In early July 2023, I suffered lower middle back pain like I have never experienced before. I had no idea how it happened but I had a hard time rising from a sitting to standing position and then back to sitting. I have a service-connected disability for a low back injury while in the military, but haven’t had it this intense before.
I did my normal care by seeing a chiropractor just after the injury. The visit provided some relief but the pain returned shortly after. We were scheduled to go camping that week from Thursday to Sunday so we went forward with our plans. There were various levels of pain throughout the week, but the pain came on again on Saturday while still camping. Another chiropractor was available on Saturday, so I went for another adjustment visit which provided little relief from the pain. We packed up on Sunday and returned home without any decrease in discomfort.
After unpacking, I decided to go to urgent care for a possible muscle relaxation prescription. I did receive a prescription and began taking as recommended, but no relief was felt. I also tried higher alternating doses of Ibuprofen and Tylenol. I continued to try stretching it out, but it was too painful to even get down on the floor and move into a position to stretch.
Monday came and I was able to see another chiropractor who attempted to provide relief through an adjustment, but he basically said he had done everything he could do.
Tuesday came and a call to a friend from church known for his gift of healing. The request was just to pray, but he said I will come to your house and pray. Later in the afternoon, he came and prayed with a hand on my shoulder. He asked God to heal my spine, discs, tendons, and muscles in the area of the pain. After he finished, he asked if I had felt any tingling or warmth in the area of the pain which I didn’t. Then for me to get up and walk a couple laps around the house. I did and came back and sat down. Little did I know that I got up, unassisted, and sat down, unassisted. He prayed again and then asked about the tingling and warmth, still nothing, and then to walk around the house again. I got up, walked around, came back, and sat down. I felt restored, no pain. I didn’t take anymore medications and haven’t needed any for over a month.
My lesson is to go to the great healer Abba Father FIRST! I tried everything I knew to do, but until I got to the end of me, that’s where He was waiting to perform His work.
Praise God, praise God, praise God!