This holiday season, focus on natural pain relief
You are halfway through a marathon day of cooking with family that will culminate in the first of three consecutive nights of holiday dinner parties. You haven't been able to exercise or stretch and now your back is throwing you a curve ball. The last thing you need is a stiff, sore back as you try to enjoy dinner with family and friends. So you do what anyone in your position would: reach for the ibuprofen or aspirin. The problem in this scenario is that you are only treating the surface symptom- which is the pain, and waylaying it til a later time. In this scenario, you will have to keep taking painkillers to fend off the pain.
At Relief Medical Group, we believe in a more pragmatic approach to managing back pain during the holiday season
Christmas time is restorative for the spirit and soul; it is a time to focus on what matters, enjoying the simple pleasures of life like good food, friends and family. But you can't put chronic back pain on hold; you must be proactive about managing your pain. At Relief Medical Group, we believe that natural pain relief is the best form of pain relief. Here are some ways you can manage your back pain naturally this holiday season:
- Release endorphins: through exercise, stretching, massage and meditation.
- Use heat therapy: apply a heat pack to the painful site or let your muscle soak in a hot bath.
- Enlist a family member to massage the pain away: massage boosts endorphins
- Move as much as possible: nothing is worse for your spine than inaction. Taking quick walks, stretching whenever you can; every little movement matters.
Natural pain relief is supported by chiropractic
At our office in Fremont, we provide our patients with effective modalities for natural pain relief. Chiropractic adjustment, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy; all of these things help you manage or overcome back pain without resorting to medication or surgery. If you are interested in keeping back pain at bay this holiday season, give our office in Fremont a call to schedule an appointment. We are always standing by to help you with any back pain related issues. Happy Holidays!