Backs. We’ve all got ‘em. At least I hope we do cuz if you don’t all you’re left with is your front and fronts tend to get kind of…mushy. But I digress, what I wanted to talk about specifically is back pain. It seems to be a curse of modern society. My husband’s back is chronically bad. My mother is currently experiencing some acute pain. My sister was in a serious car accident last year during which she crushed her L-3. They had to reconstruct the vertebra with cadaver bones and build a ‘cage’ around it. She’s still in a considerable amount of discomfort.
And now we arrive at my true worry: MY back. (Seriously, when is it NOT about me?) My back isn’t terrible. It’s just…stiff. Usually. Although a decade or so ago when I was going through some real back problems, a chiropractor told me I had the spine of an 80 year old. She also said that she sees that in lots of farm people. And granted, I’m not particularly nice to my back. There’s a good deal of shoveling and lifting and mowing and chopping and baling…well, you get the picture.
So my question to you is this: Do you have some magic potion for spine health? Maybe a snake elixir given to you by a traveling shaman, or some odd yoga pose where you stand on your elbow and put your heel in your ear. Anything?
And if you happen to be lying on your back with nothing to do (please note that beautiful segue!) I wanted to let you know that we’re offering a new ‘boxed set’ of some of my old favorites. If you get a chance please check it out at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E80FT1I
Enjoy the remainder of summer…it’s slipping away fast.