Back Pain – Spiritual Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Healing


Back Pain - Spiritual Meaning, Symptoms, Causes, Prevention and Healing

Back pain can range from a simple, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to move. This type of pain can also start quickly if you fall or lift something too heavy, or it can get worse slowly.

Back pain can affect people of any age, but it is considerably more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years.

Acute back pain starts quickly and lasts less than 6 weeks. It is the most frequent type of back pain. Acute pain may be caused by things like being tackled in football, falling, or lifting something heavy. Chronic pain lasts for more than 3 months and is much less frequent than acute pain.

Symptoms

The main symptom of back pain is an ache or pain anywhere on the back, and occasionally all the way down to the buttocks and legs.

In most cases, symptoms and signs clear up on their own within a short period. Other symptoms include – inflammation on the back, pain that reaches below the knees or muscle spasms.

Causes

Smokingquit smoking

Your body may not be able to get enough essential nutrients to the disks in your back if you smoke. Furthermore, smoker’s cough may cause back pain. Also, individuals who smoke are slow to heal, so this form of pain may last longer.

Being Overweightfat man eating hamburger and french fries

A western diet, that is usually high in animal fat can make you gain weight. Too much weight can constant stress the back and cause pain.

Being Pregnantpregnant

The extra weight of carrying a baby can place additional strain on the back.

Tip – staying mobile during pregnancy can really help with back pain since it keeps the muscles from getting too tight.

Nutritionfrench fries with cheese and herbs in a bowl

The connection between back pain and nutrition is all about inflammation. Meat, eggs, dairy products, and junk foods (hamburgers, French fries, onion rings, cheeseburgers, mayonnaise, hot-dogs, margarine, cookies, fried chicken, fried fish, and, cakes) trigger inflammation throughout the body, including the lower back.

Sports Injuries and Accidents

Almost any physical exercise places some stress on your back. That is why it’s crucial to keep the ligaments and muscles that support your spine strong and flexible. A healthy back can help prevent many sports injuries.

Osteoporosis

It is a bone disease that occurs when the body makes too little bone, loses too much bone, or both. Therefore, your spine’s vertebrae can develop compression fractures if your bones become brittle and porous.

Arthritis

Osteoarthritis can affect the lower back. Occasionally, arthritis in the spine can lead to a narrowing of the space around the spinal cord, a condition called spinal stenosis.

Stress

When we are under stress, we may change our posture and behaviors, including the way we move, the way we sit, and the way we sleep.

Spiritual and Metaphysical Causes of Back Painwoman with back pain

Back pain can be associated with many negative emotions in your life. For example, a lower back pain may reflect your lack of financial support or your fear of money.

In addition, pain or disability in the sacral region, at the base of the spine, represents fear of losing your freedom when others need your help. A pain in your middle back may be associated with your guilt.

The lower back is located in the area of the second chakra, also known as Svadhisthana. Your sacral chakra is located in the area of your navel, lower abdomen, sexual organs, and low back. As this chakra governs your capacity to relate to other individuals and the world around you, the Svadhisthana chakra also helps keep your ability to cope with life and emotions on an even keel.

When the second chakra is blocked or not open completely, there will be female problems, low back pain, sciatica, pelvic pain, urinary problems, emotional problem, sexual problems, lack of money, kidney weakness, constipation, muscle cramps, muscle tension, imbalances in the endocrine system, or nervous depression.

A good method to balance this chakra is to practice meditation daily and visualize the color orange, which is the Svadhisthana chakra’s color.

Prevention

Sleepwoman sleeping

Sleeping on your side or on your back with a pillow under your knees if you can. Additionally, you should sleep on a firm surface.

Physical Exerciseman running on beach exercise

When done in a controlled and progressive manner, active back exercises distribute important nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues in the back to keep the muscles, discs, ligaments, and joints healthy.

There are numerous types of exercise recommended for back pain, such as:

  • Water exercises;
  • Biking;
  • Walking;
  • Daily activities like gardening and housecleaning;
  • Swimming;
  • Stretching exercises;
  • Stationary cycling;
  • Resistance exercises;
  • Low-impact aerobics.

Plant-Based Dietblueberries in a bowl

The foods we eat are more than just sources of energy. Every vitamin, every mineral found in our daily food is used by the body in huge numbers of far-reaching reactions and to non-stop manufacture muscles, bones, lubricating fluids and nerves.

Correct Posture

Sit in car seats or chairs with correct lumbar support.

Acupunctureacupuncture for metaphysical pain

Acupuncture can play an essential role in the prevention, reduction or elimination of back pain by reducing recovery time and preventing a chronic condition from developing.

Yoga & Meditationyoga class women

Yoga will help you relax and unwind mentally and the specific asanas will continue to keep your back supported, your core strong, and your muscles released and lengthened.

Additionally, relaxation exercises elevate your sense of well-being, reduce stress hormones in your blood, and calm your mind.


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  1. Why is chiropractic care not listed under the prevention section?! Research shows it is the best prevention, as well as treatment, for back pain or other musculoskeletal ailments, in addition to overall wellness.

    1. Hi, Sheila. The best method to prevent back pain is a whole food plant-based diet because atherosclerotic plaque clogging the arteries feeding our spine is the leading cause of back pain.

      1. I injured my back when I was 24 and have had pain ever since. It seems to get worse no matter what i do. I have seen a chiropractor for the last 2 years but recently injured it helping somebody move. Usually if I have a bad back day it clears within a week, but this has led to a whole new type of pain (sharp stabbing pains constantly with a new type of tightness) and this pain has stuck around for about a month now.

        I think a lot of this may be related to money issues on a metaphysical level but also to over exertion. I don’t really have a lack of financial support but I have lived alone since I was 20 and I don’t really know what I’m doing when it comes to money (30 now). I don’t save anything. Anytime I have ever saved something has shown up and just wiped it out. Seemed like a good way to stay ahead of disaster was to just spend it on Life Experiences.
        I am stressed out a lot. I’m dating a woman who makes a lot more money than me now. It didn’t start this way, we were actually pretty even for the first 2 years and it was an amazing experience. I have basically grown to hate this relationship because I now feel constantly emasculated and useless by how much more she brings in. Passively I might add. It’s like she hit the lottery. However it’s not like it’s so much that she could just support me. I wouldn’t want that anyway it’s kind of pathetic.

        I feel very lost and overall defeated in this life. I’m just turning 30 and my physical capabilities are becoming more and more restricted every year by this back pain. Nothing really inspires me. I work as a bartender to get by and overall just feel like I’m just here to be here. I used to love surfing. It was my driving force for life and felt like a path. I lost my way and have barely surfed the last 6 year of my life. What used to be my escape now amplifies the pain every time I go out. I just don’t really see any of this improving anytime soon. 30 feels very late to the game as a male. Please help if you can. Thank you.

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