Fasting to Heal Backaches
I once damaged my back and, due to excruciating pain, could not move, so I entered a seven-day water fast. It hurt every day of the fast; then, when I broke the fast, the back pain vanished. I went immediately back to construction work that involved heavy lifting.
Back pain may increase on a fast due to toxins in the lower intestine. The blood vessels that draw nutrients from the colon are very close to the nerves of the spine. The biochemical used for catabolism irritates the nerves. Back pain often decreases after elimination of the toxins. Using the enema kit will be the best remedy.
Back exercises can relieve some pain and protect against further injury. A cold pack also will help.
By Tom Coghill of Fasting.ws Articles may be copied or reproduced as long as the back links to fasting.ws are intact and the author’s name is included.