For most back pain relief is a dream, you live with pain constantly or repeating so often you can’t remember when you were once pain free and able to enjoy life fully. This brief article is going to offer some help, a simple technique you can use at home to help ease some of your pain.
But I want you to also understand the 3 easy steps to get long lasting relief. Sure you are like everyone else and want a quick solution. One that requires no effort, no time and costs nothing.
Unfortunately I will disappoint you, as there is no such cure and it would be criminal of me to offer one. However, there is an easy solution that requires only a few minutes each day. Best of all long term all you need to do is reassess your spine each month (or possibly every 2 weeks as it only takes a minute to check it) to make sure you remain in balance.
But first that simple technique I promised you…
Most back pain no matter where it is, is created by muscle tension. Reducing muscle tension quickly can actually help reduce pain. But long term back pain relief still requires a bit more, not much but more to make sure every cause has been eliminated.
For now though, to reduce muscle tension there are a few methods. You could try stretching but if your muscles are really tight this may actually aggravate the pain. So one of the simplest techniques is using Acupressure.
Acupressure has been used for many years effectively to reduce pain and help muscles to reduce in tension. Yes it is from the east, but it is also proven to work. You no doubt have tried many ways to ease your pain, what is one more thing to try – especially if it works.
But as I warn all my clients, this technique will not work for everyone, which is why we teach 16 various techniques inside our X-Pain Method to help ease pain. Relief of back pain is important, in fact it is one of those 3 easy steps I mentioned we will get to.
To help ease some of your pain now though use the following technique. Please remember, to stimulate an Acupressure point you need to:
- Press the point firmly, it may be tender so you can reduce the pressure if very tender.
- Press and rub in a small circular motion for about 20 seconds and then relax.
- Repeat this 3 times with a 20-30 second break in between times.
- You can do this often during the day or until pain eases.
Okay, there is an Acupressure point on the inside of your ankle which will help with back pain no matter where it is. All you do is place a knuckle or your finger tip between your inner ankle bone and Achilles tendon (the large tendon running from your heel bone to calf muscle).
Apply pressure, rub in that circular motion for 20 seconds, relax and repeat a few more times. This should help to reduce pain and will even help muscles relax.
Try it and see how you go, if you don’t get relief then you will need to use other techniques to help ease pain. But as I said there are many simple techniques you can try to achieve temporary relief.
However long term back pain relief requires 3 easy steps…
The first step is actually the simplest in that it only takes a minute. The first step is working out which type of imbalance you have. There are 4 main types and each will case a distortion in your spine that allows pain to develop.
Working out which imbalance you have is essential as it allows you to target the right muscles. Get the wrong pattern and you can be stretching, strengthening and targeting the wrong areas – and remaining in pain longer than you should.
The second step is removing pain. Getting at least temporary relief from back pain is important for many reasons. The biggest reason is that nobody likes to be in pain, the second reason is that your body heals faster when pain free – which is important for the final step.
The last step is actually re-balancing your spine, removing the imbalance you detect in the first step. Now this may sound a difficult task, but all it requires is a few minutes each day (for most less than 20 minutes) until the spine re-balances – which can be in a matter of a week or few.
Then each month (or more if you wish) you repeat step one to make sure those balances remain. If not simply reapply step 3 because most times you will see the imbalance before pain arrives, hence becoming better at preventing – which is easier and more enjoyable as you remain pain free.
So apply the technique above but please make sure you follow the 3 easy steps for back pain relief – life does become more enjoyable being free of back pain.