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Back Pain Treatments and Tips That Work

My name is Jason Dawson and if you have chronic back pain, I'm glad that you've found my blog. After an accident, I suffered with back pain for several years until I started visiting a chiropractor. I could tell a difference in the severity of my back pain after only a few treatments. I continued seeing the chiropractor on a regular basis and today my back pain is gone. When I had excruciating back pain, I couldn't enjoy any physical activities and some days I could barely walk. I'm writing this blog so that I can help others who have back pain. In my blog you'll learn about chiropractors and how they can help you. You'll also learn some things that you can do at home that will lessen the pain in your back.

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Back Pain Treatments and Tips That Work

Reduce Lower Back Pain With Some Natural Methods

by Nandy Dannenberg

If your lower back has been causing you pain after you sit in front of your computer for several hours, the following methods can naturally help you improve your posture and reduce muscle inflammation outside of the office, resulting in less discomfort at work.

Pillows And Proper Support

A pillow placed between your legs as you are laying on your side will keep your body properly aligned so that additional stress is not placed on any of your body's muscles. Invest in a medium-firm mattress for your bed. This type of mattress will evenly distribute your body's weight and will provide plenty of support. Current back pain may lessen over time.

An alternative to purchasing a new mattress is to line your bed with a pad that is made out of memory foam. Memory foam will conform to your body's shape and will provide the support needed to give you a good night's sleep.

Yoga And Swimming

Stretching muscles regularly will increase flexibility and reduce tension. Stretching will also assist with keeping your back straight so that your posture improves. Low impact activities such as yoga and swimming will give your body a workout that won't leave you feeling tired or sluggish. Sign up for yoga classes that are geared towards beginners. An instructor will teach you the proper way to breathe and sit so that you receive the maximum benefits and do not place strain on your back muscles.

Swim in your family pool or one that is located at a local community center. Practice side and back strokes at your own pace. Avoid sudden head movement, which can cause pain, and use a flotation device to maintain the proper form while practicing each stroke. 

Ginger And Cinnamon

Ginger and cinnamon are two spices that are known to reduce inflammation. Ginger is also useful for relieving an upset stomach or diarrhea. Cinnamon assists with controlling muscle spasms if added to a diet on a regular basis. Add a teaspoon or two of either of these ingredients to hot tea or another beverage that you enjoy. Mix well until the spice has dissolved, and drink the beverage to begin counteracting the inflammation. After using one or both of the spices regularly, you may notice that your back pain isn't as bad. 

Practice all of these methods to reduce the back pain that you have been experiencing. Seek advice from a back pain specialist like those at Chiropractor Plus if the back pain worsens or if you find that it is interfering with your daily routine.