Back pain can be debilitating. Studies have shown that over $61 billion a year in lost productive can be attributed to back problems. The good news is that many times back pain especially lower back back can be treated without resorting to costly and risky surgery. Below are some of the alternative treatment for the relief of lower back pain. Some you may have heard of and some that maybe new to you at least they were to me.
1. Capasaicin Cream: I am sure you have heard of capasaicin. It is the chemical in chili peppers that produces the burning sensation in your mouth and makes you want to drink a gallon of water or other cool beverage. In a cream form and applied to the skin caspasicin interfers with the neurochemical that transmits pain to the brain. Called capasicum cream in can be bought over the counter. In several double blind test people who were treated with the cream had their pain reduced an average of 42%. Remember to wear gloves when handling the cream and to follow the instructions on the label.
2. Music Therapy: It’s been said that music can calm the savage beast, but can it soothe lower back pain. The answer is yes. Music therapy has been used to treat depression and anxiety in a number of situations. Recently it has been found to help relieve the anxiety and depression associated with an aching back. It’s an inexpensive and risk free method to try and who knows it may work.
3. Bowen Therapy: This therapy was invented by Australian osteopath Tom Bowen. It is a type of gentle bodywork that was developed more widely used in Australia and Europe, but it has been growing in popularity in North America. The treatment involves a series of specialized “moves” using their fingers and thumbs. These moves typically involve the therapist pulling the skin slack away from the muscle, applying pressure, and then quickly releasing the tension. These moves are performed on precise areas of muscles where special receptors are located. Nerve impulses are sent to the brain, resulting in muscle relaxation and reduction of pain. You’ll need to find a Bowen Therapists so do a Google search for one in your area.
The real key to curing your pain is to find a treatment for lower back pain relief that really works. While the above methods are worth exploring and have some merit it is best to find a program that can cure your pain and prevent it from returning. One of the top rated programs is This program developed by The Healthy Back Institute has helped thousands to lose their back pain for good. The Lose The Back Pain System custom designs a program of specific movements and exercises tailored to your exact needs.
Bowen therapists use:
The moves are not continuous – the therapist allows the client to rest for a few minutes between each move. A typical treatment is between 30 to 40 minutes.