Hot and Cold Therapy
Let’s start with an ancient pain management trick, hot and cold therapy. Hot and cold therapy is extremely beneficial for recurring body aches. Here’s what you need to do: start with hot therapy first.
Get a heating pad and keep it close to your back for 5-10 minutes. It will increase your blood circulation and provide the required nutrients to the affected area. After that, keep a cold pack close to your back for another 10-15 minutes. It will reduce inflammation and edema while suppressing pain.
Herbs and Plants
There are numerous herbs and plants that are loaded with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. Such herbs and plants include Melmac mushrooms, passionflower, valerian root, and turmeric. They’re popularly known for their pain-relieving properties. The best part of the story is that they can be consumed in a variety of ways. Some people add them to their diet while others topically apply them to the affected area. For example, you can make a paste of turmeric and massage your back with it for instant pain relief.
While you may not realize it, a lazy lifestyle with a lack of physical activity can negatively contribute to your backache, making it worse. Not to mention, a lazy lifestyle can also affect your body’s flexibility level.
What you need to do is increase physical activity by adding exercise to your daily routine. Exercise will increase mobility and suppress pain. It will also increase your blood circulation levels, providing your body with more oxygenated blood. However, you must not exhaust yourself as it will increase pain intensity.
Zero-Gravity Body Massage
As the world is advancing, so is massage technology. Spas these days offer a variety of massage therapies, each with its own set of benefits. A zero-gravity body massage session is especially beneficial for backache.
In zero-gravity massage therapy, your body is positioned in a way that it feels exceptionally light, lifting the weight of your spine. It’s an amazing feature that’s also being incorporated in massage chairs these days. Many people have reported a significant improvement in backache with regular zero-gravity massage sessions.
Meditation is a healing treatment that doesn’t directly help eliminate backache, but it can alter the way you perceive it. Many people have reported that with regular meditation, their pain tolerance levels have significantly increased. Hence, it’s worth a try. All you need to do is practice meditation regularly. For best results, I suggest you meditate twice a day. You can do that once in the morning and once before bedtime. Apart from altering your perception of pain, it will also alleviate fatigue and increase your energy levels. Plus, meditation will relax your body from head to toe, which is another dire need.
Last but not least, if nothing else works, please consult a physician and get it checked for it may be a spine issue or something more serious such as the presence of an underlying health condition. I wish you well, my pals!