How to Manage Neck and Back Pain
Article by issa
Each year, millions of pain relief medications are sold over-the-counter to give ease to people’s body and muscle pains. In fact, back and neck pain have been one of the most common complaint of many people and the number is simply rising. There are just far too many temporary solutions promising instant relief, until pain strikes back to unleash its vengeance to the unknowing victim. The mere idea that we are living in stressful times is more than enough to send bouts of pains and spasms to your relaxed life. Suddenly, everything just seem so painful and tensed.
Most people are sitting in front of their pc at 8 hours a day minimum, doing work like a human machine. Without small breaks to stretch a bit, one can become easily a candidate for RSI or repetitive strain injury. Other than this, not being conscious of your posture in the way you sit, stand, walk, and sleep can help aggravate the situation. You are simply doing more damage to your muscles and spine by putting unnecessary pressure to the vulnerable parts of your body.. until you feel a sharp pain rising. Everyone doesn’t want to feel pain. It can be discomforting and quite distracting. In a sudden attack of pain, we reach for the nearest anti-inflammatory solution, just for the pain to go away. Seldom do we realize that this pain is our body’s silent language telling us that something is really wrong from within.
The easiest way to achieve comfort is to relax and rest. Sitting can wreak havoc to the muscles and bones of your lower back, and you may lie down to reduce the pressure. Backaches can be really nagging and here are ways on how you can combat back and neck pain, for real:
If you’re not into high-impact sports, which can do more damage to your back bones and muscles, you can try flexibility and toning exercises through the ancient pose system of yoga. Just make sure not to exert too much effort to achieve the poses. If you feel pain, you have to stop, take a breathe, and try poses you can achieve comfortably.
Strengthening your core can greatly help realign your body’s balance, making you more aware of having proper posture. Many rehab clinics are using core training exercises to help their patients get back to their health. Your instructor will help you choose a program that is right for you.
Water can reduce pressure on your muscle and joints, giving your body ways to heal without the resistance of gravity. Water’s buoyancy can support you as you move and do exercises. This is great for those who have joint injuries or people who are suffering arthritis.
There are many CDs and help books you can buy to help you achieve maximum health, even when you’re working long hours. There is no excuse why you cannot get a 20-minute stretch and be mobile. These exercises involve simple stretches that will not distract your colleagues at work, which can help blood flowing into your brain and body.
Developed by Pete Egoscue, this unconventional way of restoring your body’s natural motion can be designed using methods that will specifically address your severe musculoskeletal pain.
CHINESE HOLISTIC THERAPIES
From the slow-flowing moves of Tai-Chi.. to the flaming needles of ancient acupuncture, nothing shall come close to these two oriental healing arts that are famous for bringing your body’s energy back to balance, in sync with the universal energy. Just make sure that your chiropractor has a good track record before you proceed to have the acupuncture performed.
From warm bath that smells of subtle scents of lavender to pure-grade essential oils, nothing beats the indulgence of a sweet aroma filling your whole being, making you achieve deep relaxation and sleep. Make sure to use organic, non-toxic, and pure-grade materials for your bath and massage.
Beating pain can be a long-time ordeal, when life becomes more demanding with the passing of the year. You may find your conventional relief through cold or hot compress which can relax your tensed muscles, helping you gain rest and mobility. Although there are prescription pills that can give you instant relief as well, you may want to find your natural healing. The last thing you want is find addiction, instead of a cure. Be Relieved!
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Passion to live life to the max have made me want to spread the word on healthy living… besides, living life to the fullest is all about getting your dreams and sharing it with your loved ones, and making sure you have all that energy in keeping fit for that tough ride we call LIFE.
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