Many of us have had the experience where we are doing something pretty harmless and the familiar “pop” happens and we’re flat on our back for several days. I recently had this occur where I was merely putting skin cream on my daughter’s ear when this occurred. Movement was impossible, standing about as likely as flying, so here I was being doted on by my 8 month pregnant spouse as I lay here incapacitated. It is now Day 3 and I can finally stand and walk again, albeit short distances. Had I not done several things I think this would have lasted much longer. Here is a list of what I did to speed recovery and decrease pain while being stuck at home.
1) Medications-as an ND I abhor using drugs long term but when you’re in severe acute pain judicious use can provide dramatic relief. For me Robaxacet, is helpful but I use only half the daily dose recommended to ease up spasm and allow modest movement.
5) Energy Work
I’m lucky to know some talented healers to lend a hand when I need help. There are many methods of using intention to heal. To get a better understanding of the science behind energy healing I recommend the book “Dreamhealer” by Adam. The form of energy work that I do is called “NMT” but many other effective methods exist.
Thankfully, had many of these remedies in my cupboard, as I really didn’t expect to have a sudden episode of severe back pain.