One of the greatest human inventions is the automobile.
This invention has allowed us to travel the world, to transport goods, to deliver aid and many other uses.
But with all of these great benefits, there are unfortunately, some negatives, such as when they stop working!
If you think of a Motorbike for example, if this was to malfunction, there really could be 101 differing diagnoses depending on the expert / mechanic you talk to …
Some diagnoses could be expensive, some could be time consuming and others may completely misdiagnose.
But ultimately, a petrol engine only needs three elements to function:
… and a spark
So if a Petrol engine is not running, it is really recommended that the basics are checked first, to prevent expense and potential prolonged pain of not having any transport.
This is also very true with regards to the human body, when experiencing any physical symptom, always go back to basics e.g.:
Hydration / Nutrition
Of course, I am not saying do not seek medical help, but you could save yourself some time by investigating the quality of the above three areas of your life first.
INSTANT, FAST, QUICK, these are all words that are familiar to us in the modern day, as we have all built an expectancy to have our needs met in a very timely manner.
… And of course why should we not!
We have Fast Food, Instant Drinks, Fast Cars and Fast Technology.
So why is it that Pain cannot be cured instantly?
Don’t get me wrong, medication can mask symptoms quickly and other treatments can ease them, but curing long term Back Pain instantly is an illusion.
We have all been brain washed to believe that our health is controlled by external factors and that we can all be cured now!
This is all so understandable, as I too have seen the cleverly marketed Paracetamol ‘curing’ Pill for Back Pain and the 10 minute “AB device” advert between my “Only Fools and Horses” marathon.
In my opinion, Health is an inside job, and so is the healing of Back Pain.
The moment you make the shift from looking externally to looking within, you will make progress and true recovery from your Back Pain.
“Eat less and exercise more” is often the advice given for weight loss.
If only it was that simple and our minds were that robotic!
The reality is that we are illogical beings who are easily conditioned, have different personalities and who often find change scary and challenging.
In my opinion, the reason why weight loss is difficult for some people is the many attachments they placed on food.
For example, it often appears to be more about how food makes us feel rather than the nutritional content that drives us to eat.
In addition to feelings, unconscious beliefs also play a large part in why we choose certain foods and the amounts we consume….
As an example of this, I once met a lady who really struggled to lose weight. She tried every diet, recruited the best personal trainers but still she could not achieve any long lasting results. But when this lady finally reflected and tapped into her unconscious mind, she realised that it was her anxiety that was holding her back, as she believed that if she lost weight then she would become more attractive to men thus potentially putting her cherished relationship with her loving husband in jeopardy.
The same approach can be applied to pain, where if we tap into our unconscious we tend to discover unconscious beliefs/thoughts that are preventing the pain to go, for example:
I have not worked in years; I’m worried that I may not be able to do my job now?
I really did not enjoy my job; I don’t want to go back!
Would my partner give me less attention?
If I am no longer a Chronic Pain sufferer, who am I?
So I urge you to also reflect on all of the possible undercover reasons that maybe holding you back from being pain free……
As a little awareness can often pave the way for life changing results!