Natural relief for back pain

So you've tried everything and still can't get any relief for your back pain. That's the story I hear nearly every day.

And if you're like most of my first-time patients, "everything" includes a whole lot of drugs and injections... but none of the real natural solutions like natural anti-inflammatories that have proven to work time and again.

Ask a conventional medicine doctor about them, and he'll sniff and call them "unproven" or even "ineffective," without even a shred of irony. After all, this is coming from a guy who keeps prescribing drugs that don't work.

So ignore his dismissals and try something that'll work for a change.

I suggest starting with natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, MSM and bromelain. That conventional medicine doctor who won't even talk about these options will also admit they work -- indirectly. After all, the treatments he's pushing all attack or attempt to attack inflammation.

With natural anti-inflammatories, you're attacking the same cause -- but these options are much safer, and far more effective.

In addition to natural anti-inflammatories, try some of the non-drug treatments and therapies that can work wonders for back pain. Natural injections utilizing your own growth factors (known as platelet rich plasma) or ozone can have some amazing benefits. I've also seen great results with cold laser treatments on the area of the injury.

And everyone loves a good massage, right? In one study, 10 weeks of regular massage not only helped bring more relief than "usual care," but those benefits lasted for a full four months after the massages ended.

Both chiropractic and acupuncture have also proven in studies to help reduce or even eliminate the pain. In some cases, they will require multiple sessions before the benefit kicks in, so be sure to stay with them.

And finally, don't forget the power of a good stretch. You'll find some stretching exercises online you can do on your own at home.

On their own, each of these treatments could limit or end the pain. But many people may find better results by mixing and matching these treatments. It may take a little time before you find what works best for you, but it's worth the effort.