Ways To Reduce Chronic Lower Back Pain

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If you suffer from chronic lower back pain and only have only been experiencing effective relief right after visits with your chiropractor, you can use the following methods to assist with reducing discomfort in between appointments with a licensed practitioner. 

Homemade Heating Pad And Elastic Band

Applying heat to swollen and painful muscles in your back will dilate blood cells and improve blood flow. As a result, pain will lessen and inflammation may be reduced. Make a homemade heating pad by filling a cotton tube sock with dry lentils, rice, or beans. Secure the open end of the sock by stitching it closed with needle and a thread. Place the heating pad inside of a microwave and turn on the heating unit for a minute or two.

Wear a wide cloth elastic band around your waist and tuck the heating pad inside of it, so that the heat is directly against the portion of your back that hurts. The elastic band will hold the pad in place and can be worn while you are laying down, sitting, or moving about your home. 

Massage With Heated Oil

Ask a loved one to provide you with a massage when your back is causing you quite a bit of discomfort. Before the massage is given, supply the massager with essential oils and relaxing music to play while your muscles are being gently kneaded. Put on a face mask prior to the massage session to block light. Ask your loved one to warm the oil in a pan on top of your stove for a few seconds or between their fingertips before applying it to your lower back.

As the heat emanates from the oil, stiff muscles will begin to loosen and swelling will be reduced. An essential oil that is lightly scented may help you relax during the massage and help you focus on a pleasant thoughts. 

Memory Foam Mattress And Cooling Cover

Purchase a memory foam mattress to replace the standard mattress that you sleep on. Memory foam will conform to your body and provide your back with plenty of support. The new mattress may provide you with restful sleep each time that you lay on it and will reduce back strain. Cover the mattress with a cooling cover that is battery or power-operated. The coolness that you experience while resting will gently soothe your back, allowing you to fall asleep in an easier manner than you previously experienced.


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