I had horrendous back problems for years, totally bed ridden for weeks on end, at times. It started way back when on the farm. Marygold (my horse) threw me and and it injured me somehow. I was bent right over after that one and then, every year, usually in mid winter, it'd get me again and bend me right over for a couple of weeks. After joining the Fam I had it happen only once. But it all came back worse, within a year of the ts rev. I had been playing with the kids (all day) in the ocean, pulled into a campground for the night and couldn't get up the next day - something about body surfing those waves, I think. It lasted a couple of weeks again. I managed for the next 8 years to do what I could, but I had to have a handle installed above my bed that I could grab onto if I wanted to roll over or even get out of bed. I went to work at some pretty heavy labor too, which didn't help. If I was having to shovel any dirt or gravel, I had to kneal down. My back just couldn't take it. I had to lay down quick if I felt a sneeze coming on, cause the sneeze was just too much contortion too fast. I felt like I had a piece of rubber band for a back with no strength there whatsoever.
I made a trip down south about 4 years ago and, just as a matter of survival, went out witnessing.
It may not bre the cure all, but it sure helped. I had a peace about it and was feeling good, relaxed. I got up the next morning and saw that the kids were playing on the trampoline. They asked me to watch them, which I did. then I got on to show them a few tricks, cause I was pretty good at the tramp in high schoolo. Knowing I had a back problem I tried to be very easy on myself and just did a few very simple things. Up and down I went to get a bit of height, then to a seat, from a seat on over to another seat facing the opposite direction, up and over to a stomach, a twist to a back, and on up onto my feet. But in the twist to a back something snapped. I felt something click and I walked off of that tramp pain free. There is God!
I don't credit the tramp for the resolution of the back problem, although it was instrumental. A chiro could have probably done the same under the right circumstances. I credit God and the decision I made at that time to get back out laboring in the vineyard. Like I said, I had a peace about that, and if there were any knots that needing undoing in my emotional life (and there were) they were letting go. I slept like a baby and went around testifying and praising God for the next couple of weeks.
I noticed then that I had another problem, a bit of lower back discomfort, and it wasn't until a year later that that problem went away, and that problem went away when I came to the boards and got over the emotion of having come out of the Fam.
My back problems were emotional. I'm ok now, 100%, thank God!
> I have had lower back problems for years. I
> tried a lot of things, but the one thing
> that has really made a difference is taking
> a vitamin supplement " Calcium,
> Magesium and Zinc " Calcium; is an
> essential mineral for strong teeth, bones,
> nails and hait. Magnesium; is important for
> healthy nerves and muscles(including your
> heart) Zinc; is involved in body metabolism
> and aids in proper growth. It has been good
> for me.