Knowing how to relieve back pain is a vital skill. The statistics say that over 80% of adults will suffer with pain, so knowing how to stop it should almost be taught in schools.
But is isn’t, so I thought it best to outline 3 simple tips you can use now to help get quick back pain relief.
Before we get to the tips you need to realize that back pain is a complex issue, that although most pain is “created” by muscle tension, the cause of your pain is somewhat different.
What Is The Cause of Back Pain
Research has proven that ALL back pain and sciatica is caused by an accumulation of events. The day-to-day life you lead, with the bending, lifting, twisting, poor postures, minor bumps and falls.
Collectively these cause imbalances in your spine, minor initially (unless you have a major fall), that with time increase.
As the stress on your spine increases, the imbalances increase which then leads to pain.
You may think your pain started with that final activity … the object you lifted … or how you got up from a chair … or some other “normal daily activity”.
In fact it started many weeks, months or even years ago and today was just the point in time where you accumulation of tension was just too much … and pain developed.
Why is this important to know?
Well these tips will help ease pain but you should still look to remove the imbalances that have developed in your spine. If not you may very well ease pain quickly today, but it will return.
So if you’d like to learn how to remove these imbalances simply click the following link…
And now on to some simple things to do now…
Tip #1 – How To Relieve Back Pain Quickly
When back pain first strikes, as I said, it is from an accumulation of many small muscle and joint imbalances.
Your joints have slowed in motion, muscles have tightened and yet others have lost some strength, there may even be a small amount of inflammation.
One of the simplest activities you can do is to go for a walk. In fact a good 30 minutes walk will cause many positive benefits.
Walking helps to encourage joints to move, it allows muscles to contract and relax and even creates a pumping action to ease inflammation.
Many people will find that going for a good walk will help ease pain quickly and is a good step to start with when pain first develops.
Tip #2 – Target The Point of Pain
Most pain is from tight muscles, in fact not a general tightness, but localized muscle spasm called Trigger Points.
These have developed over time as the muscle imbalances develop. They are small lumps of spasm in the belly on your muscles.
For lower back pain they are commonly found in the muscles either side of your spine, in the gluteal region and in the Quadratus Lumborum muscle.
You can ease these Trigger Points by placing pressure on the point for 20-30 seconds by lying on a tennis ball and then releasing the pressure. You will know when you hit the spot as Trigger Points tend to be very painful.
Use the pressure a few times and then stretch the muscle to help ease overall tension in the muscle.
The best way to locate the points is using what is called Trigger Point Mapping. Each muscle has certain location of where points will be and a pain pattern.
So it is easy to look at the map and see where your pain is and the Trigger Point associated with. We give you this map as part of our X-Pain Program.
Below is a brief video demonstrating the process…
Now that you have eased some Trigger Points, been for a walk, the final tips is very straight forward…
Tip #3 – Turn Off The Pain Signals
Relieving back pain can be almost instant if you use acupressure. Acupressure can be used to literally turn off the pain signals.
This is why Acupuncture and Acupressure are still used in surgical operation is Asia, so that operations can be performed without anesthesia. There are points, which literally control pain.
For back pain and sciatica there are a few points that relate directly to the issues causing your pain. Acupressure points can be stimulated by pressing firmly for about 10 seconds on points. The points are easily located and can be used often during the day to relive back pain.
The beauty of Acupressure is that you always carry your hands with you, whereas reaching for a pill is not always easy.
This is why with the X-Pain Program we teach you various skills so you can control pain quickly … and remove the underlying causes just as quick.
Simply click the link below to learn more about this simple, yet highly effective program.