Today a friend of mine called because she was having lower back pain. Of course, it was the usual culprit — stress.
What happens is that stress causes a strain on the adrenal glands. The stress can be from diet, emotions, physical over-exertion, chemicals and more.
The adrenal glands handle stress
The adrenal glands are natures answer to stress, and they do a good job at it for how we evolved. Unfortunately, the stress that ancient people faced was about a thousand times less than what we experience in modern life. Oh, the wild animal is more likely to kill, but your body’s reaction is the same as when you have a near miss on the freeway, or from eating a piece of cake. That spinning class isn’t natural either, more like being chased by wild animals than exercise.
Adrenal glands get preferential treatment
The point is that the adrenals take a hard hit and grow weak. Thing is, the same nutrients the adrenals need are also needed by your ligaments and tendons to keep them strong. The adrenals are much more important, so the body diverts the nutrients to them to keep you running.
The lower back supports the entire body
The sacroiliac joint is what supports the weight of the entire upper body. Those ligaments tend to be the first to go since they bear the most weight.
My friend had been on a crazy tour, traveling, eating what was available, and having her sugar addiction come back with a vengeance. Don’t worry, we all have that very same addiction. Most addiction is sugar addiction.
Unfortunately, there’s not much that can be done for lower back pain until the adrenal glands are taken care of. It can be quick too.
Herbs for the adrenal glands
Fortunately, she has access to inexpensive acupuncture. Plus a good Chinese Herb shop near by.
Herbs are the best for quick lower back pain relief. The adrenal fatigue herbs listed are the ones that are the fastest working I’ve ever seen or experienced. There are two of them, licorice and Siberian Ginseng. They work great together, though sometimes the Ginseng can be too much for women, like with my friend. Astragalus is a good substitution, but it might not work as fast.
You just have to say “NO”
I told my friend that if people knew as deeply how bad sugar is for them, if they knew the physiology of what happens, that they wouldn’t eat it. It’s become a bit of a slogan, but sugar really is white death, it’s just slow so you don’t notice so much.
Health starts with adrenal health
Most major illnesses start from adrenal fatigue. Well, it goes deeper than that, but brain chemistry and behaviour is a subject I haven’t gotten into yet. But, things like heart disease, cancer, depression, gastrointestinal issues, diabetes and more can be traced biochemically traced back to the adrenal glands. Even lower back pain.