Here’s an article on back pain relief using holistic methods. This is a good idea since the medical model is much less likely to work. Not to mention the side effects of drugs and surgery which are the main methods used by doctors.
The article covers several different methods from taking a break to massage, acupuncture and manipulation of the joint by a professional.
The author acknowledges that surgery may be necessary for back pain relief in serious conditions: “Another common reason for back surgery is a herniated disc. Some very painful conditions are caused by a disc pinching a nerve, which requires surgery to relieve pain.” But acknowledges that not all herniated discs need surgery. “However, not all bulging discs as MRIs show it need surgery. ”
An interesting statistic I didn’t know is how fast a herniated disc can heal. “According to studies, many herniated discs heal well within six months without surgery, unless the disc hits on the sciatic nerve.” I thought it took much longer, which is probably true of more serious problems. She didn’t say anything about using supplements to aid in the healing, something I am a strong believer in.
I really like how she says that back pain needs to be treated at the root of the problem rather than just treating the symptom. “Since back pain is not a disease but a symptom, there is a need to treat the underlying cause. A holistic approach does that to heal back problems.”
Other methods of back pain relief that she discusses are heat, exercise (the closest thing to a cure all I’ve ever seen) and dealing with weight issues.
I really like how she says that people need to change their life style if they really want to heal from back pain. “The above holistic treatments require dietary and lifestyle modifications along with supplements. ”
My Methods for Back Pain Relief
The one thing she doesn’t recommend is my treatment for lower back pain, dealing with adrenal fatigue. I wouldn’t expect her to say anything about how it is possible to adjust yourself using Self Adjusting Technique for back pain relief as that is a very unique method that isn’t very well known yet.
She and I both agree that you might want to consider holistic healing before rushing to the operating room or giving in to long term medication. Back pain relief can be found through natural methods and should always be considered, at least in our opinion.
You can read her entire article on Holistic approaches for back pain at the link.