Back Pain-Natural Back Pain Guide To Recovery

Back Pain


If you or a loved one suffer from back pain and chronic back pain, you're at the right place. Back pain is one of the most common diagnosis in the world. Back pain is so common, 4 out of 5 men and women will experience back pain at least once in their life. The statistics are overwhelming. Sadly, those who suffer from back pain are often at the grip of medical providers and insurance companies. Due to this, many men and women that suffer from back pain often suffer for years, even decades.

It's no secret that medical bills for a back pain patient can easily exceed $10,000 or more on an annual basis. Many people are lucky to be able to afford doctor visits, test, specialist and medications. If you have insurance, you're one of the lucky few. Even with the law of national insurance, out of pocket cost are in the thousands. If you're on a fixed income, your back pain can easily wipe out your monthly income. For others, some have to suffer from their chronic back pain due to their lack of insurance or money.

I don't want to get into the politics of this issue. Truth be told, we could go on and on for articles. I will say this, don't trust what you're being told. All medical providers are not bad, nor after your money. The majority of them are and they'll tie you up in medical bills that you'll never likely pay off. It's a shame that an emergency visit cost nearly a thousand dollars, not including additional testing, medications and other related expenses. I want you to know that you have options to relieve your back pain at a very minimal cost. In this article, I'm going to help you relieve your back pain, save you time, effort and money.

Back Pain Causes

Back pain and chronic pain can be painful. There's a number of different things that can cause back pain. Your back is made up of muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, vertebrae and nerve roots. Damage to anyone of these areas can leave you with back pain. Injury is one of the leading causes of back pain. Any type of trauma or injury to the elements of your back can lead to back pain. It is always recommended that you seek immediate medical treatment if you've recently hurt your back.

There's a multitude of conditions and diseases that can cause back pain as well. From osteoarthritis to scoliosis, bad posture to smoking, dozens of such scenarios are common factors of back pain. Although some cases of back pain can't be stopped or altered, we can avoid some of the things that do cause back pain. Learning proper posture and proper lifting techniques can help you avoid back pain.

Obesity is another common cause of back pain that can be preventable. Your lower back is mobile, one of the reasons most people have lower back pain rather then upper back pain. The lower back supports the entire upper body. The more weight in your upper body, the more stress on your lower back. The results is lower back pain.

Properly educating yourself and learning about the back will help you avoid back pain that can be prevented. If you avoid back pain in general, you won't need any pain treatments, right? If pain can be avoided, we should try at all cost to not bring it upon ourselves.

Back Pain Causes

Conditions
 
 
Arthritis
Joint Pain
Ruptured Disc
Bulging Disc
Leg Pain
Sciatica
Chronic Back Pain
Lumbar Pain
Scoliosis
Degenerative Disc
Muscle Spasms
Spinal Stenosis
Fibromyalgia
Obesity
Vertebral Pain
Herniated Disc
Osteoarthritis
 

Natural Back Pain Treatments

There's several natural back pain treatments out there that can help you relieve and end your chronic back pain. In this section, we'll discuss these natural back treatments and how you can begin to relieve your chronic back pain. Just to note, if you've tried one back pain treatment, it doesn't mean the others will not work. Be sure to try and keep tying treatments until you find one that works for your back pain.

One natural back pain treatment that will help you relieve your back pain is exercise. Sounds simple, huh. How can simple back exercises relieve back pain? Well, back exercises will help you relieve your chronic back pain. The idea and importance of exercise is to strengthen the muscles in the back. This will eliminate some of your back pain and help avoid future injury to your back as well.

Proper stretching is another technique that can be used to relieve back pain. The most common causes of back pain are pulled or torn muscles, ligaments. Stretching is a great way to make your back more flexible, reducing the chances of injury. This is especially true for those of you that have demanding and active jobs or activities. Anyone that is active can benefit from stretching.

Another great way to instantly relieve your back pain naturally is with massage. A simple massage can work wonders for your chronic back pain. Hopefully, you have someone that can assist you with this treatment. You can also buy massage wands or chairs, even pay for professional massages if you have the budget. None the less, massages are great for relieving pain.

Hot and cold treatments are another natural back treatment. It's important to note that pain affects everyone differently. This is equally important to the fact that you should try multiple treatments to find one that works best for your back pain. Hot and cold wraps/towels can be used in 20-30 intervals to help stop your back pain in its tracks. Some may prefer hot, others may prefer cold. Some believe in a mixture of both. You should experiment with different temperatures and times to find which one helps your back pain the most.

Chronic Back Pain VS Acute Back Pain

Chronic back pain and acute back pain are completely differently in many ways. I realize that some of you may not be familiar with these terms. Chronic back pain and acute back pain is the two ways that back pain is classified.

Acute back pain refers to back pain that last for a few days, weeks and up to 3 months. Acute back pain is brought on by pulled muscles or torn ligaments, something to that nature. In most cases of acute pain, your pain will go away on its own. In some cases, acute pain does turn into chronic pain.

Chronic back pain refers to back pain that last 3 months or longer. In some cases, chronic back pain can last up to years and even decades. Chronic back pain would refer to pain caused by degenerative disc or herniated disc. Thanks to medical technology, we now know that chronic back pain does require treatment.

Don't Continue To Suffer

I know how hard it can be to find a back pain treatment that works. I lived with chronic back pain for years. It is painful, stressful and it can honestly lead to depression. It can cause you lose interest in life, cause you to gain wait as activity often brings on pain. When physical therapy and surgery doesn't work, you still have options. Natural back pain treatments do work.

Another benefit of natural back pain treatments is the fact that you won't be out all the money that it cost to see a doctor. How much do you spend on doctors? Medications? Surgery? I bet it adds up and does so quick. Even if you do have insurance, it can be quite costly.

More then anything, don't give up on finding relief for your pain.

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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

Great article! I have back or muscle pain when I sit at this computer and use my mouse for hours. Then I really hurt at night. What can I say.....I love to write.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

I know someone who suffers from chronic back pain--an everyday affair. The doctor says its arthritis in the spine. Don't claim to understand, but I feel for those who suffer without relief. Thank you for your suggested natural treatments.


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mackyi 2 years ago from Philadelphia

Thanks for this added bit of educational on back pain. Yes, their is indeed a lot of complexity involved in understanding the exact sources or reasons for all back pain. Sometimes the pain can be referred, as a result of a disease, injury, degenerative disc, or a psychosomatic condition.


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

I agree with you mackyi. I did a test last night and found that I had too many pillows. I got down to just one and my back is not hurting this morning. It can be so many different things and even the simplist that we do not even think of.


mackyi 2 years ago

Yes MsDora, a condition such as a arthritic proliferation can compromise a vertebral canal causing great pain upon every movement.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Back pain is the worst for sure. Thanks for all of the great natural remedies. Wonderful insight into what causes back pain too.

Up and more and away

Blessings always


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

Lyric I have never suffered from back pain, but this helpful tool can guide me through should I ever need to review it again.. and good to see you again my friend :)


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teaches12345 2 years ago

I have friends who suffer from severe back pain. It is a way of life for them, sadly! I will have to share this information with them.


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ladyguitarpicker 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

Great hub I will let my family read this as we have a lot of back pain in our family,

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