Monday, 19 March 2007

Even with back problems Enjoy your gardening :}

  • What a pain it is when you just want that big pot moving a couple of yards. Do wait until you can get someone else to do it. It is not worth aggravating your recovery from back pain for the sake of a little patience.
  • Let someone know you are in the garden working. If you do overstrain your back you will want the comfort of knowing someone will be checking on you from time to time.
  • Consider some of the many tools you can buy to help you if you have general backache, pinched sciatic nerve symptoms, upper or lower back pain. A small investment in some good quality tools will ease strain on your back and mean you can be independent in your gardening
  • If the physical work is really too much for your back at this stage you can do all the design, planning, ordering and task list. Teach others how to do what you know so they too can grow from the experience and learn to love gardening. Visit gardening forums and pass on your knowledge. For the year I could not do any gardening due to my low back pain and pinched sciatic nerve symptoms I taught my husband, following him round every inch and he went from being not at all interested... to now loving it :} Now I just need to get my garden back...!
  • Always think what you CAN DO not what you can’t do. You may have back pain but you do not need to give up your garden. Work out a way you and your back can enjoy it together…

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7 Day Back Pain Cure
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Sunday, 18 March 2007

More Gardening with backpain tips...

  • Scented plants are fantastic in raised beds for everyone to enjoy. You can even grow great vegetables in large raised beds and have more control over the environment and soil. Raised beds at waist height mean less work for your back. If you have a small lawn, consider gravelling it or using chamomile or other lawn plants.


  • When you first get back pain your garden can suffer as you deal with the initial pain. If your garden has done its own thing for a while you need to take it in hand. If family or friends cannot help, consider getting a company in to do the hard graft for you then you can concentrate on doing the finishing touches. If you share a garden or have an allotment consider asking if people would swap tasks with you so you do more of some things for them and they do more of say digging for you, it’s worth a try!


  • Consider a series of raised beds with paths in between so you can move easily between them to tend your plants. Don’t make the beds too wide though as you need to comfortably reach them.


  • When gardening with back pain issues warm up first. Do any back care stretches you have been following, go for a short walk and treat it like you are getting ready for some real physical activity …which you are. If it helps you use a heat pad while you are gardening to keep the muscles in your back warm and less prone to injury. After gardening do your back care stretches again and get into a warm bath or shower as soon as you can.


  • Frustrating as it is, do a little, rest, then do a little more. I used to be an all day gardener but now I respect my back and listen to any little aches and pains and stop before it needs to shout at me! Vary the activity so you don’t do repetitive tasks which put a strain on your lower or upper back. So mix it up with a little weeding, trimming, pruning etc. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY.


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For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
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Friday, 16 March 2007

Your back and your garden.

Just a few hints and tips i picked up about gardening if you have a bad back i hope might be useful. For the full article please visit my website www.mypetback.com.
  • If you love your garden as much as I do and you have backache, pinched sciatic nerve symptoms or one of the many back pain issues you may be wondering if you can ever garden again. Gardening can be hard on the back and I thought I would have to give it up forever. However I discovered that is not necessarily the case…

  • Gardening is a very physical activity but there are lots of things you can do to make it easier. Even if you really cannot do the physical work you can still take a very active part in your garden. Also gardening is a great motivator, and wonderful back care inspiration. If you want to do your garden and you are dealing with or recovering from, back aches and pains you are much more likely to keep up with any back care stretches and exercises and be diligent about looking after your back.

  • First do check with your healthcare professional to make sure it is safe for you to do gardening activities and if there is anything you should absolutely avoid doing.

  • Then look at your garden with a critical eye from your “bad backs” perspective and if necessary consider a redesign. This is something many gardeners do anyway once in a while. If you have persistent backache, back pain or disc problems you just need to take a few more things into account. You know your back like no one else does. Evaluate what jobs you find difficult and which are fine for you. Listen to your body and let that be your guide.

  • Consider a low maintenance garden. Plant so that there are no bare patches of earth where the weeds can grow. Less weeding equals less bending and less backache. Go for low maintenance plants and shrubs. Concentrate plants needing more attention in one area and consider a raised bed for them so less stooping for your back. Place the area nearer to your house or your garden shed. Your tools will be closer to hand that way.

  • Scented plants are fantastic in raised beds for everyone to enjoy. You can even grow great vegetables in large raised beds and have more control over the environment and soil. Raised beds at waist height mean less work for your back. If you have a small lawn, consider gravelling it or using chamomile or other lawn plants.

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More hints and tips next time until then take it easy and happy gardening :}

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Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
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Friday, 9 March 2007

Backache in the garden?

Spring has sprung ! It has where i live anyway. We have all the little spring flowers out and everything has started to grow, buds are everywhere and its a very exciting time of year for me. However where the flowers are growing so are the weeds, and weeds do seem to grow faster for some reason...

So i decided to do my first real foray into the garden since the winter today and i was thinking about how to garden with a back condition... Due to the severity of my condition last year i had to give up gardening for a long time and as i love gardening i have been researching how i could do it without aggravating my back. Here are some things i do which may be useful to you. You should obviously check with your doctor if there is anything you should not be doing.

Warm up first, especially if like me you have not done much gardening over the winter just do a few exercises, take a walk and get your muscles warmed up before you go in the garden. If it helps you try a heat pad on your back while working.

Decide what needs to be done then vary the tasks, keep swapping between them, that way you wont have your back and other muscles in one position all the time. Also do walk around every so often. Take regular breaks and start off with only gardening for a short time.

Listen to your body and if your back starts to protest , give it a break. Also do consider those tools you can get with long handles designed to help people with back pain. They make it a lot easier.
When you have finished gardening do your stretches and take a warm bath or shower.

Happy gardening!

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Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
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Saturday, 3 March 2007

5 simple steps to back pain relief.


Eliminate Back Pain Quickly Without Harmful Medications or Dangerous Surgery
5 simple steps for ridding yourself of back pain

Millions of people suffer from back pain unnecessarily when there is actually a very simple solution, according to Jesse Cannone , certified personal trainer and back pain specialist.

"Unfortunately, many people are led to believe that back pain is normal and were all supposed to experience it... well, thankfully, that’s not the case. Eliminating back pain is not nearly as difficult as most people think or are led to believe... it can actually be easy!" says Cannone.

Here’s the simple system that MUST be followed if you are looking for real, long-term, lasting relief:

1. Identify the cause – nearly all of the treatments people receive for back pain only focus on the symptoms and the healthcare professionals zoom in on only the problem area. The real key in eliminating back pain is to find out exactly what’s causing the problem... and most of the time it’s not even the back!

2. Address both the cause and the symptom – the best approach is a combination of treating the symptoms for pain relief while also addressing the underlying cause.

3. Be aware – many people suffering from back pain are not in tune with their bodies and during their treatment they do not realize what is working and what is not. In order to achieve long-term relief you have to understand how your body works, what’s causing the problem, and what changes have to be made to correct it.

4. Consistent Focused Action - achieving success in anything requires consistency and focused action. Most people with back pain won't make the time to work on their problem each day... instead they take pain killers which mask the pain and allow them to cause more damage while they continue with their life.

5. Don't do what doesn't work - we already know that most traditional treatments for back pain don't work.... why waste your time, energy, and money? The real key to eliminating back pain is to identify the true cause of the pain and then address it with a combination of treatments to treat both the cause and symptoms. Over 80% of all back pain is caused by muscle imbalances... NOT a lack of pain killers or surgery! Find out what's going on in your body and take action.



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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-


7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.