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Back pain, pain of the century?

Back pain is a general term that can refer to a range of conditions. From low back pain, to cervical pain, such as a wry neck, including localized respiratory discomfort in the back, and also headaches. 

Many of these illnesses have, in my opinion, a common denominator: the disappearance of pelvis harmony. From infants to the elderly, this imbalance first causes a change in the building material itself, the bone texture, then it becomes an alteration of the joints, i.e. ligaments and muscles, until it reaches the individual's gravity line.

In the young as well as the not so young, the athlete or the sedentary, the manual or the intellectual, the bone will store tensions and it will memorize all the shocks of life in its cells, important or not.

The back constitutes a part of our anatomy that we do not see... this is certainly obvious, but beyond this truism, do we accept the idea that we store there, perhaps unconsciously, the difficulties or feelings that we do not want, or no longer want, to hear about and that we prefer to keep out of our sight? And if we have pain in our back, wouldn't it be something that we refuse to see and which, moreover, demands our attention by making us suffer?

I sometimes hear in the words of some patients: "I have a bad back", as if that back had done something wrong! But is it the back that's bad or the energy we've blocked? 

The back is also the pillar of our being. It supports us as it gives us strength, righteousness and dignity. We can stand up and walk with our heads held high, as we can be bent and bent under the weight of our burden... 

The responsibility to "earn a living", to "carry one's weight", to be the "backbone" of the family, to "keep oneself", are all "obligations" that are similar to questions of survival and that always resonate with back pain. "I have no support", "they let me down" are also thoughts that will eventually translate into back pain or weakness...

"A broken back will often indicate a deep conflict with our life task or our place in life. In the same spirit, an intervertebral disc, rightly considered as a shock absorber, if moved, or put in resonance with a repressed feeling, and whose gelatinous substance, its protection, is no longer able to support the weight of the backbone, this disc will cause a hernia.

As for muscle cramps or pain, do they not simply imply a certain rigidity in our behaviour, a certain resistance?

If we suffer from a bad posture, perhaps we should ask ourselves about our position in the world. "Am I standing up straight or am I bent over myself"