What Your Back Pain is Trying to Tell You

The Urban Monk

Sit up straight.

Right now.

Roll your shoulders back. Tuck in your chin and draw your head back.

Now relax.

There, now isn’t that better?

And here’s the most frustrating part…

Sometimes your back pain doesn’t even originate from the source of the pain! This “referred pain” you feel is likely caused by an entirely different part of your body.

But the good news is…

HOW TO EASE YOUR “WEAR AND TEAR” PAIN

In all likelihood, you need to take a rest from whatever consistent activity you’ve been doing the most.

HOW TO EASE YOUR REFERRED PAIN

Similarly to axial pain, referred pain won’t normally require surgery. Simply rest, stretch, apply ice packs or hot pads, and take appropriate pain medication.

HOW TO EASE YOUR RADICULAR PAIN

Anti-inflammatory drugs are normally recommended for traversing nerve pain, as well as physical therapy and stretching. Avoid bending the spine excessively, jumping, or high intensity work-outs.

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