Suffering from Back Pain?

By at 3 April, 2008

When you suffer from back pain, each moment can feel like an eternity; for most people, their only concern is to receive back pain relief medication to dull the pain. The problem with pain relief medication is that it doesn’t help the cause of the problem, just merely makes it a little more bearable.

Many people with spinal problems become addicted to the medication that relieves the back pain but this should really be the responsibility of a doctor. The reason back problems are so common is because it is so easy to injure the spine, large numbers of people have caused permanent damage to their backs just by sitting poorly for long periods.

It can also be caused if you are lifting heavy loads and usually characterized by a sharp pain to your lower back. Fortunately there area number of natural back pain relief remedies that can help without a reliance on prescription medication. One of the simplest but also underused remedies is just the act of stretching which can bring relief to tense muscles as well.

On the other hand reflexology is an alternative medical practice. Pressure is applied to the feet to relieve pain in different parts of the body, it works very well in relieving back pain. Reflexology can also help to improve the body’s blood circulation and relax muscles.

Acupuncture on the other hand has been used in China since before the birth of Christ and has had considerable success in helping sufferers. It is providing back pain relief even though this is something that has only recently being used in the Western world. If you follow Traditional Chinese medicine then you will know that they believe all people have a unique energy force running through their body called qi or chi. Chi is blocked in a sick body and needles inserted into specific points, ease many types of pain. Acupuncture can be used to treat almost all kinds of ailments including pain relief around the spine and studies made in acupuncture have provided results which are quite astounding.

A slower and gentler type of Yoga called Tai Chi, once again from China, is another method of back pain control. Tai Chi focuses on breathing techniques and is a great way to relax your back. Whilst it involves some stretching and breathing exercises it is not too strenuous which means that anyone, young or old can take part in Tai Chi.

It would be a shame not to finish by remembering that exercise can provide back pain relief and that regular exercise is also one of the best preventative medicines available.

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Dr Graeme Teague April 23, 2009

Great article, yoga, Tai Chi, Reflexology are all good at helong ease back pain. You may still need to address a few causes, but these regimes will help maintain a healthy spine.

You can also add in Acupressure to the mix, as it can be used at home, giving you a set of tools at yoru disposal when you need it most.

Being active is still proabably the easiest for people an dwill definietely aid your back pain relief.

Once again, great article, take care.
Dr Graeme Teague
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