5 Causes and Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is so common today as to be staggering. There are several possible causes, but one stands out as the most common. Lets look at some common causes of lower back pain and what treatment they require.

One way to think about lower back pain is that the body has something wrong with it and it wants you to slow down. Since the lower back is so integral to being active this is a good place to give you pain so you have to slow down.

Another way to think about it is on an emotional level. Since the lower back supports the entire upper body, the largest percentage of your weight, then it might suggest that you aren’t being supported in some way.This could be that you aren’t supporting yourself, or the universe isn’t supporting you, or that you don’t feel supported by the important people in your life.

Applied kinesiology describes another type of lower back pain called “cardiac back” which has to do with the heart. Not in the sense of heart disease, but more in like a broken heart. It can be related to support as above, a sense of loss or some other emotional stressor.

Treatment for the emotional issues is fairly obvious. Acknowledging the emotional issue, taking time to reflect and deal with the stress, talking to a friend or professional and taking time to rest are the best things you can do.

Applied kinesiology offers a way to remove the emotions from the body that are affecting it so healing can begin sooner, sometimes immediate relief is found. Other treatments include herbs and supplements designed to help deal with stress. In some cases they can be essential. AK has a technique for cardiac back that can bring immediate relief.

Tight muscles can also cause lower back pain. The psoas is a deep muscle that runs from the inner lower back through the abdominal cavity over the outer hip area and down to the inner upper thigh. When this muscle is tight it can pull the lower back in causing extra curve. Releasing the psoas with a psoas release technique can completely eliminate the pain.

Another tight muscle that can cause lower back pain especially sciatica is the piriformis. This muscle runs across the upper hip area in back. Some people have a sciatic nerve that runs through the piriformis. When the muscle is tight it squeezes the nerve causing the characteristic back of the leg pain.

Simple stretches can give immediate relief to sciatica though more treatment is usually needed. Even though a single muscle is usually the primary cause, the usual problem with lower back pain is often the indirect cause.

Most lower back pain is caused by adrenal fatigue. The ligaments and tendons use the same nutrients as the adrenal glands. When there is high demand for those nutrients as there is with adrenal fatigue, the adrenals get the largest share so the ligaments lose out and become lax. Since the lower back caries the greatest weight that area is usually effected first.

In most cases I find that lower back pain needs to be treated through treating the adrenal glands. You can find this information in my book, Adrenal Fatigue — Get Your Life Back, available here for immediate download, and soon will be available on Amazon in physical form.

Knowing what treatment is needed for lower back pain, or any condition for that mater, can be very hard to find. Applied kinesiology uses muscle testing to find the cause and treatment that the body most wants. While muscle testing isn’t always 100 percent accurate, it does have a very high success rate that goes beyond what most doctors can claim.

Muscle testing and many applied kinesiology techniques can be done over the phone. I often give phone sessions to my clients as well as to people like you who find me through my website. Let me know if you’d like to schedule a session. I offer a sliding scale in an effort to help people out in these hard economic times.

There are many more causes of lower back pain. Many are discussed in my free book Back Pain Secrets. Be sure to download your copy today. And, let me know if you’d like help in finding the cause and best lower back pain treatment or other condition you may have.

