Tuesday, October 25, 2011

When the Pain in your Back does not go away

People with back pain have my respect. Most people I know tolerate this kind of pain to the point of acceptance, a chronic reminder of things not functioning right in their body.  They talk about a "bad back" and they try to "just live with it". Chronic back pain points to pinched nerves, a congested colon, spine inflammation, vertebral misalingments.

Treatment for back pain includes visits to specialists, chiropractors and other practitioners, often surgery.  One of the most powerful tools for effective pain management until the proper course of action is implemented is the Raindrop Technique. It is a massage technique developed by Gary Young, founder of Young Living, based on his research with essential oils as antimicrobial agents.  It is applied using seven different essential oils:Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Cypress, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Peppermint.  Don't you just love that you can pronounce each and every one of those oils?  How is the technique different? "The oils are dispensed like drops of rain from a height of six inches above the back and feathered and massaged along the vertebrae and back muscles", a description found in the Essential Oils Desk Reference.
By far, it has been the best massage I have ever had, easing out tension and pain from my back.

If massage is not a choice for you, here are some alternative oils you can use topically. 
  • Daily Pain: Wintergreen,Clary Sage, Helichrysum, Sweet Marjoram, Sandalwood.
  • Numbing Relief: Clove Bud, Frankincense, Roman Chamomile, Lemongrass.
  • Inflammation: Geranium, Juniper, Myrrh, Rose, Tea Tree, Panaway, Deep Relief, Copaiba, Peppermint.
Massage oils include: Ortho Sport and Ortho Ease.  You can use those like a lotion. Cold compresses for inflammation and warm compresses for non-inflammatory conditions are also recommended.

Exercise, especially yoga, swimming and stretching  as well as proper nutrition also can help ease discomfort with real results. 

The natural options outlined on this post are for you to consider.  Back pain can be due to many different causes but pain management is possible, affordable and without side effects. What do you have to lose?  PAIN!

1 comment:

  1. Chiropractic care can also help you to manage your pain by helping to locate and correct serious nervous system stress, strengthen your muscles surrounding your nerves and advising you on the proper care of your body.

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