Having broke my back at 18 I had a steep learning curve when it came to managing my own health & wellness both physically and mentally. Spending 6 months having to learn to walk again, it was an incredibly testing time for me when I had led a very active lifestyle beforehand.
From that point on and having the humbling realisation that we are not invincible, I made the conscious decision to take the lead in terms of looking after my mind & body. Given the somewhat weakness in my lower back, I put procedures in place for managing the stiffness and pain with regular tailored exercise. However, I often found I was still struggling to manage the sciatica/inflammation in my back and was always in search of alternative remedies to traditional pain killers and constant heat pads.