Are we hypochondria?
It looks so after the research on healing back pain, from Dr. John E. Sarno. (His Book: Healing Back Pain. The Mind-Body Connection).
When I had my disk broken, scolioses, protruding disks, – regardless which person I asked, the answer was always: “Don’t care!”
When I had my big back problems …, I went to a physician, and she told me, when she was living as a child on a farm, everybody had to labor very hard to fill up the storehouse, and this caused back pain for a month. After that, the back pain disappeared by itself.
This was such an eye opener for me that I didn’t care for my back pain anymore because I knew how hard the farmer worked; at 70 years the old farmer, worked very hard the whole day. For instance, the farmer picked up straw bales (20Kg) with the fork and throw them on the wagon (Do this for a whole day…).
I had thought before I talked to my Physician that the farmer never had back pain. From this time on I have done very strong back exercises that I should not do according to doctors’ recommendation. As usual, the orthopedic doctor had been wrong! My back is better than ever before.
Dr. Sarno says that these back problems and symptoms are normal, meaning broken disks, scoliosis, protruding disks, and slipped disks have been quite common for centuries, and only fewer people had back pain from these symptoms. Today people are experiencing more pain for the same symptoms, that was not a problem before! Why?
The reason is simple, people are focused on their pain and sorrow, and if they have fear, stress, or anger, then this will cause them pain. The cause is not the broken disk or the protruded disk, it is the focus on the problem combined with the suppressed negative feelings. This means the stress or strong emotion will cause the pain in the weakest part of our body if the heart is the weakest organ, then this can cause heart problems for instance!
Don’t make your problem bigger than it is!
Some days after I had read his book: “Healing Back Pain. The Mind-Body Connection” I could not move my back anymore (lumbago). I decided to drive my car to the disco. I could hardly get in the car. And to get out of the car caused me a huge pain. Then I went dancing, ignoring the pain, and after 20 minutes the pain was gone. In the last 8 years, I haven’t had strong back pain again, it only bothers me now sometimes a little bit.
Don’t focus on your diseases, enjoy your life!
Ignoring the pain works much better than focusing only on the back pain in your life. Do exercises even it is painful, dancing, or just shaking the body will work. For sure painkiller doesn’t work and makes everything worse.
Dr, Sarno on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2IE0o7diU