3 Surprising Ways to Treat Back Pain

Last Updated on July 7, 2017 by Venessa

People with back pain have two alternatives for treating pain.  One, take a pain reliever or bear the pain.  With so many unpleasant effects of pain relief pills, some doctors are now suggesting natural methods to relieve pain.   3 Surprising Ways to Treat Back Pain

Massage

Who does not love a good massage?  Aside from giving you a relaxing feeling, massages reportedly boosts our body’s levels of endorphins and serotonin.  Endorphins and serotonin are our body’s hormones, which act as our natural painkillers.  These two work in regulating our mood, reducing our stress levels, and relieving anxiety. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient art of relieving pain and is lately gaining a lot of fame for its effectiveness in treating pain, including back pain, persistent migraine and a lot of other diseases.  Acupuncture is a process whereby small, thin needles are pricked into specific parts of the body.  These needles are carefully placed during medical acupuncture and its reported effect is that adenosine, which is an amino acid, becomes active after an injury to ease pain.  In addition to acupuncture relieving and curing the pain, it improves the functioning of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system, contributing to over-all pain relief. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body has points which are connected with a flow of energy which they call Qi.  Using the thin needles to stimulate these points correct the body’s imbalanced !I and makes the energy flow smoothly.  This promotes pain relief and improvement of health.

yoga

People who practice yoga swear by its stress-relieving benefits and some report relief of back pain.  They say that this relieves stress and relieves aches and pains of the body. Yoga poses strengthens the back muscles and the abdominals which help the body maintain proper postures.  When these muscles are continuously worked on, back pain is near to impossible.. Yoga involves stretching and relaxation.  Stretching eliminates tension in stressed muscles.  With yoga’s poses, muscles are flexed and stretching, making the muscles and joints flexible.Project:Me, Only Better!

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