Is it true that individuals with back pain are poorer than those that don’t have it? Well, that’s a bit of a stretch as you need to take into consideration other factors. However, it is known that individuals suffering from back pain spend in the neighborhood of $3000+ more on medical expenses as compared to those that don’t have back pain. And, ironically, all that money spent does not appear to slow the onslaught of the growing number of individuals suffering from back pain. Is conventional forms of medical treatment for back pain that ineffective?
Here’s an article from the Healthy Back Institute (HBI) that discusses treatments for lower back pain that works! So here you go …
Guess What? These Lower Back Pain Treatments Actually Work Imagine that!
If the standard of care fails miserably at relieving and healing lower back pain, and it almost always does, it’s time to get to get to the bottom of your pain. What’s causing it in the first place …
A herniated disc or arthritis of the spine are not examples of causes; these are symptoms of the real underlying cause. If you are not yet aware of the real causes of back pain, you need to pinpoint the physical dysfunctions and muscle imbalances that are throwing your spine and the rest of your back out of proper alignment. This is the true cause of your pain, and it can be caused by virtually anything – lifting a toddler, sitting in a desk, carrying a backpack, you name it.
1. Get Your Muscles in Proper Balance. It’s easier than you may think to figure out where your back pain is stemming from, particularly if you check out the Lose the Back Pain System, which walks you through a series of self assessments designed to help you pinpoint which physical dysfunctions you have, then teaches you a customized series of corrective exercises, stretches, and self-treatments that are unique to your condition.
The reason you have lower back pain is because your body and spine have been pulled out of their normal position and into these dysfunctions and imbalances, and healing them often means your back pain disappears – for good … and without drugs.
2. Learn How to Get Rid of Knots. If you have aching “knots” in your back, neck or shoulders, you likely have trigger points – concentrated areas of irritated and inflamed muscles and nerves, caused by overuse or injury. Trigger points are often very painful to your lower back, but the pain may also show up where you least expect it, such in your joints or your head.
Deep manual pressure applied to trigger points has a dramatic therapeutic effect by quickly eliminating pain. You can go to a massage therapist, chiropractor or physical therapist for this, but you can also do it yourself, in the comfort of your own home, for far less money.”
Click this link to read the rest of the article: Lower Back Pain Treatment: The 6 Best Solutions & What to Avoid
Pretty interesting take on how natural treatments for lower back pain trump conventional medical treatments. If you didn’t get to read the entire article, here are the 6 best treatments for lower back pain, according to the HBI:
- Practice Good Posture
- Balance Your Muscle Imbalances
- Get Rid of Knots
- Far-Infrared (FIR) Heat
- Homeopathic Pain Cream
- Natural Pain Relievers
Getting to the underlying cause of the pain and treating it with natural means appears to be mantra echoed by HBI. Hey, if it works, and I don’t need to rely on NSAIDs, steroid shots, surgery and other prescribed or OTC pain relievers, then I’m game to try it out to treat my lower back pain!