October 27, 2018
October 28, 2018


If you have back pain, I’d recommend reading ‘Crooked‘ by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin. Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.

I haven’t read it but I can imagine it:

– Bad posture.

– Believing in big pharma pills and operations.

– Neglecting exercise out of fear.

– Resigning yourself to pain for life.

– People heavily addicted to the opioids to relieve pain.

BBC News article today: The life and death of Maddie Linsenmeir.

Maddie first took a highly addictive painkiller called Oxycontin at a party when she was a teenager.

She quickly became an addict and in the US drugs are easy to get hold of. Authorities have seized enough fentanyl to kill every single American.

American doctors widely prescribe opioids for pain management, and pharmaceutical companies are allowed to advertise drugs on television including in primetime slots such as the Superbowl in 2015.

She has died at the age of 30 leaving a 2 year old orphan.

Jay Lavery a 50 y.o. farmer from Sharon Springs, N.Y., posted a video of himself on Facebook in 2017, dancing to “Cheap thrills” by Sia while in a barn at the Permaculture Inn farm.  

He wrote: 

“It’s that time of the year for the “Let’s Move Challenge”. 

Dancing is how I stay warm in the barn and I never know when I’m going to break out into a dance. What most people don’t know is that 15 years ago I had a traumatic back injury that caused me to have several back surgeries including a discectomy and a spinal fusion and never ending back pain. 

Dancing along with yoga and meditation are my only alternatives to pain medication. 

I hope this can inspire anyone to move in spite of pain and I hope this puts a smile on your face for the New Year.”

Upper back pain = unreleased anger

Lower back pain = unreleased sadness

Our body never lies, our ego does lie .

If people started to dance most of their unhappiness and illnesses would vanish. Don’t underestimate the value of dancing to music. I feel lucky I found the will to start dancing. 

Download @anchorquest mobile app to tackle back pain problems or shyness to start dancing.