I wanted to bump this a little.
I have had back pain a lot. I notice a trend. It moves around. It comes and goes. When I am trying to treat my back, even indirectly, by doing things like taking an aspirin before bed (even for high blood pressure, not back pain) or laying down to meditate with a heating pad my pain gets WORSE.
I just had 2 masterful massages in the past month. My back pain got worse.
I haven't even gotten the mask yet, but am preparing (will tell you how in a second).
About last night; when I laid down to go to bed after about 30 minutes of a back massager and heating pad, my back and neck felt horrible. I was worried about not sleeping at all.
So, popped 4 ASPIRIN, took some magnesium, vitamin d, cod liver oil, calcium etc. Now these may or may not work - as a matter of fact, sometimes I can stack like that and still have back pain when I wake up later.
However, today I woke up pain free.
The thing I did different was talk to my brain before bed. This may sound crazy, new agey, silly blah blah blah, but there are Doctors that recommend this.
How many of you have heard of TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome)? I am wondering if what is happening with all this back pain is a RELEASE of pent up ANGER and Frustration - though we are finally getting treated, maybe subconsciously some are angry about it, or maybe angry about missed time.
Hear me out. http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/The_Tension_ ... drome_Wiki
If you read a book by Dr Jon Sarno called: "Healing Back Pain" (of all things) he talks about this. To get a brief synopsis here is a little video of him on 20/20: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B2IE0o7diU
To be fair some of these people were suffering with CRIPPLING pain.
So I want to run an experiment for CPAP users. As I said, I am preparing. How? I read the book by Doctor Sarno (there is even an audio book version available) and now I am going to do this like my life depended on it: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Structured_E ... al_Program
- This is a daily program for a few weeks with exercises to help cure back pain.
The alternative/companion program to this is: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/TMS_Recovery_Program
For those who just want to call this Quackery - apparently the US SENATE HEALTH, EDUCATION, LABOR AND PENSIONS COMMITTEE took him seriously enough to have a hearing about his ideas/methods.
Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjG-8GE2Wf4
Right now after about a week of back pain, increasing each day, I am standing here after a night of great sleep - even though when I laid down my back was horrible. I had a serious, firm, talk with my brain saying, "Hey man. I am doing my best to get healthy. I have an appointment tomorrow at the sleep clinic and my mask is coming soon! But you need to meet me half way and work with me, not against me. If you have some pent up anger or emotion bring it up to me in my dreams or we can talk about it tomorrow, but right now I need some sleep. So GTFO with all this fake back pain!"
And I soon, the back pain was gone, and I am standing here now with no trace of it. Keep in mind you can blame the stack I took, but like I said, it wasn't working that well the previous days SO WHAT CHANGED??
Anyone who would like to try this with me, we can post our results here or even start another thread, but the reason I like this thread is because it's high on the google list (at least for me) when I search "back pain sleep apnea". That means other people will find this thread, and if we are getting positive results, we can post them here so others can find them later.
Anyway, comments, questions, flames
or anyone want to do this?
PS - if anyone wants to call bs - I please ask you to at least watch the 2 videos I posted in this thread IN THEIR ENTIRETY. I know I am not on the CPAP yet so that is why I am asking people who are to try this with me. I am trying to pre-empt knowing I have had terrible back pain "pre-mask" already in my life, so I am going to program my brain to be ready for when I do get on full time treatment.