Natural Ways to Relieve Chronic Back Pain

Monday, 06 Jan 2014 04:17 AM

By Ronald Kessler

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Chronic pain in the back, particularly, lower back pain is a common problem faced by millions of people around the world. According to studies conducted by the American Chiropractic Association, lower back pain is the second most common reason for employed individuals to visit the doctor. A staggering number of at least up to 30 million Americans are suffering chronic pain or lower back pain at this very moment.
 
Chronic pain of the lower back can be really nagging, and often people think medical treatment is the only remedy to alleviate pain. In reality, this is not the case and a number of natural remedies are effective in alleviating lower back pain. Pain relief from specific exercises, physiotherapy, acupuncture, and other natural treatment methods can prove to be very effective in the long run.
 
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Drugs administered for pain relief are capable of causing many side effects, so natural remedies are the best option for the treatment of chronic pain and for addressing the main causes of lower back pain.
 
The following causes can lead to lower back pain: improper posture; obesity; diseases such as kidney stones; lack of flexibility, mobility, and proper exercising; overexertion and improper stretching while working; remaining in sitting posture for extended periods of time; osteoporosis; and emotional stress.
 
The following natural treatments help alleviate lower back pain and offer relief.

Chiropractic Care

Without the use of medicines and bandages, chiropractic treatment relies on the body’s natural healing ability to provide relief by setting right the bones, joints and muscles. A chiropractic practitioner will be able to provide the best solutions the natural way for every kind of chronic pain that you may be facing.

Neurostructural Integration Technique

This technique focuses on the neuromuscular activity of the body. By resetting the neuromuscular motor responses of the body through exercises, the body readjusts pressure levels and is able to heal itself faster. This natural treatment methodology offers suitable pain relief for all age groups, from new born babies to the elderly.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture technique is very effective natural treatment for getting relief from chronic pain. It does not carry any side effects.

Yoga

Yoga is ideally suited for all individuals between 20 and 70 years of age. Regular yoga practice is a good exercise to keep the mind and body fit. You could learn specific regimens that provide relief from lower back pain for better results.

Massage

Massage helps soften and relax locked up joints and tensed muscles. This natural treatment, in turn, also improves blood circulation and helps reduce chronic pain.

Why opt for natural remedies to cure lower back pain? Contrary to natural treatment methods, your doctor may suggest many medicines to treat chronic pain; however, the anti-inflammatory drugs given for pain relief can have detrimental effects such as having an impact on the gastrointestinal tract, leading to kidney problems, and leading to rise in blood pressure.
The following tips can help you prevent developing chronic pain. Don’t slouch while you sit or stand. Practice stretching before and after strenuous physical activity. Smoking reduces blood circulation to lower extremity; hence, say no to smoking. Avoid wearing shoes with pointed heels. Avoid sitting for a long time and remember to get up and walk once in every half hour. Exercise regularly.
 
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