According to the research, four out of five of us are going to suffer from back pain at one time or another.
Back pain can be caused by many factors, from muscle strain to more serious conditions such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, spondylosisthesis, osteoporosis, or a tumor, so it's important to find out what is causing your back pain problem.
Here are some useful back pain management techniques.
The first question comes into your mind is how does acupuncture work? According to traditional Chinese medicine, pain results from blocked energy along energy circulation of the body, which can be unblocked when acupuncture needles are inserted along these invisible pathways.
From scientific explanation is acupuncture releases natural pain-relieving opioids, sends signals that calm the sympathetic nervous system, and releases neurochemicals and hormones.
2) Music Therapy
You may also try a low-cost natural therapy which is Music therapy. This natural therapy has been found to reduce the disability, anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain.
A study evaluated the influence of music therapy in hospitalized patients with chronic back pain. Music therapy significantly reduced disability, anxiety and depression. In addition, music therapy brings an immediate effect on reducing pain, although the results were not statistically significant.
3) Breathing Techniques
Breathing techniques is another natural therapy that makes use of the mind-body connection has been found to reduce pain. These techniques integrate body awareness, breathing, movement, and meditation. Breath therapy is found to be safe where you can do these techniques yourself at home. Furthermore, breathing therapy also improved coping skills and new insight into the effect of stress on the body.
4) Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is a common way and most people are practicing it when they have back aches and pain. A study has been conducted that massage therapy results in significant reduction anxiety and depression associated with chronic pain.
Shiatsu is a unique Japanese massage technique, where Shiatsu focuses on the acupuncture pressure points in your body. Shiatsu brings your body into balance by moving Ki (energy) in the meridians. Give an example, if someone has tight shoulders and a weak lower back, this indicators too much Ki in the upper back and too little in the lower back. Therefore, Shiatsu can address these imbalances energy through a gentle application of pressure to the acupuncture meridians.
Back pain treatment goals are pain relief and restored movement. If you are currently suffering from back pain, the first step is to check with your doctor for further treatment.