Uh-oh! I was up most of last night squirming and tossing and turning while in tremendous back pain after sitting on a stiff couch for the last two days during an amazing mastermind with Lisa Sasevich. Although I’m eager to serve you better and I have numerous exciting things planned to serve you, right now I’m dealing with monster back pain.
Yikes! I haven’t had this kind of utterly crippling, optimism-smashing, shed-a-few-self-pity tears pain since around 2005 or 2006, after writing and editing my first book, Sugar Shock.
Let’s face it. A large part of my huge back pain is my own darn fault!
Back pain is nothing new to me.
After writing Sugar Shock years ago, I’ve never known so much back pain. (The pain was caused by my sitting in front of the computer for too long and not getting up every half hour to do back stretches and other moves. That’s what my healers advised.)
That was when I first heard the phrase that Sitting is the New Smoking. So I know better!
So for about a decade, I’ve known the urgency of Smart Back Care.
But for two days this week, I simply forgot.
Here are a few healthy, natural, non-pharmaceutical Back Care Techniques I’m doing.
- I’m icing a lot!
- I’m getting up often to stretch, do wall squats, etc..
- I’m using either my special writing cushion or my exercise ball. Now, I’m sitting on my medicine ball so I can sit long enough to write this.
- I’m about to see the acupuncturist.
- I did EMDR and tapping.
- I’m going to get Woebenzyme.
- I may buy one of those standing desks.
- And I’m coming to you for ideas. What do you suggest I do?
Please, for Let’s Connect Wednesday, share your ideas. (This is for my new feature, Let’s Connect Wednesday.)
For instance, I spent much of the night (in between tossing and turning in pain) on my amazing Spoonk (more about that on Fabulous Find Friday).
What natural things do you suggest to deal with back pain?
What do you recommend to do for severe lower back pain? Write your comments below, on this blog. or on Facebook.