Try This Free Low Back Pain Treatment
I've had treatment for lower back pain a number of times in my life. Sometimes the treatments worked, other times they were just a temporary fix. They were usually a scary situation for me because lower back pain can be shockingly intense.
On top of that, it didn't seem like any of the people in my world (friends and family) understood the causes of lower back pain let alone how to help me. I couldn't seek help from my immediate community, which made me feel quite powerless to change anything. I was at the mercy of a pain monster that would visit me every now and again to make my life difficult.
Many years down the track and I now help people with the exact same situation that I used to struggle with. My approach is one of education. I'm not interested in doing something to "fix" someone because it still leaves them in a powerless position should it occur again. I would much rather help them learn about how they create that pain for themselves and also how to move through it.
On this page I'm going to share with you a treatment for lower back pain which you can apply yourself. It is not based on exercises, "fitness" or getting stronger. It is about working with your brain to create changes in your movement patterns. The movements themselves are actually very gentle and you'll probably find it quite pleasant.
This treatment for lower back pain is not a wonder-drug which will immediately fix your life-long problems. But it is potentially very powerful... and all of this hinges on the way that you practice it. I'll share more about how to practice fruitfully in a moment, but for now just know it is based on learning to become more aware of your body and how you use it.
What Type of Results to Expect From This Low Back Pain "Self Treatment"
What I'm offering below is a 20 minute lesson. If you've had chronic pain in your lower back for 10+ years then it may not resolve within 20 minutes of this work.
However, my guess is that at the end of this lesson, you'll feel an improvement. It's possible that as you go back to day-to-day living, the pain may return. That is because you will likely have some strong habits of movement which are creating that pain in your life.
Treat this lesson as a starting point. You may return to it many times and you'll learn different things from it each time. Each time you revisit it, you're showing your nervous system that there are other (non-painful) options for moving. Eventually, you can train the pain out of your system.
If you haven't had pain for a long time then you're in a better position. The lesson is more likely to immediately stick with you. It may be all you need to get back into moving freely again.
However, no matter where you are at, the important thing is that improvement is possible.
This is a lesson which generally does help people with lower back pain but it may not be all you need. You may require different types of lessons. For example, you might require some work learning how to free up your hip joints. Having immobile hips is a common contributor to lower back pain, if you learn how to free them up your back will likely feel much better.
What I'm offering here is a peek through the doorway into a huuuuuuuuuuggge body of work which can create total body comfort.
The treatment for lower back pain
In this audio lesson I'm going to guide you through a number of movements. Use the guidelines below to make your experience as transformative as possible...
- Don't move as far as you can. Stay within a range of movement that feels comfortable to you.
- Look after yourself. That means - avoid moving into pain. If you need a rest because you're feeling fatigue, take a rest.
- Move slowly and with great attention.
- This is about re-education of your movement patterns. It's not exercise. Treat it as a playful exploration.
- You'll need a comfortable place to lie on the floor. A foam mat, a carpet/rug or a thick blanket would work.
What happened during that lesson?
Everyone is going to experience different things. Commonly though, people notice that over the course of the lesson, more of their back is able to soften, spread and give it's weight to the floor. It's also common that people lie more symmetrically by the end.
When your lower back is sore, it's likely that your back muscles are strongly contracted. This often shows up as a large gap under the lower back. What you managed to do in this lesson was learn a better way to coordinate your flexor muscles and extensor muscles (put simply, the muscles on your front and the muscles on your back). When you were flexing (bringing your knee and elbow towards one another) you were inviting your extensor muscles to lengthen and release some of their contraction. This allows your back to soften and relax into the floor
If you have any questions or comments about this lesson, please let me know.
I would love to see a world where this type of education is widely available and people can learn how to look after themselves. So if you found it useful, please share this page with your friends.