Before resorting to invasive, expensive, and potentially harmful surgery, why not try to relieve back pain naturally? As people continue to spend most of their time sitting down, complaints of back pain continue to rise. We spend hours sitting in a commute to work, and then sitting at a desk in front of a computer. It may seem more comfortable to sit, but it actually stresses the spine more. Sitting tightens and shortens the hip flexor muscles which affect how the pelvis rotates and increases the load on the low back. The gluteal muscles, meanwhile, stretch out, but they’re not being used so they turn off and get weaker — flabbier — from sitting.
If you want to avoid expensive physical therapy or surgery, try relieving back pain naturally.
One thing that you may want to consider is a pain relieving cream with the ingredient Celadrin. Celadrin is made of naturally occurring fatty acids that helps relieve tight muscles and will lubricate joints. It doesn’t sting or burn like many rub on creams. Celadrin is also an anti-inflammatory and has no known side effects.
Using ice packs and heating pads are also a great way to relieve back pain. Modern heating pads use infrared light energy that heat objects by direct light conversion – a process that directly warms the object, not the surrounding air. Actually FIR heat is so safe that neonatal care units now use infrared heating systems to keep infants warm.
Most people will resort to the heating pads 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.
Another thing that people have success with 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.
There are many alternative therapies and self care techniques that you can try. Give your body a chance to heal itself before committing to solutions that are more invasive.<br><br>