back pain

The issue with the back pain is bothering many people in our society for mostly lack of physical movements. In fact, many back problems are related to chronic misuse and overuse of the back muscles and spinal column. A sedentary lifestyle, obesity (specially having large tummy), scoliosis, multiple pregnancies, lifting heavy objects, excessive gym and picking up heavy lifts for faster muscle building (causing repeated damages to the discs and the spinal strictures), pelvic inflammatory diseases, nutritional deficiencies, wrong diet, history of physical trauma to the back and neck, wrong sitting and sleeping positions, standing for too long, and emotional predisposition are some of the possible sources to consider when it comes to the treatment of the back pain. Physiotherapy, chiropractic and osteopathy all help but sometimes not enough to resolve the source of the problem! In my medical practice, I use a technique called “dry needling” and I incorporate the therapy with a PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) therapy machine which is a Nicola Tesla invention to stimulate regeneration. In the meantime, I work on enhancing the healing abilities in people by supporting the normal function of the body. The results are very promising but of course, these are not therapies someone could do at home. For that, I am providing the small article below. I hope it helps:

  1. Nutrition: 
  • to reduce consumption of excessive red meat due to excessive uric acid production and sugar (inflammation in susceptible people)
  • Fresh dark-green leafy vegetables are loaded with magnesium and other important minerals which are essential for regeneration and alkalizing the body. But they have to be consumed as a single and separate meal.
  • Fresh or dried raw nuts to supply the essential fat for regeneration
  • Fresh fruits (but not America produced fruits since the American food industry uses about 8000 chemicals in their food and fruit production and they mainly contain GMO)
  • Calcium, Magnesium supplements (2:1), EPO (Evening Primrose Oil) with Vitamin C and Silica
  1. Herbal Remedies (locally and/ or orally)
  • Hot, moist herbal packs on the painful area to increase circulation
  • Chamomile and Horsetail extract
  • Burdock can help with the pain
  • St. John’s Wort, borage and lemon balm or Valerian for muscle tension due to emotional stress
  • Fresh yarrow juice is excellent for strengthening back muscles
  • Black mustard seed and cinnamon crush for generating local heat of applied as a pack on the painful area
  1. External physical therapies (for this, the diagnosis of the cause of the back pain is essential):
  • For less severe pain, apply local heat compress but for acute injuries in the first night or so, only cold pack!
  • Gentle back stretching and exercise (mainly pulling the muscles)
  • Strengthen the abdominal muscles
  • Swimming but better in the sea water due to its magnesium and salt content (as opposed to a swimming pool, which by itself is better than nothing!)
  • Keeping a proper posture
  • Regular conscious walking when the weather is appropriate. Walking with a book on the head at home will help re-balancing your head and spine position
  • Avoiding high heels
  • Dancing is excellent for back pain and to control excessive weight. And since it involves all the muscles of the body, it a great body tuning technique!
  • Sleeping on a bed which is not too soft. The best sleep position on the back with no or a small pillow. If sleeping on the side, put a small pillow in between your knees.
  1. Massage if done regularly is always a good idea to release the tensions in the back
  2. Reflexology and other natural modalities such as homoeopathy and acupuncture could help too but they must be done by professionals.

Please let me know it this was helpful. In case of any question or concern, please do not hesitate to contact me at

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