Back Pain

● From Alyssa Kelly (January 2023): “Just wanted to share a good small success story with everyone. Today out of no where my back started hurting sooooo bad! Felt like maybe a pulled muscle but I didn’t do anything super strenuous or traumatic so I’m not sure where it came from but it hurt even when I moved a tiny amount! Laid on a heating pad for an hour and a half with no relief and my next choice with something so painful would be tiger balm ointment but I thought let me try the grounding mat. When i started my pain level was 8-9, after laying on it for 3 hours my pain level decreased to a 3 and the surface area of pain decreased significantly as well. So grateful!! ??

● From Jill Hall Bowman (April 2022): “Holy moly. Just learned of this. I’ve had chronic back pain for 10+ yrs. I have been in pain 24/7 bad limp. Started grounding last Thursday my pain is almost gone my husband said I swore I saw you running by the chicken coop ! I was walking fast! I am still in shock.. why did I not know about this !!!

● From a 59-year-old woman in Los Angeles:  “I have had low back pain for about 4 years.  I went through the usual path of chiropractor, acupuncture, and some herbs. Initially I found an herb, Boswellia extract, to take the pain away. However, my pain always gets worse in cold weather.  It is now January and last October I got the grounding mat to sleep on. What a difference it has made. Now I don’t wake up stiff and hardly able to move. I can also cut back on the herbs.” 

● From Mike, a California construction project manager: “I’ve been grounding while I sleep for about 1.5 weeks and my back pain is down to about 45%. I’m 6’5” and have been dealing with back issues most of my life. I have been researching grounding for about 2 years and I have only been practicing barefoot outside until about 2 weeks ago. Knowing when we sleep is extremely important for healing and recharging, I finally pulled the trigger on an Earthing throw as well as an Earthing mat for when I’m at my computer. I am experiencing several (positive) mind and body differences that I have never had or lost somewhere in my youth.”

● From a woman in Australia: “I fell off an electric scooter and it ran over me. I was taken to the hospital and they couldn’t do much for me. They told me it would take 6 weeks to 2 months for healing and recovery, and possibly longer. I couldn’t walk, only shuffle. I had really bad pain in my lower back which was affecting my pelvic area.

“I heard of Earthing and decided to give it a try. After two nights of sleeping grounded, I couldn’t believe that the pain had reduced by at least 50% and I had my mobility back. I am so amazed by the effect. It’s been less than 4 weeks and I have experienced considerable repair and healing to my body to get on with my normal lifestyle.”

● From a 55-year-old man in Finland: “I injured my sternum in an accident, and the injury caused pains in my back and chest. Sleeping has been difficult due to not being able to find a comfortable position without pain. I put the grounding sheet in my bed and already on the first night I slept peacefully and felt more relaxed, without pain. In addition, my musculature has remained relaxed even after physical work. The stiffness that used to bother me is now gone. I have gained a peaceful sleep.”

● From a woman, 61: “I started Earthing on a sleep mat 2-3 months ago. I had lower back pain before I started. Now, it is about 80 percent improved.”

● Mike, 73, reported lower back for some weeks. Then he applied the Earthing patches to his back, which “knocked all the pain out. The pain would come back when the patch was off. Not a cure but definitely takes the pain away when on.” He also used a bed mat and found that he sleeps much deeper (“50% better after a week”) and when he wakes up for the bathroom trip he goes back to sleep much faster.

● A 62-year-old Pittsburgh man in the floor refinishing business employs younger men to run the heavier equipment. Generally, after training a new employee on the equipment, he develops a sore back. A friend gave him an Earthing patch and grounding cord to use after his next training session in case the pain developed. It did. His back started to throb that night.  He put the patch on the pain site. He called his friend the next morning and excitedly reported that “the pain was gone, I can’t believe it. It’s like magic.”

● “I spent my childhood barefoot, healthy and happy. So I was very interested in the concept that something so natural could be so beneficial for the human body. I have been working as a dental hygienist for most of my adult life. For the past few years, I have had a great deal of pain in my back because of the unnatural position I have to be in while working. I tried chiropractic treatments and yoga, but nothing seemed to work until I began Earthing. The first day that I spent barefoot outside in my yard for a few hours, I slept very soundly that night and did not have my usual aches and pain. I have kept going barefoot as much as possible during the summer and as long as I got my Earthing in every day, I was pain free. I am so happy to have such simple and natural solution. I’m planning to start sleeping grounded soon as well.”

