Are you tired of the lower back pain, but don’t want to reach for more pain killers? I was! When I was younger I was a competitive gymnast. Gymnastics is a high impact sport and unfortunately after my career ended my junior year of High School I had some serious consequences from the sport. Can you guess what one of them was? Yes, it was and is back pain! Thank goodness is I found some natural ways to help manage and relieve the pain! Are you suffering from lower back pain? The good news is you don’t have to. There are a number of natural ways to treat lower back pain. Whether it’s yoga or sleep, you can beat the pain without popping pills.
Yoga is a great way to treat lower back pain because it focuses on stretching and toning the muscles. Your body becomes stronger and your muscles become more flexible. You also learn to take the focus off the pain through breathing exercises. There are a number of videos on YouTube for beginner’s yoga. Find a video you want to try and get started today. My favorite videos are from Yoga with Adriene!
Massage can be a wonderful tool for treating lower back pain naturally. If you have chronic back pain, you should speak to your doctor about getting a referral for physical therapy massage so that it can be covered by your insurance provider. If you’re experiencing pain every now and then, a good massage from a local spa can work wonders.
Sleep is one of the best natural remedies for pain. Unfortunately, many people don’t get enough sleep. Women ages 26-65 need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. If you’re getting less than that, you need to work harder to get more sleep. Not getting enough sleep can actually increase inflammation and make your pain worse. Get the sleep you need to reduce the pain. Check out my tips on how to get great sleep and my sleep salve!
Low Impact Exercises
It’s important to keep moving. However, you want to choose low impact exercises that will help rather than hurt. Walking, swimming, and elliptical training are all great forms of low impact exercises. Find one that fits your lifestyle and get moving.
Heat and Cold
Last, but not least, you can’t go wrong with using basic methods. Adding a heat pad or ice pack to your back can greatly reduce the pain. If you sprained your back, try switching from heat to cold every 15 to 30 minutes to help ease the pain and swelling.
Final Thoughts on Natural Ways to Relieve Lower Back Pain
You don’t have to reach for pain killers to treat lower back pain. Whether you choose to exercise more or treat with hot and cold, you can treat your pain naturally. Best of all, all of these methods are safe. You won’t have to worry about side effects when you use these methods.