Recovering from back pain can seem like an impossibly difficult process for many patients who are disabled by chronic symptoms. Back ache is a traumatic event that can leave indelible impressions in the mind, body and soul of the patient.
The physical effects of dorsopathy will usually heal, but the emotional scars can persist for years. This psychological nocebo effect of many diagnoses often leaves an open door for future episodes of chronic pain to follow in the back or in other areas of the anatomy.
Furthermore, the longer pain endures, the lower the chances for recovery become. For patients with years of symptoms behind them already, the hope for regaining full health and functionality is horribly low.
Statistically, patients who have pain lasting longer than 6 to 12 months are never likely to get completely better. What a truly terrible fact.
Recovery is a combination effort of the mind and the body. Physical injury or disease may need to heal, while emotional scars may need to fade. The mind can hold on to pain for years, increasing the likelihood of suffering a bodily recurrence of symptoms at any time.
Meanwhile, the body can suffer degeneration and damage which may also increase the chances for a new episode of symptoms. Recovery must take both the anatomy and the mind into account and use the efforts of both to elevate a patient above their fear of pain and deliver them safely into the realm of good health and wellbeing.
Recovering from back pain was the only thing I dreamed about for years. I spent so much time, energy, money and effort on finding new treatments and potential cures, but was so incredibly disappointed with the results I achieved using all of them. I know how frustrating it can be to constantly suffer with symptoms, giving you less hope for recovery with each passing day. I still feel that way on occasion.
However having found relief once before, I try to stay upbeat and positive about the possibility that one day, I may wake up without any pain, enjoy the entire day and go to bed without any pain. What a wonderful thought; albeit a fantasy for now.
The following discussions are intended to help patients to better navigate the often treacherous path towards recovery:
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You hurt your back. Maybe you had a car accident, a fall or a sports injury. Regardless, you were hurt. You received treatment and were lucky enough to get better. However, you can not forget the horrible pain of your injury. You are constantly hearing warnings for you to be careful not to injure your back again. You now feel damaged and susceptible to further injury.
Maybe you never hurt your back. The doctor diagnosed a structural degenerative back pain condition. You were in treatment for some time and now you feel somewhat better. You can’t help but worry about your future, since the pain seemed to come from nowhere and might start up again anytime. You feel ok now, but the doctor warns you that your condition could potentially flare up again.
Either of these scenarios are very common for lucky patients. At least they did find some relief from their pain. Far too many patients are victims of
misdiagnosed back conditions
or suffer endlessly from
treatment resistant pain.
It is crucial to get past the back injury or pain. If you view yourself as being weakened by the symptomatic experience, you are creating the ideal emotional conditions for another episode of misery. Have faith in your treatment and have faith that your body can heal. View your body as stronger than before and work towards making that thought a reality. Continue to rehabilitate the injury till there is no doubt in your mind that you have certainly recovered 100% from your back ache. Remember that fear is a huge cause and perpetuator of pain.
Many patients have unresolved back pain that is psychological in nature. The problem is that 90% of them do not realize the psychosomatic nature of their pain. The condition seems so physical that the idea of a psychological cause never even enters their minds.
Patients who have not found relief from multiple attempts at treatment are often suffering from psychological back pain. The conditions might have been blamed on an injury or degenerative condition, but the real cause is the subconscious mind. Most people have non-symptomatic spinal irregularities, such as herniated discs or osteoarthritis. These conditions are often blamed for discomfort, but are sometimes not the actual source of the pain. In the case of psychological dorsopathy, these coincidental conditions are merely scapegoats for the pain.
Recovering from psychosomatic back pain is only possible if the true nature of the suffering is discovered. This is the hardest part. Curing the pain may be much easier than actually pinpointing its true psychological origin. Yes, you heard me correctly, the cure may be the easy part.
Once the psychological source has been located and accepted, knowledge therapy can help the patient to overcome the symptom imperative. I suffered from agonizing lower back pain for 18 years and cured myself in a matter of months without the help of any traditional treatment. The cure was inside of me, same as it may already be inside of you. Too bad other health issues crept up to bring me right back to where I started from. Getting older really has very few benefits from a physical viewpoint.
TIP: No matter what type of pain you might have, you must stop clenching the buttocks muscles when standing or walking or pain will continue unchecked. If you are also clenching the jaw, you are probably suffering from a mindbody pain condition and should investigate appropriate therapy.
These important considerations will help you to achieve a speedy and full recovery from back ache.
1. Achieve an accurate diagnosis.
2. Receive appropriate treatment.
3. Psychologically move past the injury.
4. Accept a full recovery.
If #4 does not occur, try a few variations of #2.
Read more about traditional and alternative back pain treatments.
If #4 is elusive, the typical explanation is a problem with #1.
Keep in mind all physical contributors which may be impeding your recovery efforts, such as potential scar tissue formation or nerve damage. Once these have been addressed, see what evidence of injury remains. If this has been resolved and you still have symptoms, it may be wise to consider the possibility that your pain might be psychologically-induced or perpetuated. If you look at this possibility with an open mind, you will have a good chance of finally reaching #4 - A full recovery.
Recovering from back pain is not impossible. However, it is difficult.
Stack the odds in your favor. Learn everything about your pain and then apply the knowledge to help create a real cure.