Back pain is one of the most common medical problems affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. But no matter when it appears or what may have caused it, back pain is well …… a pain!
There are several things that you can do to help ease and relieve back pain and keep your back in good condition.
Sleep is easily disturbed when suffering from pain, but not getting enough sleep may actually worsen the inflammation and pain within your muscles and joints.
Make sure you invest in a good quality mattress and experiment with different sleeping positions to find what is most comfortable for you. An extra pillow added under your body or between your knees can also help ease the pain when sleeping on your side. Getting a decent amount of sleep every night will help your body repair itself.
World Sleep Day on the 15th March created and hosted by the World Sleep Society is an internationally recognised awareness event bringing researchers, health professionals and patients together to recognise sleep and the huge importance it has on our health and well-being.
ICE AND HEAT
Applying regular applications of ice/ cold compresses to the painful area of your back may help reduce pain and inflammation. Try this several times a day for 15-20 minutes each time – make sure you wrap the ice pack in a thin towel to protect your skin.
Applying a heat pack can also help relax your muscles and increase blood flow to the affected areas. You can also try warm baths and use muscle bath salts to help ease the pain.
A lot of people tend to think when suffering from back pain the right thing to do is rest and do nothing, however too much rest can actually worsen certain types of back pain and decrease muscle strength.
Stretching the muscles may help reduce the pain within the back, gentle exercise such as stretches and slow easy walks will help heal the muscles and create blood flow around the area.
If you have chronic back pain then please discuss exercise with your Doctor.
GO NATURAL AND NURTURE
More often than not when suffering from any pain we reach for the off the shelf medicines, topical pain relief creams and even prescribed drugs any may not look to think about what other effects these could be having on our bodies.
Research suggest by switching to traditional natural therapy and using products which have ancient healing agents such as lavenders, arnica and wintergreen along with other essential oils can not only have a huge benefit on your area of pain but also can be carried deep into the bodies muscles and joints and replenish and repair the damage. By going natural you are also helping the body and providing the body with nourishment that it would not necessarily get from shelf bought medications.
Gently massaging tense and sore muscles is an effective way to loosen the area and relieve the pain. Massage therapy along with traditional treatments help to;
- Reduce back pain
- Improve back function
- Improve sleep
- Lessen the use of anti-inflammatory medications
- Increase blood flow which brings much needed nutrition to the muscles and tissues
Make sure when booking a massage appointment you tell the therapist that you are suffering from back pain and the area of the back in which the pain is, this way the therapist can make sure they are working with your body to give you the best benefits.
All of Lorem’s products are 100% Natural using Traditional Natural Therapy and ancient ingredients such as emu oil (an anti-inflammatory), essential oils and Dead Sea salts.
Our N.O 1 selling Emu Balm is a unique blend of emu oil, essential oils and coconut oil that can be easily massaged into the affected areas to help ease and relieve the pain of muscle and joints.
Customers also love our Lorem Body Salts, a combination of Dead Sea Salts, Emu Oil and essential oils which work together like the emu balm to help reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood flow and circulation.
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