Back Pain Management

Back Pain Management and Relief

Back Pain Management

I have, obviously, done a lot of research on back pain after my accident. It’s funny when a doctor or healthcare professional expects a person to just endure neck and back pain. You’re expected to just handle it. Which is strange, most other sorts of pain you aren’t expected to “just handle it”.

Although usually not said, I believe back and neck pain is among those health problems that doesn’t ever actually disappear completely. I’m not talking about your pregnant wife’s back pains or you threw out your back putting up the Christmas lights kind of pain; I’m talking about back pain that never disappears.

The issue is that this particular sort of back pain is generally due to bad posture or neglecting back health, as strange as that may sound. The good news is this pain can be easily managed if you just know how.

When at-home treatments just aren’t cutting it, it’s time to start dealing with the issue. As mentioned some practitioners will tell you to just “deal with it”. Other times you may find yourself popping pain killer after pain killer. That is awful pain management, one I know too well…


Great back pain management begins with altering your lifestyle and your mindset to your body, especially your back and spine.

Good back pain management starts with changing your mindset and how you think about your body, not to mention fix your damn bad posture! You there reading this! Stop slouching! :)

  • Develop a calm, gentle exercise program to keep your muscles healthy and flexible. Your spine supports you. When the muscles in your back are weak or inflexible your spine strains even when performing very basic motions.
  • Gentle exercises which won’t throw out your back include; swimming, walking, and yoga. Water exercises are fun, cheap and advised by many working with patients who have back and neck pain.
  •  Get healthier! Eat right, exercise, quit cigs. Stop pushing your body to the absolute limit with punishing workouts. Take natural, organic vitamins, minerals, and other supplements.
  • Educate yourself on better posture, especially if you are alway sitting at a desk or are on your feet for long periods of time.


Unless, naturally, your pain in the back is dued to an apparently unassociated illness; however most Americans suffer some form of backache at some phase in their life and the fact of back pain is that it is most often caused by bad posture, insufficient exercise, work-related back strains and anxieties, sports injuries or a touch of arthritis.

The majority of Americans will suffer some form of back pain at some point in their life. Pain which is usually a result of arthritis, bad posture, sedentary lifestyles and work-related back strains.

Thankfully, these issues are usually relieved by simple treatments. Take the dog for a walk every day, get some back massages, get some vitamin and supplements proven to help with back pain.

I experience pretty bad back pain due to a car accident. It’s pretty consistent throughout the day if I forget to practice my back pain management. When working I will take a break, stand up, stretch, take a short walk. I swim daily and do some simple yoga. I am mindful of my posture while working at my desk. I treat myself with a hot bath with some natural oils and take vitamins.

I met a gentleman at the rehabilitation clinic who had very similar injuries to mine. He can barely climb the stairs, he avoids working out. This is a bad mistake. Back pain relief is a simple matter to deal with. Excercise, and working out your back muscles keep your spine flexible and strong allowing them to perform the task they were designed to – keeping you upright.

Can Yoga Heal Injuries?

When I began my research into this question I was surprised that it was as controversial as it is. I know for a fact Yoga healed or helped to, my injuries from a bad car wreck.

As with any form of exercise or force put on the body there is a chance something will go wrong. You may pull a muscle or have a pre-existing condition which is exacerbated by your physical strain.

That is, from my research, what causes some people who practice yoga to come away with injuries.

That is the case in one of the reports from a 2008 article by NBC titled “When Yoga Harms Instead of Heals”. A misleading title if I ever heard one. The woman in question complains of the following;

“Then I felt the throbbing. It started at the base of my skull, like a slow burn crackling down my neck. Within a week, I couldn’t toss a tennis ball before a serve or pick up one of my baby cousins. My husband had to carry my weekend bag. After a few weeks, I went to a sports medicine specialist to see what I’d done to myself. We looked at my MRI together. “This mass right here is a bulging disk. It’s pinching your nerve, which is why you’re having pain down to your fingers,” said Jordan Metzl, M.D., a sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.”

She then goes on to say she already had a bulging disk to begin with. Not to mention premature osteoarthritis which weakened her neck and spine.

