Back Pain - Getting in Balance for Comfort
In order to get your back back into balance, there are four things you need to pay attention to:
Your mind – Thoughts have an effect on the chemical balances within your body. It deals in how you handle stress, not just mental stress, but also physical stress, meditation and creative daydreaming greatly help you decrease the amount of stress in your back, to help you get your back, back in balance. Your mind works with your body getting oxygen and nutrition to the muscles of your back which helps your back create or return to a balanced state of equilibrium reducing pain.
Your body – The muscles pulling the back are constricted. A constricted muscle both presses on the nerves and decreases blood flow into the muscle which is a cause of pain. Activity and exercises to move the back such as stretching loosens and relaxes the back muscles decreasing pain and improving posture. Meditation helps you mentally exercise your back and physically exercise your muscles. Your body works with your mind to accept oxygen and nutrition into the muscles of your back. Positive meditative thoughts and exercise greatly help in readjusting the tension of the muscles of the back. Nutrition greatly supports the process.
Your diet – There are certain foods that cause inflammation and pain in the back. Decreasing the amount of these foods consumed will cut down drastically on the amount of inflammation in the cells of your spine and in your muscles: dairy products, refined sugars and wheat are the foods to avoid in order to enhance your comfort.
Your hydration – Think about the muscles of your back or any part of your body for that matter. Muscles need to be hydrated. The better hydrated your muscles are the better the performance you will get from them. So, how much water should you drink? The recommendation is: one half your body weight in ounces of water. However, soda doesn’t count, juice doesn’t count and coffee or tea don't count. Water at one-half your body weight will make a big difference in the comfort of your muscles.
This audiobook was written and narrated by Ron Eslinger, a registered nurse and nurse anesthetist. For optimal effect you should listen at least once a day for a minimum of two to three weeks.