Experiencing pain in your lower back is not uncommon. Finding the best way to treat it depends really on the cause. If your pain has been brought on from an incident where you twisted or tweaked something while you were lifting or working out, or you slipped, that somehow makes it more manageable.
When you know what the cause was, that will help find the best treatments. Sometimes, though, back pain comes in a little more slowly and it builds in a more insidious fashion. In these cases, relief may be a little more difficult to come by.
Cold as Ice
How many times do you see sports injuries being treated with an ice pack? When the injury has been caused by an impact or a twist, the first few hours after the injury are when cold treatment will help alleviate the symptoms and aid a more rapid recovery. Cold helps reduce inflammation. It also acts as a mild analgesic in the immediate local area. Continue reading “Home Remedies For Lower Back Pain Relief”→
Dr. Charles Bens – Not only is Functional Medicine here to stay, it is poised to be the centerpiece in one of the most significant shifts in the health and medical paradigm in the past one hundred years. For anyone who has been paying attention, there has been a virtual war going on between Conventional/ Allopathic Medicine and Functional/Natural Medicine since the early 1900s. In fact, this virtual war often became a real war when the medical establishment would attack and try to discredit chiropractors, naturopaths, homeopathy practitioners and those who made or distributed nutritional supplements. 1
C-reactive Protein Test – This is a blood test that measures the amount of inflammation in the body. In many cases, inflammation is a better indicator of risk for heart disease than cholesterol. Cholesterol is important to our bodies for the repair of the epithelial lining of our arteries and for making vitamin D3, just to mention a few of its many functions. Over half of people who experience heart attacks have perfect levels of cholesterol, which calls into question its true value as an indicator of risk for heart disease. 13 Continue reading “Is Functional Medicine Here to Stay?”→
When we visit our family doctor, it’s often to make sure that we are okay physically. Either we are getting an annual physical done or we are there to heal from an illness. Much of our mental health is related to our physical health and yet we tend to ignore that part of ourselves. When we are not feeling well mentally, it will manifest itself physically. Here are a few things to consider when it comes to taking care of you entirely.
Sleep Isn’t About Beauty
“Beauty sleep” is a phrase often used and often associated with our appearance. The reality is, our bodies need to rest so that they can function at their best. If we aren’t sleeping well, we tend to not feel very well the next day. To get the best sleep possible, the first thing to look at is your mattress. If it’s too hard, lumpy, or even too soft, it’s time to replace it. Sites like thebeddingmart.com make it easy to find the mattress you need and have it delivered to you, without ever stepping out of your home. If your mattress is perfectly fine, you may need to look at how you are going to sleep. Continue reading “Taking Care Of Your Mental Health is Vital For Physical Health”→
Healthy & Tasty Recipes – Do you know what tinnitus is? Tinnitus is a condition which manifests with ringing in the ears that can be pretty debilitating and annoying. It’s not a sign of anything serious, but can be unpleasant if left untreated.
According to statistics, the condition occurs mainly due to loud noises, and more than 50 million Americans are suffering from it.
The condition causes ringing in the ears with no external sound. Some patients have described the ringing as hissing, roaring, buzzing and clicking noise.
Main causes of tinnitus
As we already said, tinnitus occurs due to loud noises or bangs, but can also be caused by head injuries, wax buildup, whiplash, nutritional deficiencies and high levels of stress and anxiety. Although the condition is usually treated with ototoxic medications, they can sometimes make matters worse, which is why you should try a different approach. Luckily, there are many natural remedies which can help.
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