Sunday, October 22, 2006

Back Pain Remedies

Reliable and successful back pain remedies are difficult to come by. As someone who has lived with scoliosis for the majority of her life, let me tell you that I know back pain. The most effective back pain remedies that I have found center around traditional cures. A hot bath does a lot for my back pain. The heat of the water relaxes tight muscles and soothes away some of the pain. A bubble bath also serves as a great distraction that gets my mind off of the pain I am experiencing.
You will probably have to go through a few pain relief medications before you find one that will help with back pain. It seems to me that so much of my back pain results from stress and is therefore very difficult to cure with pain relief medications. A good massage is one of the best back pain remedies and is definitely the most enjoyable. Massages help relieve tension in tight muscles and increase blood flow to the area which can help ease pain and discomfort.
I do not recommend that you pop your own back. If you want to enlist the help of a licensed chiropractor to help you manage your back pain, you have my blessing. You would be better off going this route than you would be trying to adjust your own back. Popping your back can hurt you so try to avoid this crude back pain remedy.
Regular exercise and stretching can help a great deal with back pain. Stretching keeps your body loose and limber and will keep you from getting so wound up. Exercising can help build up your back muscles which will keep your vertebrae in the right places. Most of the back pain caused by my scoliosis is due to misalignments. Working on building up my back muscles has helped a lot by lessening the chance that vertebrae will get out of place.
As with most health problems, successful back pain remedies do not revolve around quick fixes. If you suffer from chronic back pain as I do, you will have to accept that some level of this will be with you for the long haul. Do not let yourself get frustrated with the pain. If you can accept it on some level as I have, you may find that you become less and less perceptive of it or sensitive to it.