Ditch the Drugs: 3 All-Natural Solutions for Lower Back Pain

All natural solutions to chronic back pain.

If you’re among the 80% of adults who are currently experiencing or have experienced lower back pain symptoms, you know how important it is to find relief. Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the American Chiropractic Association.

Many conventional physicians recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribe narcotics to help you overcome the immediate discomfort associated with your back dysfunction that interferes with your quality of life. But these drugs only mask the pain and have potentially addictive properties and side effects that make them a less-than-ideal solution.

Natural solutions to back pain are available for many of the major causes of back pain. Whether your back pain is due to a muscle strain, a sports injury, or arthritis, drug-free treatment options are out there. Read on to learn three ways you can naturally overcome lower back pain.

Regular chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Randall can help you relieve your back pain with noninvasive, gentle adjustments that set your spine back into healthy alignment. Research supports chiropractic as an effective and safe way to treat back pain.

Spinal manipulations address the core misalignments of the spine that can be at the root of your back pain. These manipulations involve repositioning the head, shoulders, back, hips, and neck to free up nerves and to promote optimal circulation to feed inflamed tissues.

In addition to adjustments, Dr. Randall offers hot and cold therapies, relaxation techniques, electrical stimulation, and lifestyle recommendations that can help restore your back health. This multi-leveled approach helps you heal so you’re not just covering up pain; you’re overcoming the reason for your pain.

Soft tissue therapy

When you combine chiropractic adjustments with soft tissue therapy, you often get even more successful back pain relief. Examples of soft tissue therapy include dry needling, neurokinetic therapy, and active release technique.

Soft tissue therapy often addresses the underlying causes of back pain that include muscular compensation and weakness as well as poor posture. Soft tissue therapy can help reawaken muscles that have stopped functioning as they should due to postural habits or past injury.

Dietary intervention

Dr. Randall can help you craft a diet that reduces inflammation and helps you drop any extra pounds that are contributing to your back pain. A healing diet emphasizes anti-inflammatory foods that include fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables, fatty fish, and lean proteins, such as white-meat poultry, fish, and grass-fed meats. These foods contain nutrients such as potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber to assist your body in detoxifying and healing.

In addition to eating healthy foods, you should also avoid processed foods and added sugars, which contribute to inflammation and may aggravate back pain. Stay hydrated because dehydration can contribute to back pain.

Dr. Randall may also recommend certain anti-inflammatory supplements, such as fish oil and turmeric, to further reduce pain.

To take advantage of drug-free treatment options for your back pain, visit the chiropractic practice of Dr. Cagan Randall. He offers evaluation, diagnosis, and regular care that emphasizes an all-natural, drug-free approach

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