Back Pain: Unusual Ways to Ease it Without Taking Pain Medications!

Back pain… It’s something you never think will happen to you (not until later on in life anyways…)

Though sometimes you’re going about your day nicely. You feel well and think that any health problems you ‘might get’ are a long way off in the future!
But then suddenly, you feel a twinge in your back, and something’s not quite right.

Maybe your first thought is that it’s nothing, and it’ll just go away on it’s own.
Maybe you pass it off as just having slept awkwardly, or because you were doing the housework all day.

But the truth is, when back pain ‘just happens’, most of us have no clue, no real explanation, and when it strikes it leaves you suffering with back pain for a lot longer than you should have to!

And what do you do when the pain suddenly comes on?!

Most people do one of two things:

1. Ignore it, hoping to wake up on morning as if they never had back pain in the first place

– OR –

2. Reach into the cabinet and dose up on pain medications every few hours… for days!

And I don’t blame them, after all when you take a visit to the medical doctor they’ll either tell you to rest, or take some strong pain medications.
But medications only mask the pain for a few hours until you need to take another dose! – which will never get to the root cause of back pain.

Here’s the thing, there’s so many different ways of finding relief from back pain that don’t include the standard pain medications and rest option, and I want to share them with you, so you can find relief naturally (WITHOUT relying upon medications)…

The first and simplest way of easing back pain is to avoid sitting with your legs crossed.
We all do it, but because your spine isn’t designed to twist and turn, sitting with your legs crossed places a lot of strain on your lower back – which will contribute to more back pain.
Sit straight with your legs placed on the floor with your knees slightly bent, and this will take away any pressure on the spine.

Another easy one to fix – how do you sleep at night? There isn’t a faster way to self-inflict a bad back on yourself or make it worse. Avoid twisting your spine at all costs, and you’ll have a better nights sleep and wake up with less back pain.

If you sleep on your side, try placing a pillow between your legs to keep your spine in a good position reduce the tension in your lower back. This might be a little difficult to get used to at first. But if you can persist, it lowers the amount of twisting occurring in your spine.

Your back holds your core – one of the most important parts of your body! And if we don’t look after and protect it, we’re likely to experience some type of aches and pains at some point in our life.
In the same way that you brush your teeth twice a day to look after them and keep them clean, you need to look at taking care of your back in the same way, and incorporate daily habits and rituals to help ease, AND live with less back pain.

I can’t promise you that ALL of these things will work for you, but what I do know is that these tips have been proven to help my patients, and even myself, to reduce the risk of back pain coming out of nowhere… And if someone is suffering from it, these tips help ease it too!

If you have any questions regarding eliminating back pain naturally without pain medications, injections or risking surgeries, please contact Dr Philip Chan by calling (732) 548-8068 or email pchan@handsonnj-pt.com. I look forward to answering your questions personally.

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