1. Chris

    I have had some back trouble in the past. When I was younger in my 20’s I used to workout with some friends at the local gym. Of course we always tried to see who could squat the most. End result back pain and some muscle spasms.

    I can’t imagine what it would be like to have back problems and spasms long term. It really effects your life and how you live.

    • Thabo

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks for your comment. Living with someone who has chronic back pain really opens your mind and heart to the challenges that those inflicted have in their daily lives to live as normal a life as they can. This is why I have created this web site. It’s my way of saying, “I get it” and I want to help.

  2. lifebeginswithyourhealth

    I am no stranger to severe back pain due to inflammation of my muscles and nerve pain, I have received some relief from exercises my therapist has given me which strengthened the muscles. My only real pain now is from my sciatic nerve, this pain shoots down my lower back into my legs to my toes and this I have not found anything which helps but rest.

    I would appreciate any suggestions you might have on sciatic nerve pain without medication or surgery.

    • Thabo

      Hi Jeffrey,

      Thanks for the comment. As it turns out, I’m now working on a post focusing on pain management and technology. Electric muscle stimulator, known as TENS ( Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator) is a hands-free massaging unit that helps reduce chronic back pain. The product is equipped with electrodes that send electrical impulses to certain parts of the body in order to stop pain. You might want to consult your therapist as to whether this would be a good option for you. You’ll want to know the pros and cons.

      Another product that you could use is the backache pillow. The ergonomically inclined pillow provides comfort from your upper-back to your hips. Orthopedic shoes can help you reduce the pressure on your feet, thus helping your back. These shoes are equipped with shock absorbers and may make it more comfortable to carry out your activities.

      I hope this helps.

    • Thabo

      Hi Jeffrey,

      You can also consult a good chiropractor and explore chiropractic sciatica treatment. I will be doing more digging, and keep you in the loop.

  3. Jason

    Thank goodness I came across this site. Sometime ago, about 2 months or so. I hurt my back at work and I think I pulled a muscle in my lower back and damaged something in my lower back. Now, I have this sort of burning sensation across my back that I didn’t have before I hurt my back. Please, is there anyone who can tell me what it is or what causes it or what the treatment is. Anyone please?

    • Thabo

      Hello Jason,

      If you’re are experiencing severe pain, it would be best to consult a pain management doctor. There are very effective non surgical procedures that he or she, after a diagnosis, will be able to recommend to you.

  4. Dave

    I assume that this could be used for any part of the body? and not specifically the back. I’ve had muscle spasms in my back and other places as well.

    I’ve also had severe back pain to the point I could barely walk. But for some reason over the last few years it just went away. Could be that a nerve died, not necessarily healed.

    • Thabo Nkomo

      Hi Dave,

      The method described can be used for any part of the body as long as you don’t exert too much pressure or rub the area vigorously as the pain may get aggravated.

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