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Acute Back Pain 1st Aid Kit

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.

2)  Herbal medicines
a.Theracurmin-dose high-3 caps 2x/day to balance inflammation.
b.San Qi formula/Yunnan pai yao-3 caps 3x/day to improve circulation to damaged tissues and decrease swelling.
c.Vit C-3000mg/day to help connective tissue repair.
d.105 Heart formula (Qiang Huo Sheng Shi Pian)-traditional chinese sciatica formula-3 tablets 2x/day
3)  Homeopathics
a.Mag Phos 6X/12X tissue salt-5 tablets as needed- useful for spasm especially spasms better with heat.
b. Zeel tablets and Cream-homeopathic found to be as effective as NSAIDs for controlling inflammation with no harmful side effects.  Use every 30 minutes.
4)  Contrast Hydrotherapy
a.Alternate Hot water bottle and Ice packs, 3 minutes cold then hot water bottle for 10 minutes.  Do at least 3x/day over lower back region.  This will improve circulation and decrease swelling.

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.

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