● From a woman in Australia: “My 2-month-old scar wound from a caesarean was not healing and I had constant bad back pain. I had tried absolutely everything the doctor prescribed without any success. I heard about Earthing and, even though I was skeptical, I decided to try the large body band around my torso at night. However, I thought ‘what have I got to lose?’  I slept with the band on and for the first time since the birth of my daughter had a better night’s sleep, and the pain in my back went, and I think because of this my mood was much better the next day. I have been using the band for around a month and my wound is now 90% healed and my sleep is definitely better, making me a nicer person to be around.”

● “I ground myself every night and use a grounding patch while I’m in the kitchen for several hours.  I do the grounding because for five years I was in excruciating pain from a Bulging disc (L5, S1) that led to sciatic pain and nothing helped to relieve it. Grounding got me out of pain and saved my sanity.”

● From a delivery service worker: “Whenever I have a stress headache, tight neck and shoulder or back pain, I plug myself into the ground and attach the electrode patch near the site of pain. Within 30 minutes the pain has subsided, after 45 minutes the pain is totally gone.”

● “For eight years I suffered 24/7 from considerable leg pain due to neuropathy. After some 18 to 20 months of sleeping grounded on an Earthing sheet, my legs are completely healed of the neuropathy. For two and half years now, I’ve had no problem with neuropathy. What worked for me may not work for everyone, but this is my result. I have a left shoulder that has been seriously injured three times in my life, and I attach three or four grounding patches to it each night as I sleep and by the next morning 90-95% of the pain is gone. I’ve also used the patches to relieve the pain of a bum knee, back pain, headaches, sore throats, pain in my hands, and to prevent leg cramps. When I feel cramping coming on, I quickly attach an Earthing patch to the muscle in question and the tendency to cramping immediately stops.” (U.S.)

● “I have suffered from Achilles tendonitis in my right foot for many months and was starting to get it in my left foot. The pain when I got out of bed was excruciating, a 9 on a pain level of 1-10. After 4 weeks of grounding (with a half-sheet and mat) the pain level is about 4-5 now and the pain in my left foot has gone. My husband suffers from pain in his shoulders, hips, and back which we believe is osteoarthritis. The shoulder and hip pain is mostly gone and the back pain has reduced by 30%.”

● From a woman in Alberta, Canada (2019): “We see tons of snow for 4 months and minus 30-40. But the rest of the year I don’t touch the mat hardly at all (except for sleeping). It’s a game-changer for me. I have both knees and hips with severe osteoarthritis and a fractured L4, L5 that never healed properly. My knees and hips are actually regaining range of motion. I can do stairs (carefully) and I haven’t had pain in my lower back or swelling on my feet and legs for quite a while. Only a few months in but better results than ever before.”

● From Janhavi Patankar, 52: A milestone for me after 8 long years of severe knee pain, Plantars fasciitis, lower back pain and spondylitis! After a brisk 30 minute walk on concrete walking path to toughen my feet , a 20 minute routine of jogging and 4 sprints of 15 mts each on COLD WET DEW filled grass followed by a 20 minute meditation sitting Grounded, I healed all the muscles and joints by simply touching them on that grass.It gave an instant healing and a feeling of relaxation and a complete rejuvenating feeling ☘..I’m 52 years ‘Young’…again!! I was a track and field State level athlete in my school n college days where we trained on NATURAL GRASS in those days which actually gave no injuries as such.At that time we had training sessions of Barefoot running too.. but with time I wore shoes and ran on hard surfaces which unknowingly made me practically crippled .I had never felt so helpless until I accidentally started walking in the rain on mud and grass BAREFOOT simply to feel more connected with the Earth.Within 20 days all my 8 year long aches and pains simply disappeared!! Then I stumbled upon CLINT OBER’S full Earthing movie ..and since then there has been no stopping…

● From Dwight Mangum, Feb 2022: “I had a knee they said I would no longer be able to walk on. I also had four collapsed discs in my lower back. It took two years or less to heal everything. The knee got better with no pain in a year. I was running two miles a day in two years. I found out about the back when I pulled a muscle around the 2.5 year mark.”

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