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How to Naturally Alleviate Your Back Pain

Pain Management Aug 31, 2015 No Comments

How to Naturally Alleviate Your Back Pain | Comprehensive Pain Management Center

Back pain can be a hard thing to live with. Medical treatments do not always take away all of your pain. Sometimes there are certain things that you have to do at home to alleviate your back pain.

Helping Your Treatment at Home

There are certain activities you can participate in that will help alleviate your back pain:

  • Find ways to release endorphins. Aerobic exercise, massage therapy, meditation, eating dark chocolate and deep breathing are a few ways for you to release endorphins.
  • Bathe in Epsom salts. This helps ease pain from sore muscles.
  • Get restorative sleep. Back problems can lead to sleeping problems. If you get better sleep, you may reduce the back pain as well. You can get better sleep by sleeping in a different position.
  • Use cold therapy, heat therapy or a combination of the two.
  • Try to keep a healthy weight. This will put less stress on your back.
  • Sit with good posture. Sitting can actually be one of the worst things for you to do for your back, but if you sit properly it may not be as bad.
  • Stretch daily with simple yoga or other stretches. This may help lessen the pain you feel.
  • Use rubs or ointments to help ease the pain.
  • Add natural supplements to your daily diet. Supplements like flax seed oil, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C or zinc may help with your back pain.
  • Work your core. This can help strengthen your muscles, which may help the pain.
  • Exercise your brain. The way you use your brain can change the way it interprets pain.
  • Slow down. Don’t work so hard or push yourself too far. Let the stress go.

These activities, along with others, may help you treat your back pain at home.

Do Not Live With the Pain

You do not have to live with the pain. If treatments from doctors are not working on their own, try adding home remedies to your regimen to alleviate your back pain.

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A Back Pain Patient’s Guide to Laser Discectomy

Back Pain Treatments, Pain Management Aug 28, 2015 No Comments

Laser Discectomy | ComprehensivePainManagementCenter.comDo you suffer from ever-present lower back pain that leaves you breathless and keeling over? If so, you may want to ask your doctor about undergoing an healing procedure called a laser discectomy. Successfully used to treat those afflicted by back pain, this course of action may be the answer you have been hoping for.

The Cause of Your Pain

To understand how a laser discectomy heals back pain, you first need to understand what is causing your back inflammation and discomfort. A common reason is a bulging or herniated disc in your spine. Due to this malformation, your spinal cord or nerve root forgo great pressure from the herniated disc material. When the disc makes contact with the spinal cord or nerve, it causes the immediate and jaw-clenching pain you are so familiar with.

How it Works

Once it has been decided that your pain is caused from bulging discs putting pressure on your spinal cord, the laser discectomy procedure can begin. This is typically an outpatient procedure that can be completed at many hospitals. Once the procedure area has been numbed, a specialist will insert a long needle into the affected disc space. The needle contains a laser that burns and vaporizes the herniated disc material, creating immediate relief. Read more »

4 Reasons to Visit a Pain Doctor

Pain Management Aug 26, 2015 No Comments

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Pain doctors specialize in helping people cope with daily pain. When you have chronic pain, it can be hard to accomplish tasks. Sometimes the pain is unbearable, and it is common for many people to suffer emotionally. If you are in pain, here are four key indicators that it is time to visit a pain doctor.

Everyday Remedies Are Failing

When you are in pain, there may be certain remedies you can try to alleviate the burden. For example, many people with back and knee pain use ice and heat to lessen their pain. If this remedy or others does not make your life easier, then it may be time to consult a pain specialist and visit a pain doctor.

You Avoid Daily Tasks

Many people suffering from chronic pain avoid daily tasks like going to the grocery store, yard work, or cleaning. Pain can make these ordinary activities extremely difficult. For example, if you have back pain, it can be hard to bend over frequently when you are cleaning. Sometimes standing is even difficult for people, especially if you have a problem like arthritis. To make life more enjoyable, it may be wise to talk with a pain doctor. He or she can determine the best ways to alleviate your discomfort. Read more »

Infographic: Correct Lifting Posture

Back Pain, Pain Management Aug 06, 2015 No Comments

Review the infographic below to gain knowledge on correct lifting posture in order to avoid causing back pain when lifting heavy objects.

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