A large number of people with back pain have no idea what is actually causing it. After finally getting that ultrasound, CT, or MRI that you’ve been waiting for, you have been given the “all clear” from your MD that you are physically fine. The pain is still there so you’re told to keep popping the pain killers and eventually the pain will go away.
The first problem with this approach is you are only focusing on the physical or structural. Like the wind, the actual cause of your pain can not be seen, but sure can be felt. If you are like I was when my pain was getting increasingly worse you will try to work through the pain, hoping it will soon go away.
Secondly, most are not aware of the emotional connection to their pain. It took me quite a long time to figure out that I had to change in more ways than one. If you have realized that you have to change your environment, then good for you. However, if you can change the way you see your environment then you are ahead of most others. I had to step away from my old career to begin the healing process.
And the last point, time does not actually heal all wounds, completely. If you are not processing or releasing your emotions properly, you may not heal. You may have moved on from your past but the old emotions can still be lodged in your body. Often they become trapped in organs, glands and connective tissue, holding bones and muscles in place, contributing to on-going pain. While these structural changes aren’t enough to show up on MRIs or CT scans, they can certainly be felt!
We all have the amazing ability to heal ourselves, but we can’t always see the connections to our ailments. But, by recognizing that how we interact with our environments and emotions can influence our physical pains, is the first step. When we do this, we can heal faster, improve our mental health and prevent further injuries.
In emotional health and well being,