As our culture continues to spend most of its time sitting down, we are finding it more necessary to relieve back pain. We spend hours in a commute to work, hours upon hours sitting at a desk. We stay glued in front of a computer at work or home and then finish it all off with sitting in front of the TV. Then we go to bed eventually and wake up in the morning not feeling very refreshed or renewed, our backs still aching. That’s when we decide we need to find a way to relieve back pain.
There are many solutions that we have tried to come up with using various expensive chiropractors and physical therapy. There are also many treatments that involve surgery or harsh chemicals/medicines. These may not be necessary and may, in some cases they may end up causing more harm than good. This is especially true with prescriptions that are often prescribed to fight the pain. Not only can they have harmful side effects, they can become addicting causing a whole other realm of problems.
If you want to avoid any of the above, there may be some solutions that will relieve back pain and do it naturally.
One thing that you may want to consider is a pain relieving cream with the naturally occurring ingredient Capsaicin. This is something that is found in chili peppers and is what makes them hot to eat. This same heat is what will also bring you comfort. It will sting a bit but this is natural and is a sign that it is working. This type of cream can be found in most drug stores easily and for a nice price. Look for a concentration of about 0.025%.
Using ice packs and heating packs are also a great way to relieve back pain. Most people will resort to the heating pack but will forget about the ice pack. While the heating pad is more comfortable than the ice pack, the ice pack does a great job of reducing the swelling and inflammation. If the pain is new (whether due to injury or overuse), use ice packs for 10 minutes every hour for the first day and then 3 times per day for the next two days. After that switch to heat to relax the muscles that might be tense and relieve back pain. Using heat too early could make the swelling and inflammation worse.
A great thing that you can purchase to help relieve back pain is an exercise ball. You could actually use it as a chair and it will help you with good posture and give you a platform on which to do intermittent exercises and stretches. One of the most beneficial stretches to relieve back pain using an exercise ball will be to drape yourself over the ball, facing it. Wrap yourself around it with your knees and feet on the floor. As you are draped over the ball, shrug your shoulders pushing them forward.
Before resorting to expensive, invasive, and potentially harmful methods, try to relieve back pain naturally.