Category: Back Pain Remedies
You do not have to continue to suffer from back pain. I have compiled dozens of remedies that are not listed on this website. With over 17 years experience treating back pain, I have learned the most common causes and how to treat back pain with effective over the counter remedies. For updates on […] Keep Reading
There are many natural remedies for inflammation and pain. Herbs and enzymes can be very effective to completely resolve the inflammation by helping your body to heal itself. Ginger root is an effective anti inflammatory. You will need to take a lot more pills with this. It also treats diarrhea and indigestion. It increases […] Keep Reading
In order to effectively treat tendonitis, you need to understand what causes it. Tendonitis can be caused by trauma. Repetitive stress issues such as sitting at your desk typing all day, or checking people out at the grocery store, can place a lot of stress on your joints. Any repetitive motion can cause tendonitis. When the joint is […] Keep Reading
I know what it is like to have chronic pain. I know the depression that comes with that also. If you have chronic pain, you will need to treat your whole body and get healthy from the inside out. In Chinese medicine theory, you have pain because you have a lack of circulation. You can have […] Keep Reading
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 […] Keep Reading
Sciatica is usually caused by a compression on the sciatic nerve. If your muscles in your low back and hips are tight, they can easily press on nerves. A classic symptom of sciatica is when the pain radiates all the way down your leg. Sometimes it radiates down to your knee only. If you do not treat […] Keep Reading
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 […] Keep Reading
When you have back pain, you can have back spasms. The muscles can spasm due to the irritation of the nerve coming from the spine. If you have a disc problem, the cushion between your bones can start to wear down. You can have a gradual wearing down of the disc, or you can have a sudden disc […] Keep Reading
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 a desk […] Keep Reading
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 and that then results in the […] Keep Reading
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. […] Keep Reading
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 be very effective. […] Keep Reading
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 in one area and not circulating […] Keep Reading
(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 […] Keep Reading
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 chance to heal. […] Keep Reading
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 apparent reason. Bromelain, […] Keep Reading
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 about any other […] Keep Reading
Upper back pain can often be caused by posture problems. If you sit at a desk all day and do not stretch, your can easily lean over a little too much and put too much pressure on the discs. A common problem is having weak back muscles that make the pressure on the spinal discs too strong. If you […] Keep Reading
Glucosamine sulfate has been used for years to heal re-build connective tissue. The problem with glucosamine is that many people buy the wrong type. There are glucosamine HCL and Glucosaminesulfate. The glucosamine HCL is not effective for many people. The kind to buy is the glucosamine sulfate. Glucosamine sulfate is derived from shellfish. If you have a shellfish allergy, please […] Keep Reading
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 uncommon to have […] Keep Reading
I have learned from personal experience that a major cause of back pain is tight muscles. We sit at our desks all day and do not move enough. This causes the muscles to get tight. If you do not move or stretch, you get TIGHT. What I do is gentle stretches. You can lie in bed, put […] Keep Reading
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 […] Keep Reading
Carpal tunnel is the inflammation of the connective tissue that holds your hand tendons in place. It can be caused by repetitive usage as well as by having tight shoulder and neck muscles that compress the nerve at the root. You might hear a lot about carpal tunnel surgery. I’m a little bit confused as to why surgery would be a […] Keep Reading
Wrist tendonitis can be caused by repetitive stress. It is often caused by sitting at a desk typing all day. The carpal (wrist) bones are like a little puzzle. They are surrounded by connective tissue and synovial fluid. This connective tissue is there to protect your joints. Once the wrists become inflamed, you need to treat […] Keep Reading
It is very important to know why you have a chronic inflammation. If your problem is chronic, there is an underlying issue in your body that is making it impossible for your body to heal. You will need to try a variety of things to have a full recovery. If you drink a lot […] Keep Reading
It is very important to know why you have a chronic inflammation. If your problem is chronic, there is an underlying issue in your body that is making it impossible for your body to heal. You will need to try a variety of things to have a full recovery.
If you drink a lot of soft drinks, or even one a day, you can easily be magnesium deficient. This makes your body very acidic. It also makes your muscles tight and makes it more likely your posture will be off. Once your posture either sitting or standing is off, the normal nerve function from your spine can be affected.
If you sit at your desk typing all day, you might end up with tight shoulder muscles, stooped over. It is very important to stretch your muscles throughout the day. I learned this the hard way. I was in a job, sitting at a desk all day. I did not stretch and did not move a lot.
I ended up with muscles so tight that they compressed the nerves at my shoulder and that causedthoracic outlet syndrome. If I had not been magnesium and vitamin deficient, I don’t think the problem would have been so bad.
I drank soft drinks daily, severely depleting my body of vitamins and minerals. I highly recommend Garden of Life Raw vitamins. You can get them from Amazon. They are the best vitamins I have used. Many times the cheaper brands are just not absorbed as well.
For chronic inflammation I would recommend:
§ CoQ10 – natural anti-inflammatory (this cured my wrist inflammation of 8 months)
§ Bromelain – natural anti-inflammatory, I use it for most types of pain
§ Magnesium Glycinate – the best absorbed type is chelated magnesium from Solgar
§ Garden of Life Raw Multi-vitamins – these are enzyme processed to be easily absorbed
§ Vitamin C – I like Ester C
§ Stretching to relieve tension on muscles and joints
I cannot stress enough how important it is to take all the vitamins your body needs. It is impossible to take enough vitamins these days. Our constant stress levels and deficient diets can quickly lead to health problems. Your body needs those vitamins to stay healthy.