Back pain can be very debilitating, depending on its particular cause, severity, and so on. It is critical that you discuss the matter with your doctor and find out what is causing it BEFORE getting any sort of treatment, because the wrong treatment may only aggravate the problem. The good news is that there are many natural remedies available for back pain relief.
Massage therapy is a great way to relieve pain, because you can simply tell the therapist where you feel the pain, and he can work to relieve it for you. Be aware that pain you may feel might not be originating from the spot where you actually feel it, though. Pain can sometimes be caused by problems in other parts of the body, but your massage therapist will be able to ease the symptoms. You can also use massage as part of an overall treatment plan, if you need other forms of therapy as well.
Microcurrent therapy/tens machine can be used to ease your pain as well. It works with low voltage electricity, and some of the patients have reported relief in as little as two minutes after a treatment. The current promotes healing and controls pain. A tens machine involves placing pads on the sore areas and running a low current through them.
Physiotherapy is another method for easing your back pain. The therapist may use stretching, moving, applying pressure, exercises, heat or ice treatment and electric currents. Physiotherapists will often give you exercises to do at home between sessions, to further ease pain and strengthen your back and neck muscles.
Spinal traction is also very useful. This involves a machine with a head/neck strap where your head is placed. It slowly stretches the head/neck as the vertebrae stretch. This can release trapped nerves and ease bulging discs in your neck and back.
Apart from these natural remedies carried out by therapists, you can also do things for yourself to help ease the pain in conjunction with the treatments that you are receiving.
Begin by changing your sleeping position. Try to use more or different pillows and see if your sleep quality improves. Good quality sleep is the greatest healer, because without enough good sleep and rest, your body can’t heal itself.
Enjoy a hot bath. You can use some essential oils in the bath and/or burn them for soothing aromatherapy. The heat from the water gets deep into your muscles and bones and relaxes them, so the pain disappears.
These are just a few of the options that are available when trying to ease back pain. Don’t forget to consult your doctor before trying them, though.