Updated: Apr 7
Whether it’s lower back pain, sciatica, or scoliosis, to name a few, it seems that back problems are one of the major new, chronic illnesses of these\modern times.
Could this be due to our sedentary life? Other contributing factors are hours and hours spent in the office in front of a screen, coupled with a lack of regular exercise and a poor diet. The tendency to not drink enough water, stress, and anxiety are also major factors.
Neal and I have been suffering from chronic back pain for over 10 years, so we know what it feels like to not be able to get out of bed in the morning or to feel pain every single day for weeks on end without much relief.
By using crystals, along with mediation, yoga, healthy eating habits, and cleaner living, we have learned to manage and even reverse the effects of this injury and are now able to live a relatively pain-free, active life.
HERE ARE THE 6 BEST CRYSTALS FOR BACK PAIN:
1. Smokey Quartz for prevention
2. Rose Quartz for emotional and psychological pain
3. Red Jasper for strength
4. Carnelian for lower back pain
5. Selenite for clearing negative energy in the body
6. Black Tourmaline for regeneration and protection
Quartz is a naturally very powerful crystal regardless of its color. It has one of the highest vibrations of any crystal at 32768 Hz. This “wonder rock” amplifies and clears the bio-magnetic field around the body absorbing and adjusting energy and for these properties, it is often used to amplify the healing properties of other crystals.
A true all-round Master Healer.
Smoky Quartz for prevention
The Smokey variety is an excellent grounding and anchoring stone. It helps detoxify the body of pollutants and the mind of toxic emotional conditions. This crystal can help with preventing back problems and should be used, for instance, when you are feeling unwell and are worried you might relapse.
How do I use it?
I keep this crystal in my bedroom. I pick it up every evening before going to sleep and I hold it in my right hand for 1 minute. Whilst I hold my Smoky Quartz, I imagine a beautiful golden light scanning my body from top to bottom and clearing all pain and negativity from it.
This is a good practice to prepare you for sleep or even first thing in the morning to prepare you for the day ahead.
Rose Quartz for emotional pain
Rose Quartz is not generally associated with pain relief but for me, this crystal has proven essential to my journey of recovery.
Whenever there is physical pain, especially chronic pain, there is emotional pain. Maybe the emotional pain caused the physical one or vice versa.
Either way, Rose Quartz is possibly the BEST crystal for emotional pain, emotional tiredness, and lack of self-esteem often caused by feelings of physical weakness and an overall sense of powerlessness.
Rose Quartz helps regain love for oneself and heal emotional imbalances.
Red Jasper for strength
The root chakra, the first of the 7 chakras represented by the color red, is located at the base of your spine.
This area of the body holds the physical and spiritual foundations of our body. It is for this reason, that it’s considered the most important chakra as no other chakra may be fully healed, without first healing this one. It is this center of spiritual power that can be optimised to strengthen your back, while simultaneously opening the way for further healing of the higher chakras.
Therefore, Red Jasper is such an important crystal for people suffering with back pain.
Carnelian for lower back pain
The sacral chakra is associated with the hips, kidneys, pelvis, sexual organs, and the lower back area. It is located between the pubic bone and the belly button and is mainly responsible for confidence, self-esteem, passion, intimacy, creativity, and joy.
This chakra is represented by the color orange. Stones like Carnelian and Orange Calcite are good choices for rebalancing and sustaining this chakra. So if you are suffering specifically from lower back pain, these two crystals can really help you.
Selenite for clearing negative energy
A calming and peaceful mineral that can guide you during your spiritual, meditative and healing practice. Selenite emanates a subtle calming and beautiful aura whilst clearing negative energy in your home and your body.
The Selenite Lamp we have in our bedroom has really helped set the tone for how we want to feel physically and emotionally. Calm, relaxed, happy, and healed.
Black Tourmaline for regeneration and protection
Tourmalines are very high-energy crystals. They emit negatively charged ions. These negative ions do wonders for the body by promoting oxygenation and regeneration of the blood. They also cancel out toxic positive ions, which can cause headaches, chronic fatigue, anxiety, lack of energy and a general feeling of being “run down’, due to suppression of the immune system.
Tourmaline will also ground your spiritual energies, creating a protective energetic shield around you and when it comes to protection.
Black Tourmaline is the ultimate must-have crystal.
As its black color suggests, this amazing powerhouse will soak up all negative energies that come your way, ranging from psychic attack, ill-wishers, and sorcery to EMF signals and geopathic smog. This means that although you may still be aware of the incoming negativity, you won’t take that impact on the psyche, which frazzles and drains us, leaving you feeling strong enough to continue your chosen path with your energies intact. A very useful companion for those who work in highly stressful environments!
A word of caution though…!!
Black Tourmaline must be energetically cleaned very often, to dissipate the bad energy contained within as there can sometimes be quite a bit of negativity out there!
Due to this, your trusty, protective crystal can fill up fast and if not cleansed, and can start to influence you in the opposite way by becoming a source of negativity!!
Do not despair..!!
Your Black Tourmaline can be cleansed very easily and quickly in a number of ways, ranging from the burning of Sage (Smudge Stick) and wafting the smoke around it, or letting it bathe in the light of the full moon.
Setting the intention and working with your crystals.
There are many more crystals out there that can support you during these difficult times so we recommend you experiment with which ever crystal you feel attracted to. There is no right or wrong way to use crystals, the most important factor that will determine your success working with them is believing in their power. This allows your energy to open and connect with the energetic field of the crystal, allowing it to work its magic and setting the right intention when meditating or working with them in general.
How do I set the right intention?
It’s very easy!
Hold the crystal in your hand
Take a deep breath, relax the mind and calm the body
Ask the crystal out loud to help you heal your back pain
Be as specific as possible
Take another deep breath whilst feeling the energy of the crystal bind with yours
Thank the crystal
Put it back in its place
How do I use these crystals directly on my body?
One of our favourite methods is to lie on your front (if possible) and place the stone on your back directly over the painful area for 15 minutes whilst you relax and set the intention of healing. If lying on your front is challenging then you can find a comfortable position, sitting or standing, and hold the crystal in your hand for 10-15 minutes whilst you think about how it would feel to be healed and pain-free.