Here at Morreale Chiropractic, we are passionate about helping our clients find natural, healthy ways to handle chronic back pain. If you are trying to find solutions for your back pain that do not involve taking medication everyday, we are here to help. Did you know in the US alone, over 2 million people suffer from substance abuse related to prescription opioid pain relievers? Unfortunately, it is all too frequent for those suffering from back pain to be handed a prescription for highly addictive painkillers. The good news is that there are other methods for dealing with chronic back pain. Read on to learn more about natural remedies for back pain.
Eat Healthy And Exercise
Although you may not think they are interconnected, what you eat and how much you exercise will play a large role in the condition of your back. Eating healthy foods can help lower inflammation. Good foods to opt for to lower your backs pain levels include deeply colored fruits and veggies, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, cherries, and beets. Certain herbs can also help lower inflammation in your back including ginger, garlic, cinnamon, basil, and turmeric. Green and white teas are also helpful in reducing inflammation and improving overall health. Avoid eating processed foods, fast foods, foods high in saturated fats, and any food containing MSG.
Pair your healthy diet with ample exercise. If you suffer from severe back pain, you might not be able to hit the trails for a run quite yet. However, you can still work on small exercises and stretches and, possibly, short walks.
Not only will eating healthier and exercising naturally reduce inflammation in your back, it can also help those who are carrying extra pounds to shed weight. Extra weight adds strain to your back muscles and joints, which results in greater back pain. Maintaining a healthy body weight goes a long way in reducing back pain.
Reduce Stress & Increase Happiness
Did you know that stress can actually increase back pain? When you are mentally stressed, your body will suffer as well. Stress can result in a variety of negative health impacts, such as a weakened immune system, chronic headaches, digestive issues, and even back pain. The more stressed you are, the more you are at risk for tightened back muscles and chronic pain.
How can you reduce stress with your hectic life? There are a variety of methods for lowering stress levels, and ultimately you need to find the ones that are right for you. Exercise, as mentioned above, is an important part of lowering stress. Endorphins are released when you exercise, and your mood is improved naturally. Yoga is an excellent activity both for strengthening your back and for lowering stress. Spending time outside is also important for improving your state of mind. Take time every day to slow down and enjoy an activity that brings you joy. Look at your daily schedule and see if there are things you can cut out. Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night and stay well hydrated throughout the day.
Schedule An Appointment With Our Team
Chiropractic care is an excellent way to naturally reduce back pain. Not only can we help you through sessions in our office, we can work with you to find exercises and stretches that will improve your back’s health overtime. Come by our office and talk to our team about your specific back pain, and we will create a unique plan for your needs.