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5 Home Remedies to Relieve Pain in Lower Back

If your back ache isn’t
severe and doesn’t last more than a day or two, you may want to try some
natural at-home remedies. However, if your back pain is severe, if
you’re experiencing shooting pains, or if it has lasted a week or more,
you should visit a wellness centre and make an appointment with a chiropractor immediately. Once you
have your appointment, go ahead and try these home remedies for a
little back pain relief.

Keeping it cool. Apply
an ice pack to the area where you’re experiencing the pain. This is
especially crucial if you’ve just experienced an injury that is causing
your backache. The cold can help keep inflammation down, which will
reduce the likelihood of nerve compression. It can also numb the nerves
so they don’t send pain signals to your brain. You don’t need a fancy
icepack. A bag of frozen peas or a freezer bag with ice cubes will do
the trick just fine.

Heating it up. Many people
get confused about the advice to keep a damaged area of your body cool
or warm. Here is the simple truth. If the injury just occurred, keep it
cold. If more than 24 hours have passed, apply a hot compress or take a
warm bath. This method is safe for almost anyone, but if you’re
pregnant, avoid soaking in the hot bath. A hot bath can cause your body
temperature to rise about 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which is believed to
increase the risk of birth defects.

Take it easy, but not too easy. Don’t
do anything strenuous, but try to avoid bed rest as much as possible.
Laying down for long periods of time can cause your muscles to become
weak, which will compound the problem. Still, you must rest some. Lie
down flat on your back and place pillows under your knees. Under no
circumstances should you lie face down. Think about it. This position
will cause you to twist your neck to be in a position where you can
breathe – not a good way to relieve back pain.

Try a new bed. If
you have options in your home, such as a spare bed, try out a new place
to sleep. An uncomfortable mattress could be causing your lower back
ache. If you don’t have a spare bed around, ask a relative to switch
with you for the night. As a last resort, try putting a sheet of
three-quarter-inch plywood between your mattress and box spring.

Hit the hay.
Once you have your new mattress, make sure you’re getting adequate
sleep. Insomnia can cause your muscles to be tense. This alone could be
the cause of your back ache, or at the very least, it could be contributing
to your backaches. Avoid working or watching television for the hour
before you plan to go to sleep, and plan to sleep for about eight hours
each night.

Adelle Lawas is a writer for Peter Olsson. Peter Olsson is a wellness expert and specialist for pain in lower back? offering to clients services wider in
scope which include the provision of non-invasive structural
rehabilitation of the spine, functional rehabilitation of the nerve
system and education in the latest science of nutrition, exercise,
emotional wellbeing and health care. For more information, please visit Atlas Wellness Centre website.

Dealing with Emotional Pain

Dealing with Emotional Pain

Robert Elias Najemy

(Hurt – Bitterness – Injustice – Abused ? Pain)

We feel emotional pain when we do not get what we want, need, or expect. We might feel hurt, rejection, bitterness, abuse, injustice or simply emotional pain.

In such cases, we have not received the behavior or outcomes we expected or believed we deserved.

We feel this kind of feel pain in cases when * people * do not behave to us in the ways that we had expected as well as in situations where * life * does not give us what we feel we need or deserve.

We believe, “I cannot feel happy unless I get that which I believe I need.”

We have associated our security, satisfaction, self-worth or freedom with something that we are not getting from persons, society, God, or life as a whole.

Some examples might be when:
1. Others lie to or deceive us.
2. They do not support us when we need them.
3. They reject or criticize us.
4. We fail at some task, which we feel that we should have succeeded at.
5. We loose a loved one.
6. Our loved one shows preference to another.
7. People important to us do not show us the respect we expect.
8. Others do harm to us or our loved ones.
9. We are accused of doing or saying something we did not do.
10. When are falsely suspected of having ulterior motives.
11. “Friends” gossip about us behind our backs.
12. We are not given the raise of promotion we believe we deserve at work.
13. Others do not keep their agreements with us.
14. We are robbed.
15. We lose our fortune in some way.

You can add many more situations in which we feel hurt because we have not received the respect, love, affection, loyalty, truth, kindness and justice that we were expecting.

*** Positive Alternatives to Feeling Hurt ***

Positive alternatives to feeling hurt, bitterness and injustice could be:

1. * We can have Faith * in divine wisdom and justice.

We are all in a process of evolution and nothing can happen to us, which is not exactly what we need in order to learn our next lesson. So rather than be overwhelmed by negative feelings, we can seek to discover what we can learn through this experience.

Our lessons usually have to do with discovering the strength, security and self-worth, which are within us. As souls in the process of evolution, we are constantly being directed to contact and bring to the surface our spiritual self.

This means realizing that we are whole within and can feel safe, worthy and fulfilled regardless of what is happening around us.

Thus, every event which might cause us to feel pain is also a great opportunity to contact our inner spiritual self and move on and beyond this pain.

2. We are the sole creators of our reality.

We as souls create our reality through:

a. Our past choices, thoughts, words and actions.
b. Our present conscious and subconscious beliefs, feelings and needs.
c. The lessons we have chosen to learn at this stage of our evolutionary process.
d. How we subjectively interpret what is happening.

Thus others are simply actors in the scenarios of our life the script of which we have written. We can create a happier reality by:

a. Transforming our conscious and subconscious beliefs.
b. Learning our life lessons.
c. Interpreting events in a different way ? as opportunities for growth rather than as injustices.

2. Forgiving and forgetting the past.

In light of what we have said above, others are not responsible for our reality and thus can easily be forgive. Such forgiveness frees us from negative feelings and allows us to transcend pain.

Thus we can overcome emotional pain by:

1. Realizing that every event is exactly what we need for our evolutionary process.
2. Learn the lessons involved.
3. Forgive others and ourselves.

(Adapted from the “The Psychology of Happiness” by Robert Najemy available at and This book and other writings can be viewed at where you can also download FREE articles and e-books.)

Robert Elias Najemy is the author of over 600 articles, 400 lecture cassettes on Human Harmony and 20 books, which have sold over 100,000 copies. He is the Founder and director of the Center for Harmonious Living in Greece with 3700 members. His book The Psychology of Happiness; ISBN 0-9710116-0-5 is available at and where you can view and download FREE articles and e-books.