All of the home remedies, exercises, and treatments work! If you will use them they will not only relive your pain, but they will treat the cause by reversing the degenerative processes. NO, they probably will not provide as quick a relief as taking some chemical or having some surgery. These treatments only treat symptoms usually only provide temporary relief. And guess what, none of the things I recommend have any side effects! Zero, nada!
You just need to make some changes in your diet and lifestyle daily habits. After all, you can’t expect things to change unless you are willing to change. For you to get better you have to do better things!
Understanding your Back from a Laymen’s Perspective
Most back problems emanate from the lower lumbar area which is the part of the spine most effected by trauma including injuries from lifting, falls, and every day stress on the body.
When a disc becomes herniated, ruptured, or out of alignment it presses against nerves that emanate from the spinal cord. These nerves are what control our lower body joints and even organs. When a nerve is pinched it effects function and can cause pain in areas that include the back as well as the area of the body the nerve controls.
When you develop an alignment issue it’s the function of the nerve that generally becomes hindered first and the pain is usually the last symptom to manifest. My personal experience was with my left knee. Because of the inhibited nerve function in my lower back the muscles , tendons, and ligaments that support the knee were not getting full communication I injured the cartilage in my knee while preparing breakfast on morning. Two doctors offered different diagnoses: One doctor, a GP, suspected my knee pain and significant swelling was from the gout. He ordered some tests and put me on a med. The other dr. was an Orthopedic who specialized in sports medicine. He correctly diagnosed that the cartilage was injured and recommended surgery which I refused.
It was not until I began to connect the dots and under stood that when my lower back began to hurt and I would treat it, that my knee would improve. Getting treatment from Chiropractors my knee function began to improve and my knee pain and back pain began to diminish. I began to understand the mechanical aspects of the back and how manipulating it helped resolve alignment issues.
Most of the decompression exercises I shared with you I learned from those Chiropractors. Some I developed myself. All of them are effective and will help you manage your back. You must fold them in to your everyday activities. Doing them one time is not going to provide much benefit. In review, here are the exercises I have used for decades to manage my lower back:
>The Squat- Do a full squat with your feet apart facing outward approx. 90 deg. (45 each). Lean forward slightly with your wrists resting on your knees. This takes your lower back out of compression, encouraging discs & vertebrae to move back into alignment. Hold that position for about 45 to 60 seconds. For better results hook your wrists around the front of your knees and pull your upper body into your thighs. The idea is to relax!
>The Lean- This is an exercise I developed. Simply stand in front of a counter top like in the kitchen or bathroom. A railing or any structure the right height and strong enough will work. Place your hands on the front area of the structure and straighten your arms, thereby supporting most of your body weight. Lock your elbows and lean forward. This effectively takes your lower back out of compression. Hold as long as you can, 30 to 60 seconds. I sometimes do this as a “quick fix” when I am in a hurry and my back is bothering me.
>Legs Overhead- Lay on the floor. Throw your legs up and over your head as far as possible. Your bottom of your feet should be facing away from the top of your head. This puts a stretch in your lower back taking it out of compression. Hold this position for 45 to 60 secs. There are variations of this exercise. You can lay on the floor and lift one leg with knee flexed while using your arms to pull into your chest. Or, lift one leg with flexed knee while using your hands to pull your foot to the opposite side. When done correctly you can feel the pull in the hip and lower back area. Alternate between right and left.
>Inversion Therapy- Inversion therapy is highly effective for dealing with back injuries and pain. There are numerous devices available that enable you to invert your body safely. This therapy takes the entire spine out of compression as well as the cervical area. Its very relaxing but you should gradually increase the angle and duration over a few days. Watch his VIDEO: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yfu2HLvKAvfY1Q9t5 ;
I recommend that you purchase a unit that is very ergonomically designed. One that is lightweight as possible is best for easier mobility and storing.
Here is a link to the one I purchased. I’m satisfied with it although it is quite large and takes up a lot of space in spare room: https://amzn.to/2Ux6GtF ;
How to Get Rid of Bone Spurs-Naturally
Read this helpful article: https://www.life-saving-naturalcures-and-naturalremedies.com/home-remedies-for-bone-spurs-heal-spurs.html
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and Molasses is highly effective for dissolving bone spurs. I have verified this from my own experience. Additionally it is rich in probiotics that your body requires for optimum health. Personally, in the AM before breakfast, I mix two tablespoons of ACV with a couple ounces of hot filtered water. I add approx. 1/8 tablespoon of unfiltered raw honey and one tablespoon of Molasses. Stir and enjoy! This concoction is an age-old folk remedy for many human ailments as well as for animals. For maximum results I recommend you take once in the AM and once in the Evening. This is something you should make a part of your diet and not just as a treatment. Over time you will begin to notice improvements in different areas of your overall health.
You can purchase OACV and Raw Unfiltered Honey at any ALDI store. Very inexpensive! Molasses is harder to find in stores. Amazon carries all of the above:
OACV https://amzn.to/2WQOtVD ;
Molasses https://amzn.to/2HZTTKH ;
Raw Unfiltered Honey https://amzn.to/2HZjGCB ;
Also, it is imperative that your body receives adequate dietary intake of Calcium, Magnesium, Boron as well as other nutrients that your bones and joints require optimum health. A deficiency of calcium in the diet is what causes bone spurs. Even if you are getting adequate amounts, this ailment can still develop if your body is not assimilating the calcium.
Here is a list of the Supplements I use to promote bone health:
**Calcium & Magnesium Supplement with Vitamin D600mg https://amzn.to/2UglJJ7 ;
**Vitamin K-2 100 mcg https://amzn.to/2WRq7uZ
**Vitamin D3 5000 IU https://amzn.to/2Uk3Jxh ;
B12 1000mcg https://amzn.to/2G2CH52 ;
Yucca 500 mg,100 Capsules https://amzn.to/2I2qOOO ;
Boswellia Extract 500 mg,90 Softgels https://amzn.to/2WRs1vF ;
Ginger Root; 1.1 gram https://amzn.to/2WLdD7X ;
Devil’s Claw Root, 480 mg https://amzn.to/2uNek4C ;
The things I have shared with you above I have been doing regularly for years. They work for me and they will work for you IF YOU WILL DO THEM!
I can do anything I could do when I was 35 years old without limitations. I can press 115 lbs over my head multiple times. I can run, jump, play, and do heavy strenuous hard work and i have tons of energy. I wake up in the morning feeling good. I haven’t had a doctor-conducted physical for at least 25 years. I have never used my Medicare (except my dental benefit) I don’t even have a doctor. I take -0- medications.
Oh yes, I get a pain or ache now and then but I have learned how to deal with them. I DO NOT see myself as an aging senior citizen. I do not see myself as someone who is sick trying to get well. I see myself as a healthy man fighting to stay healthy. We become what we think! Your mind is what controls your body. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he!” Proverbs 23:7