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Being Affected By Mid Back Pain? Here Are Some Simple Healing Recommendations

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You did it! You've been told and told about the proper way to pick up heavy objects, but you ignored good advice and while playing with your children, you bent over to scoop up one of the kids and whammo, now you can't straighten up. Your lower back is screaming in protest and can no longer support your upper torso. Now what?

The reality is that regardless of the fact that many strains of this type can be effectively controlled and rehabilitated through physical therapy, many people choose to opt for more passive alternatives for relief. A whole industry of back products has been created to meet the needs of those who demand treatment to occur while active or idle. These products are used while at school or work, driving or while sleeping.

They can be ingested or used topically. One thing is certain though. Unless the strain is relatively minor, the majority of these "over the counter" treatments just don't work. As a matter of fact it is possible for the injured party to suffer far more than necessary, and endure a longer period of recovery than required.

Massage Therapy

One of the more popular treatments is massage therapy. Massage is one of the oldest therapies in use since the dawn of modern man. It has been practiced in the Far East regions of Asia, (Thai and Shiatsu massage) as well as by medicine men of the American Indian Tribes of the West (healing touch and rhythmic massage). In can be used in conjunction with healing oils and hot stones depending upon the desired results.

The term massage comes from the French massage, meaning "friction of kneading". This activity involves manipulating the body with pressure and can be structured or unstructured. It can be stationary or moving and applied through tension, motion or vibration. Massage targets can be tendons, ligaments, muscles, skin and joints as well as connective tissue and lymphatic vessels or organs. Persons applying massage can use fingers, elbows, hands and feet. There are presently over eighty different massage modalities, and it continues to be a popular therapy because of its clinical effectiveness.

Yoga

The goal of yoga is to attain a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. A byproduct of yoga is that it increases flexibility and strengthens muscles. It can center your thoughts and relax and calm you. Though this spiritual practice originated in India over five thousand years ago, it is widely practiced all over the world.

Yoga uses different postures to focus concentration on different body parts, as well as breathing techniques to align the body with the mind. While there are hundreds of different yoga positions, there are not that many different types of yoga to practice. A few of the more popular styles practiced in the US are,

Hatha Yoga, the most widely practiced type. Lyengar Yoga, similar to Hatha, but focuses more on body alignment and balance. Kundalini Yoga, more emphasis on rapid movement, breathing, chanting and meditation. Bikram Yoga, practiced in heated rooms to promote relaxed muscles and sweat. Ashtanga Yoga, an ancient system taught through an aggressive workout.

Electrical Stimulation

When electrodes are applied to the lower back, electrical stimulation causes the muscles to contract. This application of relaxing and contracting the muscles helps to strengthen the affected muscle fibers. This therapy also promotes increased blood supply to the affected area to promote quicker healing.

What you ultimately decide should be a collaboration between yourself and your doctor, but know that the proper diagnosis and treatment recommended should produce a restoration of health.

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