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Low Back Pain? MDs Say to Use Natural Remedies, Not Drugs

posted Feb 27, 2017, 9:34 AM by Susan Bernhardt   [ updated Feb 27, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

Lower back pain? MDs now agree: alternative and natural methods work best.

The American College of Physicians now advises that all kinds of low back pain should be treated with natural methods, not drugs. This goes for acute, subacute, and chronic pain. They even say to skip Tylenol for acute pain. It doesn't work any better than a placebo. Here's what does work according to the MDs: heat; massage; yoga; exercise, mindfulness based stress reduction (i.e., meditation), and other natural remedies.

Come see me for Thai massage, yoga therapy, Reiki, and natural topicals for pain relief. Thai massage, for example, uses massage techniques and passive stretching to release tight areas, potentially resulting in improved spinal and pelvic alignment. Heated Thai herbal compresses can add to the relief and allow for deeper work.

The massage work I do for low back pain is not generic. As a result of working with my own low back, sacroiliac joint, and pelvic alignment issues, and those of many, many other people, I've learned much about specific techniques that can truly address the imbalances causing pain. With or without the bodywork, I can recommend a couple of quick, yoga-type movements that you can do at home can help as well -- no yoga experience or flexibility needed.

To see more about the MDs' advice, take at look at this article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/no-drugs-for-back-pain-new-guidelines-say-1487024168?mod=e2f

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