back pain

Healing Pain with Herbs (Food)

Why Do We Need Pain? Pain tells the rest of your body that something is wrong, it draws your attention to a problem, either external damage like a cut, or internal damage like arthritis. Once you feel pain and realise something needs fixing, you have to diagnose the cause of the pain so you can decide what is needed to heal the pain. With acute pain, like a cut on your arm, the body responds with an internal reaction known as ‘inflammatory response’ where blood (involving white blood cells and the lymph system) are directed to the area to help in […]

Are You Still Suffering From Chronic Back or Neck Pain?

It is possible that you have degenerative disc disease. Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a condition affecting any part of the spine that is most often associated with aging and most commonly presents itself in the lumbar (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). It is in most cases a natural part of the breaking down of the body that we experience as we grow older. However DDD is found in all age groups, even a young 20 year old can experience this problematic condition, a young person can inherit a prematurely aging spine.   To understand DDD it is important […]

To Trapeze or Not To Trapeze

Have you ever done something that you know you shouldn’t? Well I guess the answer to that is yes, seeing as it is a human trait, and I am guessing you are human.  When on holidays recently in Bintan Island Indonesia, I was faced with a decision whether to participate in circus trapeze or not. You know those instances, when you are surrounded by friends and you want to join in but know you really shouldn’t do it. The Circus Master was stating out loud and clear “ if you have any back, neck, shoulder or wrist injuries you should […]