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5 Natural Ways to Escape Lower Back Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

When lower back pain hits hard, discussions about surgery and prescription pain medications often come up quickly, but there are natural answers that may ease pain and help avoid the risk of surgery or the danger of opioid addiction, according to

Chiropractic Leads the Way

Chiropractic heads the list with gentle targeted spinal adjustments that have been endorsed by the medical community as the first choice for natural pain relief of low back pain.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help ease pain and enjoy an overall sense of wellness. When you come in, your chiropractor will assess your back pain, learn more about your daily schedule, and review your health history.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief along with an overall sense of well-being. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the answer to take control of your back pain as you move forward with your daily schedule at home and at work.

More Ways to Help Your Back

As your back begins to improve, these may help too.

Yoga’s magic for the back - Yoga is available in local community classes, gyms and studios. Or use a DVD at home with a YouTube video. Always get your doctor’s permission before starting and work with certified instructors. Talk with them about your lower back pain, and begin gradually as you listen to your body.

Discover rocker shoes - Researchers have found  that shoes shaped like rockers on the bottom can help relieve lower back pain if they are worn a few hours each day. Don’t expect an immediate response, but watch for steady improvement over time.

Strengthen the core - A weak core can lead to a painful lower back. Improve the core with these exercises. Always check with your doctor before beginning new exercises such as these:

Abdomen crunch - Lie on the back with knees at a 90-degree angle, feet against wall. Tighten abdominal muscles. Raise head and shoulders off the floor. Hold for three breaths; lower and repeat.

Modified plank - Start on all fours. Tighten the abdomen while you keep the back straight. Hold for three deep breaths.

Superwoman or Superman - Lie on stomach with a small rolled towel under hips. Tighten abdomen and raise left arm off floor. Then lower. Repeat on opposite side and raise left leg off floor. Lower and repeat with right leg.

Let massage help - Researchers say 50 percent of people with lower back pain achieve significant relief with massage.

When you are ready to ease your lower back pain without drugs or surgery, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. Find out about the personal affordable healthcare plans that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments needed.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Austin, Tex.

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