I have suffered from back pain since I over-strained it while working on computers five years ago. I have tried acupuncture and other things but still have not found a solution. I am planning to do back strengthening yoga poses. Any other suggestions?
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Thanks wtaylorjr2001, I will try this out.
Hi ThompsonPen, I had heard about epsom salts. Sorry to hear about your back injuries. I know what you mean when you say I can be down again for a couple of day when you make a wrong move.
Thanks Goody5. I recently heard about garments which help with increasing negative ions in the body.
" i smoke a bit of pot and i feel a heck of a lot better." Why am I not surprized? My friend, your personality profile is becoming a little clearer to me with each new post. :0)
I don't think I will be smoking pot!! Relaxing the back muscles is a good idea. I try and lie on my back with my knees bent pointing to the ceiling. I also try and do the corpse pose
CJ? why are you against pot too.you will never be clear to me.i run a successful business and have a great family but i smoke pot. i guess i'm going to your hell. darn.
I never said you were going to Hell...you did.
This is an interesting debate here. Just how effective is pot (marijuana) on back pain? Did you know that it's also effective on alleviating menstrual cramps? Queen Victoria was apparently prescribed with marijuana for menstrual cramps!
I have friends who apply it topically, as have I, in form of a salve. It seeps into the muscles and doesn't get a person high. It's pretty effective, especially when combined with lavender
Have you tried 'water therapy'?
drinking 1 litre of water every morning the first thing when you wake up before you do anything else. Then stay for 45min-1hour before your breakfast. I tried this and it helped alot.
Hi Grahama and tandaa, thanks for your suggestions about the pillows and water therapy? I usually forget to drink water. I tried the pillow under my knees some days ago. Will try it again.
Be careful, some yoga poses are not recommended at all when you have back problems as it can aggravate it more.
Thanks Ciel Clark for your suggestions.
Hi ftclick, thanks for your answer. It is really helpful. I make sure not to lift anything heavy.
Hi J. Biaza, sorry to see you too are suffering. Yes you are right about good days and bad days. Will keep it in mind and also watch out for what causes the stress.
Thanks CJ for your encouraging words. I too will try out weights and flexibility exercises.