Fighting pain is my mission — and has been for the last 10 years. You do something for 10 years, and you learn what really works.
But my sincere question for you is: do you know what works?
If you’re looking at another year of pain, stop. It’s time to make a change. Take action. Start doing the things now that will bring you pain relief.
You might feel overwhelmed with all the options at first… but you don’t have to wonder where to start.
I’ve taken a look at all the advice I’ve given over the years and broken it down to six of the most effective things you can do right now to stop pain now.
In fact, if you want to stop pain now, I guarantee at least one of these approaches will help. Just remember your body likely didn’t become painful overnight… it probably has multiple causes, so sometimes it takes more than one approach to get total pain relief. Try these out then be sure to tell me how well they worked for you.
#1 — Toss the Painkillers
One of the most dangerous things you can take for your pain is a pharmaceutical painkiller.
I’m not joking. Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Bayer, Celebrex, Demerol, Motrin, Naproxen, Percocet, Tylenol, Ultram, Vicodin and all the other “Big Pharma” painkillers contribute to pain and ill health. Celebrex triples your risk of heart attack, while Tylenol sends more than 56,000 Americans to the emergency room every year.
Who needs to put up with complications or side effects to get needed pain relief? Not you, right? That’s why I advocate using all-natural pain relieving ingredients instead of pharmaceutical drugs.
You no longer need to pollute and damage your body once you know how to nourish and heal yourself by giving your body what it needs. Stop pain naturally by using natural foods like ginger and pineapple for their natural anti-inflammatory properties.
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#2 — Exercise
Let’s not pretend that exercise isn’t necessary if you want to stop pain. The fact of the matter is your muscles were made to move, not sit stagnant in one position all day long.
If you spend most of your life in a chair or on the sofa, it’s time to get up and get moving. Even a few minutes a day can make a dramatic difference – if you exercise the right way.
I hear you, there’s just not enough time to work out. You joined the gym already but never make it.
Well, I just took your excuses away with my No Excuses Workout. In literally 4 minutes you’ll get in an entire workout.
Listen, can you spare 4 minutes to get up off your couch between the two television programs you’ll watch tonight? You can fit your entire workout in the commercial break between programs.
Is that ALL you should do? No, I believe you should spend more than 4 minutes a day moving, but this workout will give your body a strong workout in just 4 minutes. You WILL notice the difference, I guarantee it.
#3 — Sit Right
I bet you’re sitting right now. And 5 bucks says you’re not sitting right.
Slouched shoulders, rounded spine, chair making your butt and legs go numb, maybe even with a computer balanced on your knees as you hunch over it — what are you doing to yourself?
Sitting correctly is a “small” thing with the potential to make a BIG impact on your body. You can relieve sciatic nerve pain, cushion your sacrum, and rock your spine into a better position all day just by using the right back support tools.
A good back support cushion or back orthotic can help turn a back-killing seat into one that improves your posture, but when it comes to sitting comfort, nothing beats a high-quality chair. And after testing dozens and dozens of models, we’ve found the best…
#4 — Invert Already
I’m a big fan of inversion therapy — and I’m not alone. Major corporations pay workers to invert on company time to reduce absences due to back pain, and even the US Army uses it to help decompress battle-worn spines so troops can recover faster from brutal workouts.
Inversion therapy has 2,000 years of medical history behind it. Most of the studies I’ve seen — even the conservative ones — credit inversion with a 70% success rate at preventing back surgery. Stop pain, eliminate the need for back surgery, and get all the other circulation and health boosts of inversion? Why wait?
Oh, right, the upside-down thing. Here’s the inside scoop: You don’t need to fully invert to get the benefits of inversion therapy. As little as 15 degrees of incline (like your car on a curve) can give your body the benefits of inversion therapy.
#5 — Sleep On It
Last but not least, you need a good night of sleep every night. Your back deserves to wake up rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
But here’s the deal… if you’re going to spend 8 hours a night on a lumpy, sagging mattress you’re not really giving your back the rest it needs to recover from pain. Invest in a quality mattress – your back will definitely thank you for it in the morning.
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Written By: Updated: January 27,2012