The article, in my opinion, was created to get as many clicks as possible. They later go on to say that Yoga does indeed help more often than not.

From my experience Yoga not only helped me heal from spine and other bone injuries but it also relieved a lot of the stress I was feeling from my accident.

After my accident, I was not only injured physically but also emotionally. The thought I may now suddenly have the body of a rickety old man really sent me into a deep depression. Not only was a hurting physically but I now thought I will be forever walking hunched over with a cane while watching other people my age happily jog or cycle by.

That was not to be the case. I had discovered yoga. I truly believe it has transformed my life.

Benefits of Yoga

Scientific studies have shown that yoga has the following benefits:

Improvement of mood. Yoga stimulates the release of endorphins which are neurochemicals which naturally elevate your mood. Your mind chills out and it gives you the benefits of no longer dwelling on stressors such as bad thoughts and situations.

Improvement of balance and flexibility. Yoga increases the awareness you have of your body which, in turn, affords you better balance and posture. It releases the tightness in your muscle giving you a greater range of motion.

Strength. The improvement of strength from yoga is pretty well known. As you gain strength you also gain benefits to your inner self such as more self-confidence, discipline etc. Yoga is incredible at building strength and muscles of your core, arms, legs, chest, and back.

Were it not for yoga I doubt I would be in the condition I am.

I am not the rickety old man. I am now the guy jogging and cycling down the road looking forward to what the next day will bring.

I never thought I’d be at this point. Thank you, yoga.

Top Five Natural Pain Relief Therapies

Top 5 Natural Pain Relief Therapies

In as much as people hate to feel and experience discomfort that is brought on by various aspects such as health complications and diseases, pain is amongst the inevitable things that everyone will eventually experience eventually at some point in their lives. Discomfort is classified as either persistent or intense. The intensity and nature of discomfort differs from one condition to another.

Severe or chronic discomfort is commonly associated in any of the following factors:

1. Sex
2. Trauma
3. Age
4. Sleep
5. Cigarette smoking
6. Emotional condition
7. Muscularity
8. Weather

With today’s modern-day medicine, it is rather simple to manage or handle discomfort. Medical professionals advise using various pain reliever medications and therapies that can efficiently alleviate, cure, and even prevent discomfort. Nevertheless, it is not essential to take loads of pain relief drugs when cases of discomfort are just considered as intense. There are, in truth, a few natural pain relief therapies that are understood to be efficient in relieving discomfort.

Natural pain relief management

Many individuals opt to use alternative and complementary treatments to a number of health conditions and situations, including discomfort. Some utilize these natural treatments in addition to the therapies and medications recommended by medical professionals to achieve better outcomes.

The following are the five natural pain relief treatments that are fairly popular today:

1. Tai chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese Taoist martial art that is frequently described as meditation in movement. This therapy is known to successfully harmonize a person’s posture, balance, gait, and versatility. Hence, tai chi avoids and eases discomfort as it balances the physical and mental wellness of an individual.

2. Yoga

Yoga is a popular Indian workout that integrates breathing and stretching. This type of treatment is a leading choice of some people as treatment to a variety of mental and physical diseases. In adhering to yoga treatment as treatment to pain, reliance on recommended drugs or medications is more likely to reduce as yoga aids to relax the body muscles, thus, decreasing stress that is generally associated with discomfort.

3. Magnets

In magneto therapy, magnets are applied to the skin with the objective of decreasing body pain. Although there are no studies that can assess and verify the efficiency of magnets as a body painkiller, many individuals still turn to this kind of therapy as an alternative to drugs and medications.

4. Diet and nutrition

To prevent being prone to discomfort, physicians suggest correct diet upkeep. Fruits and vegetables in well-balanced quantities are a necessity in a person’s day-to-day diet plan as these are great sources of vitamins, minerals, energy, and protein.

5. Nutritional herbs and supplements

Nutritional herbs and supplements are taken by some people as an alternative to painkilling drugs and medications. The majority of these supplements are really rather efficient in decreasing and treating pain. Examples of effective dietary and organic active ingredients are salmon oil, black cohosh, cranberry, saw palmetto, and valerian.