You may like to try alternative forms of back pain treatment whenever possible. Sometimes, the familiar standbys like analgesics or ice packs just don’t do the job of relieving the back pain. Before you even consider having surgery, I suggest you look into all forms of treatment including alternative therapies, such as acupuncture, using CBD for pain, and exercise, for example, Pilates.
Acupuncture For Back Pain
Acupuncture has been around for over 5,000 years. It’s a Chinese treatment that believes we all have qi in our bodies. This qi is a life force and it roams our body. Acupuncture operates on the principle that certain points on our bodies give access to qi. If you can access the life force, then you control the back pain.
Acupuncture actually uses a combination of physical and mental factors to give relief. Needles are painlessly inserted at the qi points to stimulate healing. Some people absolutely refuse to consider such a treatment, but in my opinion, it’s worth a try. When you have chronic back pain even temporary relief can be a blessing. I have used acupuncture myself.
Using Pilates for Back Pain Relief
Pilates is a great exercise form that combines the best of both Eastern and Western techniques. Pilates uses exercises, breathing, and stretching to keep the muscles strong and limber. If you’re battling back pain of any kind, a program of pilates may be exactly what you need to follow in order to build your muscle strength and flexibility while finding mental relief from anxiety. The big advantage of pilates as an exercise program is everyone can do it.
Pilates uses many moves that stretch the muscles. It includes a lot of exercises for the lower back and the abdomen muscles. Those are the exact muscles you want to strengthen in order to lessen or even eliminate back pain. There are plenty of floor exercises such as the plank, leg lifts, and pelvic lifts. A common form of pilates found in gyms today uses many yoga moves that promote emotional calm. You can do all these exercises at home to which is ideal for most people with back pain.