Millions of people across America suffer from back pain on a daily basis. While many of these sufferers choose to simply ‘tough it out’ (for as long as they can stand it), others are desperately jumping at every band-aid solution on the market; oftentimes without success. Well, we’re to put an end to that. Below we’ve listed 5 simple steps to eliminating your back pain for good.
- Identify the Cause
Most healthcare professionals focus on and treat the symptoms (more often than not, with prescription drugs) while failing to identify the origin of the problem. The real key to eliminating back pain is to find out exactly what’s causing the problem. Oddly enough, you might find that your back isn’t even the issue!
- Address the Cause and the Symptom
The best approach is a combination of treating the symptoms for pain relief while also addressing the underlying cause. If you only do the former, you’ll find that you’re simply covering the problem with a solution that will eventually fail you.
- Know Your Body
Many sufferers are not truly in tune with their bodies. When pain is consuming your every thought, it an be easy for other issues and symptoms to go unnoticed. Being able to identify previously overlooked symptoms can not only lessen your pain (once you’ve seen it you can treat it) but could also be helpful in discovering the origin of the problem.
- Consistent Focused Action
Achieving success in anything requires consistency and focused action. A common struggle with chronic sufferers of any kind is that they lose motivation and fail to put in the necessary work each day. Instead, they take painkillers so that they can continue on and ignore it for a time, all the worsening the damage.
- Ditch What Doesn’t Work
These days, everyone with a smartphone and 2 hours of internet research under their belt is an expert on something. And aside from that, every person’s body is different; what may have been the holy grail to your neighbor may not affect you at all. This doesn’t mean that your condition is worse or incurable, it just means their particular solution didn’t fit your particular problem.
So if you’re trying something out and it’s not working for you or it’s even making your pain worse, stop immediately. There’s nothing wrong with research and exploration, and if you remain dedicated, you’re sure to find the right fit for you.