Back Pain – Do you suffer from it?

Back pain, not something we like or want to discuss. Yet Back Pain affects over 60% of the world’s population at some time in their life and at variable levels of severity.

I was  and still am at times a back pain sufferer and I don’t like it, no I don’t, not one little bit and I am fairly certain you don’t either.

Now I am not a Back Pain specialist and I don’t hold any medical degree in this matter. I share my own experience with back pain and feelings of others who suffer back pain, so this is where my advice and information on this real problem is going to be based. Just everyday ordinary people who have to deal with back pain on a daily basis.

My Back Pain Story

About 10 years ago I suffered an injury to my lower back during a rather unwanted violent event. I still remember that moment so vividly it makes me cringe.

I can still feel the moment that pain shot through me at a crippling rate, the immense pain, like someone had taken a sharp steel rod, drove it into my lower back and connected it to the mains electricity supply, oh it was sickening, debilitating and I was doing all I could to control my breathing and not allow the tears to stream down my face.

I was in so much pain I just wanted to die and I sure as hell could not move enough to drive the car. I managed to make it home with the help of some friends.

It was a Saturday evening and I was in no shape to sit in a hospital emergency waiting room for 6 hours, the pain was so excruciating and by this stage I needed assistance just to walk and dress.

I sat down with a bottle of scotch and some over the counter pain pills and went to work on becoming so intoxicated I would barely feel the pain. Stupid yes I know but at the time that was the only logic I could come up with in my extremely fragile state after the events of the evening.

I managed to successfully induce an alcohol comatose state of sleep, but the next day man did I feel it, I knew I needed medical attention. Now to cut a long story short, yes there was severe damage that would be long term, and so began my life on morphine, prescription codeine and copious amounts of alcohol to go with it.

Not a great way to live life as any of you would agree, but when you become a back pain sufferer to the point where you have to get your daughter to help you stand up, just to get off the toilet! your life pretty much sucks, depression hits you coupled with constant pain and limited physical movement and before you know it you become comfortable being a recluse and consuming more and more prescription pain pills with alcohol and the nasty cycle begins.

Desperation and Back Pain

Long term back pain sufferers do start to become desperate and we try all sorts of weird, wonderful and untested methods to try and alleviate the constant pain that we feel has crippled our lives. We will search high and low for anything that is a better solution to all the drugs we constantly take just to function at some level of normality.

Late night info-commercials become your friend and before you know it your funds have been used up on useless products that did more harm than good. Now I am not saying it is all bad and some back pain sufferers do find something that works better for them than the 100 prescription pills they take in a week.

More often then not it is costly and just causes more pain.

What Worked For Me

After trying many things from physiotherapy to acupuncture, machines and gadgets very little did anything to ease the pain in my lower back and many times over the years I would revert back to the prescription drugs just so I could go to work and appear to function as a valuable member of society.

That was until I came across Forever Living Products. I was already a member of the Forever Living Products Company and I had occasionally purchased some of the product here and there but like so many other people I always gave excuses to myself for not purchasing the product and giving it a try.

I listened to the hype from the media and medical professionals saying that the Aloe Vera drinks and nutritional supplements would do nothing to ease my pain, so I never gave them a second thought.

until I had wasted all my money and crushed all my hopes on so many traditional options for back pain that did not work.

Out of options and knowing that the many years of constant heavy medications taken daily with alcohol were sending me to an early grave I decided one day, “enough was enough”.

I went back over the Forever Living Products catalogue and logged onto the website. I started sifting through all the information I could get my hands on. Not just about Forever Living Products but about Aloe Vera in general and what I started to learn about this plant was astounding.

Apart from being the go to plant for treating burns and skin problems, there was a ton of information on the miraculous benefits others were having from drinking the gel from this plant.

The Aloe Vera plant was being hailed as the unknown secret to internal health, helping people with conditions from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) to easing pain in arthritis sufferers and that’s what sparked my hope and intrigue.

I started purchasing a monthly supply of a couple of the Forever Living Products, from myself of course at distributor price. Then I set about making sure I developed the habit of taking these products every single day without fail. I was sceptic to say the least and I really didn’t expect to see any magical or miraculous results but I had nothing to lose except the severe pain I had lived with for many years now.

After the first month I noticed a remarkable difference in my general health, my depression wasn’t as bad, my skin and hair were healthier and my pain medication usage was down by around 10%  So I placed another order and continued on.

After 6 months of daily use I was now completely drug free. I no longer needed all the medication for my back pain.

I actually had no more back pain unless I did something really stupid that put stress on the injured area of my back, like lifting something extremely heavy.

Every day I take my Aloe products from Forever Living and have been free from prescription medication for many years now.  Not a day goes by where I am not grateful to Forever Living Products for their business opportunity and most of all the Quality Aloe Vera products that they produce.

 My magic bullet for “Back Pain” from Forever Living Products 

The 3 core products I use daily without fail to manage my pain are

  1. Freedom2Go– patented, stabilized aloe vera gel, plus Glucosamine, Chondroitin and MSM, and the sweet taste of antioxidant-rich Pomegranate juice.
  2. Arctic Sea Capsules– each capsule has an EPA content of 225 mg and 150 mg each of DHA and oleic acid, all of which are lacking in most Western diets. The benefits of EPA and DHA include supporting the circulatory system.
  3. Bee Pollen– The nutrients in bee pollen are readily digestible and easily absorbed by the human body. Forever Bee Pollen may assist in maintaining a healthy circulatory, digestive, immune, and nervous system.
Freedon2Go pouch-Arctic Sea - Bee Pollen

                         My go-to for back pain

 

Now this may not be the answer to your pain management but then again it very well could be but only if you are willing to commit to consuming the drinks each and every day without fail.

No matter what you find helps you if it is better than popping handfuls of heavy drugs daily then I would encourage you to stick with it.

What the doctors often fail to tell us is that the prescription pain medication is not a cure for our pain it is just one way we can manage the pain every day.

They will not tell you it can be addictive and over long periods of time with continued use you are destroying your liver, damaging your stomach lining and will face further complications down the track.

I have shared my experience with you to give you hope and inspire you to find a solution to your back pain management that doesn’t involve the daily taking of heavy duty drugs.

Please feel free to share what you have found that works for you or not worked for you in the comment box below and if you know of others who are suffering from back pain and may benefit from reading my story the share it with them also.

About Sandra Lemming

I have chosen to have a business with the Forever Living Company because the company has been operational for over 30 years. The products are of the highest quality. And the Forever Aloe products have, put simply, changed my life.