Monday, December 22, 2014

The Complete List of DIY Lower Back Pain Relievers (& Cures)

Why Natural Lower Back Pain Relievers are SUPERIOR

A holistic approach to low back pain treatment will always be superior to conventional medicineSeeing your body as a whole, and not as bunch of organs to be treated separately, is the only way to achieve lasting and long-term cure for your lower back pain. 

You can help your body fight inflammation through nutrition and supplementing. You can help healing your discs through spinal decompression and light therapy. You can strengthen your core muscles with the right exercises and you can dramatically relieve your pain with infrared light therapy and some superfoods like Turmeric and Ginger.

The Complete List of Lower Back Pain Natural Relievers and Cures

1. Nutrition & Diet

anti-inflammarion food
To allow your body to heal itself properly, you’ll have to give it the right fuel. This means reducing your intake of inflammatory foods and adding anti-inflammation foods (all vegetables and fruit, for starters) and superfoods such as Turmeric, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper, onions and garlic. 
Another crucial part in preventing and curing lower back pain is of course by keeping a healthy weight. But don’t run away just yet – You don’t have to start a diet! Dieting and counting calories are probably the worst ways to lose weight in the long run. 

2. Supplements

Turmeric supplement

If for any reason you can’t add all the necessary foods and herbs to your daily meals, you can always use 100% natural anti-inflammation supplements. This one, for example, contains systemic enzymes, Turmeric, Ginger, Bromelain, Papain, Boswellia, Devil’s Claw, L-Glutathione, Vitamin E and a few more powerful anti inflammation herbal extracts.

3. Self Massage Tools

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Massage and trigger point therapy are especially helpful for lower back pain and can reduce your need for pain killers to a minimum. They’re especially helpful for low back pain caused by muscle knots and muscle stiffness. No matter if you use a trigger point foam roller or the Theracane, these self massage tools can instantly relieve your pain while driving more nutrient-filled blood to your injured area, thus speeding up natural healing.

4. Home Spinal Decompression

Teeter inversion table

Spinal decompression, which is probably the first thing a chiropractor uses to treat bulging and herniated discs (and sciatica), can also be done by yourself, at home, anytime you need it and for a fraction of the cost.
Spinal decompression can provide near instant back pain and sciatica relief by removing pressure placed on nerves where they exit your vertebrae (by reversing the direction of compression along the spine). Even a mild increase in space brings a mild suction effect which allows bulging and even herniated discs to return to their proper position.

5. Core Exercises

core exercise
Exercise and physical activity are  a crucial part in your natural treatment for lower back pain. Strengthening your core muscles is needed to help them support your spine properly and avoid further injuries and pain. But not all exercises are good for low back pain problems. In fact, some of the most common and popular exercises can make your lower back pain WORSE and further your injury.

6. Natural Topical Relievers

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Using an all natural pain relieving cream is a great way to deal with low back muscle pain and stiffness. But not all pain relief creams are created equal and most of then are what I call“distraction creams”. They only distract you away from the pain through a heating-burning sensation. Plus, most OTC creams are full of chemicals that you don’t want swimming in your blood stream,
This pain relief cream, though, is made from 100% natural ingredients, which penetrate the skin and provides real and long-lasting pain relief in about 5-10 minutes (plus it’s not greasy or sticky and it doesn’t smell).

7. Infrared Light Therapy

infrared heating pad

Infrared light therapy is by far my favorite natural pain relieving method. I use my infrared heating pad or infrared mat for a fast relief from all aches and pains and it works marvelously – Every time.

8. Posture Correctors

LUMOback Posture Corrector

If your low back pain is caused by poor sitting posture, the best way to fix it is obviously by correcting your sitting posture. Most people may choose to do this by using a back brace, but I’m not sure if a lumbar back brace is a friend or an enemy.
Another easy way to correct your sitting posture and increase mobility at the office is by switching your office chair with a balance ball chair. 

9. Anti-Fatigue Mats

Anti Fatigue Gel Mat

If your low back pain is caused by prolonged standing (at work, in the kitchen etc), you can find more than one drug-free way to prevent it. Standing for a long period of time – Whether for cooking, doing loads of laundry or working – Causes stress to your whole body, especially in your feet, joints and lower back. While standing, your leg muscles are in a constant state of flexion, which reduces blood and oxygen flow throughout your body causing fatigue and pain. An anti-fatigue gel mat, for example, has a shock-absorbing gel core that cradles your feet providing extra support and cushion. This can really prevent your low back pain.

10. Acupressure Mats

Acupressure Mat

An acupressure mat (the modern-day bed of nails) is a low-cost yet effective way to greatly increase blood circulation and thus healing of your lower back. Though at first glance, lying on it may seem like using a torture tool, it’s actually results in great pain and stress relief, so much that I can fall asleep in 5 minutes of using it.

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