There's one good sign in all this, Jane. You're determined to get to the bottom of this. You're obviously ready to ring in some changes in your lifestyle.
I don't promise an easy ride. It won't be. But when you hurt all over like this, you need to go back to basics. I can give you some direction, but it's going to take a lot of determination on your part. Do it! I sense you are ready.
1. There's strong research showing that the ratio of Omega 6 / Omega 3 in your diet is a strong determinant of general inflammation in the body. The ratio should be less than 5/1 but the typical Western diet is often 20/1 and the American diet sometimes 60/1. Inflammation.
In short, too much Omega 6 fatty acids, and too little omega 3.
Think fatty fish, three times a week, fish oil tablets and grinding your own flax seed EVERY DAY for your cereal. Start hunting for a source of flax seeds, get a whole pound or two, inexpensive, and a coffee grinder. Add a tablespoon to your cereal every morning. Avoid flax seed oil. Fish oil ...
Today, order an inexpensive coffee grinder from Amazon, buy some fish oil capsules (1000mg per day), buy some fresh salmon (expensive), look at this fish soup recipe ...
Cut out the omega 6 cooking oils in your diet and change to olive oil. Canola is controversial, but is an omega three oil.
Nothing really difficult there. It will take a little time, though.
2. Start going for a minimum of twenty minutes walk every day. Every day! Lunch time with an apple and sandwich in hand? Get out of the office, out of the chair, on your feet, walk. Walking benefits ...
If walking gives you back pain, brisk walking, then ask your chiropractor to check you out for a Leg length inequality and Low back pain …
3. Start these Lower back exercises
EVERY morning before you get out of bed. Every morning!
When you've got those three down and you are doing it every day, get back to me. Keep the same link please.
Not a lot of money, but quite a lot of effort is needed to claw yourself back to good health. And some time.
Dr. Barrie Lewis