Hello, so today I decided to make a video
to talk about my experience with back pain and how I was able to solve my back pain problem
which I had had for about seven years. So seven years ago I had this ice skating
accident where I fell really hard on my butt at the time.
And shortly thereafter, whenever I was sitting in a chair, my butt muscle would really start
to hurt. And for example whenever I would sit for an
hour or so, my left butt area would really start to hurt,
and I would have to get up and walk around. And it sort of just became unbearable.
This got worse and worse over the years, to the point where I would avoid sitting for
any amount of time. And so to do work, for example, I would end
up lying on the bed with the pillows propped up against my neck.
And I would also avoid driving, because that would require me to sit.
And sometimes you get stuck in traffic, and it would just be very painful on my butt and
my back area. So the pain started seven years ago, and it
kept progressively getting worse. I had been to all sorts of chiropractors,
doctors, all kinds of specialties, acupuncture, massage therapists, physical therapists.
None of them really worked, and so I sort of learned to live with it for seven years.
Earlier this year though, it just got really bad, because I was living in an area where
it was very humid, and it was also very cold every time it would start raining, I would
just feel like there was something twisting my spine, like the vertebrae in my spine.
it just became very unbearable. basically I was thinking of quitting my job
and selling my house to perhaps get surgery on it.
at that point, the problem was that I didn¡¦t even know if surgery would really help anything.
Because of all the doctors I had seen, all the specialties I had been to, nobody had
really pinpointed, I feel, nobody really had a strong grasp of exactly
what was wrong with the pain. We did x¡¦rays, we did mri¡¦s, and basically
it just showed that yeah there was some kind of a herniated disc that
they thought But the problem was that my pain was not just
that herniated disc area, it was more of the butt area.
the other thing is that when I first had the accident about seven years ago, at that time
there was actually no herniated disc issue. Because once I had the butt pain issue seven
years ago, I immediately went to see a doctor and they took an MRI.
at that point (the doctors found that) there was no issue with my discs.
so seven years later, now there¡¦s an issue with the disc, but the pain from the butt
has just been there all along. so I really suspected whether the doctors
who looked at the mri¡¦s had really pinpointed the real source of my problem.
So to get to the juicy part of the story, earlier this year, as the pain got really
unbearable, I went online and started searching for all kinds of different resources
to see if ¡K to really try to figure this thing out. I basically made it almost like
a full-time job to research and to study. I was also doing yoga exercises every day,
basically, anything that I thought would help with the back pain.
So as I was searching the internet, I came across this book. the book¡¦s title was
healing back pain by Dr John Sarno. I don¡¦t want to give away the whole contents
of the book because I think it¡¦s a really good book, and I think you should go buy it
if you haven¡¦t heard of this. But basically I can say that that book saved
my life, literally. Within one week of reading that book my back
pain was 50% gone. Within two weeks, it was 70% gone.
And after three weeks, 90-95% recovery from the back pain.
It¡¦s basically a miracle is all I can say. To go into a little bit of what the book talks
about is that, basically, it was sort of a psychological process where the pain in my
back arose from certain it was my way of dealing with certain stressful
issues in my life. all along I had thought that it was the skating
injury that happened seven years ago. But when I thought about it again I actually
realized that around that time, it was also the time that I was taking a certain exam.
I was preparing to take a very important exam, and it was right when I was sitting in the
library studying for that exam when this whole episode started and didn¡¦t
go away for the next seven years. And after reading Dr. Sarno¡¦s book I realized
this is¡K he clearly has a very good point about
how your psychological state can really affect certain things that happen in your body.
For example he cites butt pain as one of the most common areas of pain
that are caused by this psychological process. Another area is lower back and upper shoulder
area. Basically, these were all very common symptoms
of a person¡¦s reaction to stress. I won¡¦t say too much about exactly what
he talks about in the book because I think it¡¦s a really good read and
you should really get a copy if you haven¡¦t done so. And by the way I¡¦m not getting
paid to advertise his book or anything like that.
I just thought it would be helpful to other people who might be suffering from
back pain to hear about my story. And so yeah, that¡¦s all I have to say for
now. If you have any comments or questions feel free to leave them on this page,
and I wish you best of luck.