If you clicked to read this blog, my guess is that you or someone you know suffers from lower back pain. Well, you are not alone. It is the most common problem seen in the US! There are many factors on what causes it:
- Poor Posture
- Lack of Exercise
- Improper Lifting
- And the list goes on and on.
The typical course of treatment are some pain killers, muscle relaxers and rest BUT this has been shown through research that it is not the best option. Not only does this treatment lack effectiveness, it also comes with many unwanted side affects such as:
- Gastric Bleeding
- Kidney Damage
- Heart Damage
So here are some tips that will help you get out of pain naturally!
- Heat Therapy
Apply some heat on your lower back for about 20min (preferably moist heating pad) to allow the tissues to relax and increase blood flow to the area.
- Massage Therapy
Many think of massage as a luxury spa treatment but there are many therapists that specializes in treating injuries and conditions such as low back pain. It has been shown to increase Range of Motion and ease muscles that are in spasm leaving you feeling AMAZING!
According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), they suggest that Doctors recommend Acupuncture to their patients as a first line of defense against back pain due to its effectiveness! 6-8 treatments are typically required to see a significant improvement!
So if you are ready to get rid of that nagging lower back pain, click here to schedule an appointment at Oak Point Health and our team will help you Move & Feel better!
Written by Dimitri Boules LAc, LMT, CPE, CPT