If you’ve gotten to this point and you’re still experiencing pain, don’t lose hope.
First, let me encourage you to continue with the muscle-balance therapy, trigger point therapy, proteolytic enzymes and natural pain relief creams.
Some people with particularly stubborn, chronic back pain just need to hang in there a little longer to see results.
Remember, your back pain took a long time to develop and it may just need more time to right itself–especially if you have a very stubborn case.
This is particularly true if you have a lot of causes contributing to the pain, such as muscle imbalances, trigger points, bulging discs, and emotional stressors.
And don’t be surprised if that’s the case, as it’s actually very common to have numerous causes, some of which require a lot of digging to uncover.
Continue with the previous four steps and, in addition, start adjusting your diet.
Though diet usually doesn’t cause back pain all by itself, it can certainly make existing back pain worse or create conditions in the body that make it harder to heal. Sometimes, diet is what pushes your pain level “over the edge” to the point where you can really feel it.
You may be eating a lot of things that could be increasing the inflammation in your muscles and nerves.
If you’re overweight, the extra pounds could be making it more difficult to rebalance your muscles. Your diet also could be increasing the toxins in your system, contributing to trigger points.
For example, even if you’re doing trigger-point therapy every night, if you’re then eating foods that put more toxins back into your body during the day, you’ll just be maintaining your current condition, rather than improving it.
You may not be drinking enough water, which could be depriving your discs of the shock absorption they need or contributing to toxic buildup in your muscles.
Changing your diet could be the one thing you need to tip the scales in favor of your recovery.
Your body needs good, wholesome food to give it the strength and power it needs to heal. And just like with emotional changes, you can implement dietary changes at the very beginning of your treatment program and continue choosing more healthful foods as you work on the physical treatments.