Meet the Author

Hello and welcome to my blog! There are several reasons I decided to start writing a blog on natural self-healing. The main thing I want to do is to share information on health and healing so that people can take action to heal themselves using natural techniques. I have met so many people who couldn't afford natural health care. They may have had health insurance, but they didn't trust that model. Many people want to know how to be healthy naturally. They want to know what really works and what doesn't. They want to be health conscious and often fail because of poor information, lack of knowledge, bad science and other factors. This blog is intended to help demystify the body and its various functions and to help people understand what is really needed to obtain optimum health. One of the great things about knowledge of the body is that once you know and understand how it works it becomes easy to know what the right things to do for it. And, it is much easier to do the right things when the consequences of the wrong things are fully understood. To do this I will be drawing from the knowledge of many people that I have learned from. I will talk about biochemistry relating that to what is needed to obtain optimum health. There will be information about the physical structure of the body and how to keep that aligned and functioning well. A major part of yoga has to do with health, so information about yogic techniques will be included. Mental and emotional health are important for the health of the body/mind, so articles about these topics will be included. And, there will be an occasional article about me and what I am up to. Hopefully I can relate that back to some health issue as well. The title Self Adjusting Technique comes from my technique for self-adjusting the structural part of the body, that is adjusting the body's various vertebrae and joints. For this blog it will include the idea of how to adjust health issues for yourself and those you care about. With a little knowledge there is a lot people can do to help heal themselves and stay healthy. I want to explain complex information about the body in a way that is easy to understand and useful. The comments section will help in that goal as people can ask for clarification if there is something they don't understand. And maybe we can get some helpful input from people smarter than me that will benefit us all. I hope you find information that can help you with your health issues. Kalidasa

6 comments… add one
  • Janet Keller Dec 21, 2011, 5:39 am

    Is your book only in download format or is it just the adrenal fatigue book? I like an actual book to buy so I just wanted to be sure what the $39.99 covered. A book or a download of a book or books? If you could help me with this question I would greatly appreciate it.

  • Kalidasa Dec 21, 2011, 5:55 am

    They are both currently downloads. The adrenal book will be physical on Amazon soon. I have to re shoot photos for the self adjusting book so will take longer to get the physical version.

  • chiropractor 89134 Feb 20, 2012, 4:03 pm

    Interesting thought on treating adrenal glands to treat back pain. I’d like to read your book. Also for those who are having back pain, if you can, try avoiding tight jeans or pants, if you suffer from chronic back pain. Tight jeans or pants that effect how you sit down, stand, or even walk, are bad for your posture and can cause new pain in the back or worsen pain that you may already have.

    If you want to avoid serious back pain, it is important that you rest your back at the first sign of trouble. You should not push yourself; get rest and avoid strenuous activity as soon as you begin to feel pain. Taking back pain seriously right from the outset can prevent it from becoming severe.

  • Debbie Christian Apr 6, 2012, 3:02 pm

    Hello, i am in desperate need of advice or where to go now. In october i was diagnosed with adrenal inssufiency. I am given 20 mil of hrdrocortisone daily. In the mean time i was and still am suffering from lower back and leg pain. I have had a ECG and been to 2 nuerosurgons. The test come back normal with a normal syatical test as well. I get to the point i can hardly walk because of the pain. My stomach always feels swollen as well.could the adrenal gland becausing the pain? Would my endro doc be able to do a test? I have had mri’s, exrays, ect. This is not normal to have this back and leg pain? If so what can be done? Sincerly Debbie

  • Kalidasa Apr 8, 2012, 6:45 am

    @Debbie Christian, Yes, adrenal fatigue can cause stomach and lower back pain@Debbie Christian, Yes, adrenal fatigue can cause stomach and lower back pain. The best test is done with saliva, it tells the real story of what is happening. The tests you’ve had would come back normal, even the scans, the problem isn’t something that shows up as abnormal until it gets to the most extreme state. The main thing is to change your diet, processed foods (sugar and all ground up grains) is the main cause of adrenal fatigue, other stress is often a close second depending on the individual. My best protocol for adrenal fatigue is posted on this site with much more explanation in my adrenal fatigue book which is also available on Amazon in physical form.

  • Kalidasa Apr 8, 2012, 6:49 am

    @chiropractor 89134. I agree, there can be many causes of lower back pain, but I’ve found adrenal fatigue to be the main cause. Bed rest is used more in Europe with much greater success than surgery in the US. The rest eliminates a lot of stress and gives the adrenals a chance to recover. Herbs and supplements for adrenal fatigue really speed the healing.

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