Going “hi-tech”

This “hi-tech” device pictured here is intended for my back pain. That bag contains four kilos of sand to provide a consistent traction to my back, by way of a belt strapped around my waist. The MRI report shows that I have three disks that are bulging.

Problems with my back began in 1996 on the highway from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, FL. I was half-way to my destination on I-75 when a sudden excruciating pain flashed through my back to the rest of my body. Within seconds, the pain was taken over by feelings of fear since I had no idea what was happening to me. I could barely move my legs, and somehow, I got the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road. I finished that day of work just suffering through the day with the severe pain. Since then, these bouts of pain would return periodically. But in the last two years, it has been more frequent. Of course, our challenging road conditions here in India would add to the problem, especially for a back that is not used to such roads.

So far, the best solution is rest and traction for my back. After the pain is gone, I would need to resume my lower back exercises and walking. God’s work shouldn’t be limited with back problems. I’ve got to do whatever it takes!

, 30 April 2008. 4 Comments on Going “hi-tech”.Category: Healing, Inspiration.

About Alexi George

Alexi is pastor of Adoor Vineyard and an Associate Professor at Faith Theological Seminary, India. He blogs regularly on Leadership and Life from a biblical perspective.


  1. Savvy Mom says:

    Pastor, sorry to hear about your back pain flaring up again.
    I appreciate your positive attitude and spirit.
    We will continue praying for you.

    Savita and Sabu

  2. flogged says:

    lol. That’s hilarious. Reminds me of when I was 14 and used bricks to improvise traction. The reason ? I was “too short”. Fortunately for my back, the equipment was confiscated by grandmother and co. 🙂

    Keep smiling.

  3. mikyle says:

    Uncle Al man. Well, you’ll be in my prayers. goodness take it easy ok!

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