Article by Dieter L - Editor - Gold Coast
Suffering from a bad back or neck, or just feeling stiff with muscle soreness and need your muscles stretched and better circulated?
Therapeutic Massage and allied Therapies are the answer.
Massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, Bowen, GP's , Reiki and other spiritual therapists, relaxation, meditation, visualisation, physical exercise, swimming and yoga classes are all there to support you.
Before you try anything else, try therapeutic massage ...
To find a Masseur in your State or City click > Massage Therapy
There are also products such as, nutritional, herbal and homeopathic supplements, not to mention valuable back supports, special beds, pillows etc....
First, get 2 or 3 opinions of what it is you actually suffer from, knowing that will help you to seek the correct treatment.
Bad back problems can come from just doing too much heavy lifting to any kind of arthritic inflammation, mal-formation or the good old "slipped disc" diagnosis. (get a second opinion esp. on the last one)
Lifestyle change is usually required.
Make sure you sit, walk and lift the right way.
Most backache is actually a weakness of back and abdominal muscles, and yes, that needs exercise.
Find the right exercise for you, and that's it, stick to it. (No... ; work is not an exercise)
... but getting a massage is a form of exercise for your muscles.
Massage will help in most cases, it reduces pain levels, stimulates circulation, relaxes muscles, and it is actually the only form of exercise someone else can do for you.
As with most physical type of treatments, one session is not enough, like exercise, keeping it up will bring the most benefit to your back and the rest of you.
In inflammatory condition, supplementation will be helpful, there are many to choose from, and remember, there are no magic bullets, and you still have to do exercise etc.
Bad back supports, anything what makes you feel comfortable and will not weaken your structure over a prolonged time of use are good
The mind is a powerful tool, it can be used to minimise chronic pain, visualize a stronger and healthier back.
Relaxation and Meditation are important if the back complaint is of a stress orientated nature....
Acupuncture, chiropratic and all the other modalities I have mentioned before, are all extremly valuable, the trick is to find the treatment which suits your specific complaint best, and than stick to it.
2-or 3 treatments are usally not enough, but after the 3. treatment you should be able to tell if your back is responding, if not time to try another treatment. Taking a painkiller is no ta treatment, despite what TV commerciasl try to tell us.
Looking for Self Help, you can't go pass good structured exercise.... I would recommend Gold Coast Yoga Classes, piliates or a personal trainer.
the editor of Use Nature, Dieter Luske
* Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.
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