Sick of having to rely on medication to find relief from your back pain?
Chronic pain can follow you throughout every aspect of your life, making everything you do that much harder. Pain medication can help you find relief, but it’s often accompanied by less-than-ideal side effects, and a growing number of Americans are finding themselves with opioid addictions. Luckily, there are many natural ways to reduce back pain, and when you find one that works for you, you may be able to diminish, or completely eliminate, the pain medications you take. Here are a few of the many natural ways to reduce your back pain:
1. Start Exercising
Exercising can be challenging, even when you feel 100 percent, so why should you exercise when you’re already in pain? Even low-key exercises, like walking or doing yoga, can make a world of difference in your pain. Endorphins are released when you exercise, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Additionally, when you exercise, you’re building muscles that can help to support your spine.
2. Use Cold or Heat Therapy
Hot and/or cold packs can be effective back pain remedies. In general, cold therapy is best used directly after and injury and heat therapy is best for chronic pain, but in reality, it’s okay to use whichever option affords you the most relief.
3. Visit Our Chiropractors
Back pain is commonly caused by an issue with the spine, whether it be a misalignment, a slipped disc or even just increased pressure, and a chiropractic alignment may help you find relief. Chiropractic care is a completely natural, noninvasive treatment.
These are just a few of the many natural back pain treatments that could help you find relief from your back pain. Here at Integrated Physical Medicine, we offer a wide variety of natural treatment methods that may work for you, including acupuncture, spinal decompression and massage therapy. Let us help you find the right treatment for your pain. Schedule your appointment today.