Back pain is a bitch
There’s no other way to sugar coat it. One minute you’re fine, the next minute it can bring you to your knees. Though I’ve struggled with back pain for years, this past month it has been extremely painful, one of the worst. It was so bad that I was taking pain killers to help me deal with the pain. At one point my wife had to dress me because I couldn’t bend at the waist, it was horrible. Aside from the excruciating pain, It leaves you feeling helpless too.
Working through the pain
If you read Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Life” book, one of the sources of back pain is worry. And I have been stressed about money lately, as well as the political climate here in the U.S., so maybe that is part of it? And though I did get some relief from my chiropractor, the issue still persisted.
Painting is relief
Once “upright”, I would retreat to the studio and painting has helped me to deal with the pain. It’s amazing how being inspired (or as the late Dr. Wayne Dyer used to say “in-spirit”), can help you get away from the pain. Well that, and pain killers. Painting while under the influence is not my first choice, but it most definitely helped me deal with the pain.
Trigger point therapy
So the past week I have felt significantly better and trigger point therapy is the reason! We first picked up this book to deal with “frozen shoulder” and it seems to older we get, the more relevant this book has become. I woke up one morning and thought about this book titled “The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook” by Clair Davies (with Amber Davies) and looked up where the back pain was coming from. To my surprise, there it was! EXACTLY the pain I was experiencing.
Tennis Balls and Stretches
So I have finally found RELIEF. By using the Theracane, tennis balls and stretched as prescribed in this book, I am able to walk, dress, bend and paint without pain killers, WITHOUT PAIN! The transformation has been amazing, and it has been painful working on these points, but the relief has been phenomenal and I’m just about back to, no, BETTER than normal.
Needless to say, all this pain has made me more prolific in the studio. It has actually helped me create more. The choice was to just lay around and hope it got better, or be proactive and try to treat myself while painting to keep my sanity 😊
Either way, it feels good to be walking everyday and especially great to be able to dress myself. Geez… like my mom said, getting old is not for sissies!
Love you – take GOOD care of yourselves