Category: Back Pain Relief
Disc herniation is often caused by relative inactivity and then suddenly lifting something heavy. If you do not stretch and move your body at all, the connective tissue is not lubricated and as flexible as it should be. Your muscles are too tight and they are also too weak to lift heavy objects. If your… more
To treat pain, you need to address the immediate cause of the pain, which is often inflammation, but you also need to address the long term issues that can cause pain. With back pain, often there is some issue with the disc that cushions your joints. Especially if you are over 40, it is not… more
Your body uses calcium and magnesium to relax and contract muscles. Calcium is used to contract muscles and magnesium to relax them. Unfortunately, by most estimates 70 to 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. When you are magnesium deficient, your muscles cannot relax very well. You can have leg cramps as well as just… more
Bromelain is an enzyme that is derived from pineapples. Your body makes its own enzymes to digest food as well as do cellular repair. When you get older, your body does not make as many enzymes. Since you have fewer enzymes for cellular repair, you are more likely to have aches and pains for no… more
Inversion tables are a way to relieve pressure on the discs in your back. The theory is that when you stand or sit upright all day, you are putting pressure on the discs in your back and if you use an inversion table, the pressure is taken off the discs to give them a… more
(Opinion) After reviewing all the natural methods to relieve back pain on this site: Herbal plasters Topical pain relief cream Stretches and exercising Glucosamine sulfate to help re-build the disc Herbs to treat the inflammation Enzymes to treat the inflammation- like bromelain Acupuncture – to stop muscles spasms and increase circulation to help the body… more
Boswellia Serrata — Frankincense Topical creams can be very effective to improve circulation and relieve pain. Boswellin cream is one of my favorite pain relief products. Boswellin is a natural anti inflammatory herb that is used to relieve pain. It is used in Chinese medicine to resolve blood stagnation. That is, blood that is stuck… more
Herbal plasters have been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to relieve pain. Herbs that relieve pain and restore inflammation are put on a plaster and applied to be left on for 24 hours. The herbs improve circulation and the fact that they are able to stay there all day and penetrate can… more
Acupuncture can be very effective for back pain. Acupuncture : Relaxes tight muscles Relieves muscle spasms Restores blood flow to treated areas Enhances circulation, so your body can heal itself Relieves swelling If you have a muscle spasm and get acupuncture in the muscle, within 20 to 30 minutes, that muscle will relax. I… more
When you have a car accident, your body often is jolted forward and then back again. All the muscles and tendons in your back can be stretched and injured. Once the tissue is damaged, inflammation can set in. The muscles can also react by going into a spasm. That is when the nerves are irritated… more
Back pain can be caused by many things. The most common causes are tight muscles, muscles that have gone into a spasm and just stay that way and a slipped disc in your spine. When you sit at a desk all day, your muscles do not get stretched like they need to be. Sitting at… more
In Chinese Medicine theory, low back pain can be caused by a kidney energy weakness. Your kidney energy is the foundation of your health in Chinese medicine. If your kidneys are weak, it is not the organ, it is the ENERGY of the organ. The Western diagnosis system has nothing to do with Chinese medicine. … more
Sometimes lower back pain can be caused by sacroiliac joint problems. The sacroiliac joint is where your hip bone is connected to your tailbone. Otherwise known as where the sacrum (sacro) connects to the hip (iliac). Between these two bones is connective tissue. It is the same type of tissue in your spinal discs and… more
If you take supplements like glucosamine, it will strengthen all the connective tissue of your body. Lower back stretches can also help this problem. It is important to clear out the inflammation, heal the connective tissue and stretch out the muscles.
Gentle lower back stretches can easily be done in your bed, before you get up for the day. Just stretch and lie there a few minutes to get all the kinks out. Click here for Back stretches.
Acupuncture can be used to relieve the tight muscles also. Acupuncture works by relaxing the muscles, improving blood flow and relieving muscle spasm pain. Improving blood flow with acupuncture will speed your healing.