts to feel better after several repetitions. If it does, then this is a good sign.

Secret #2: Yoga Breathing Can Release Tension and Stress