Experiencing back pain is a life changing event. It makes you quickly realize how lucky you are to be pain free, mobile and capable of doing the things you love. For the lucky few that haven’t experienced this type of pain, it is often difficult for them to understand. One of the best ways for you to deal with back pain is to seek support of other people that have had similar experiences.
However, there is a difference between finding a support group and surrounding yourself with negative people that will only add to your emotional and physical pain. The key to a successful support group is one where people share what they are doing that works. There are literally dozens of treatment options that your doctor doesn’t even know about. Support groups will help you identify these treatments. Keep in mind, just because something doesn’t work for someone else, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.
Please let me reiterate this crucial point. DO NOT let negative people influence you. The last thing you need is to be reading about how nothing works and how you are destined to be in pain. You ultimately control your health. No one, not even your doctor can take your pain away. They can only give you the education and tools. You will have to do the rest.
Where to Find Back Pain Support Groups
Along with hundreds of pages of great content on this website, we have an active forum and blog. On our forum you can be involved in discussions with people from all over the world that are either dealing with back pain now or have dealt with it in the past. Our blog is also interactive. You can comment, as questions, and read about all the latest back pain news.
Back Pain Support Groups and Treatments
Remember, a support group will only take you so far. You will also need to take an active, aggressive treatment approach to your pain. The first step in creating your treatment plan is to identify which specific condition you have. This will enable you to identify the most effective treatment options for you based on the severity of your pain, your budget and your level of physical fitness.
If you have not visited the treatments section of our website, you should definitely do so. This section is filled with dozens of videos that uncover numerous treatment options from inversion therapy, spinal decompression, muscle balance therapy, and more.
Written By: Updated: October 3,2011