Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the U.S. At one time or another, back pain affects an estimated 80 percent of Americans. The degree of pain and duration vary greatly. It could come from the lower, middle or upper back. Common back pain causes include nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease and arthritis. According to the Mayo Medical Clinic, Back pain can come on suddenly and last up to six weeks (acute), which may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. At times, Back pain develops without a specific cause that your doctor can identify with a test or imaging study. Conditions commonly linked to back pain include: Muscle or ligament strain.
The most commonly used medications for back pain are NSAIDS, which are anti-inflammatory drugs. These include drugs such as Ibuprofen, Voltaren and even Valium, the latter being subscribed simply because it is an excellent muscle relaxant. Cryotherapy, Rocktape and CBD are effective alternatives to traditional ways of treating chronic back pain.
One session in the Whole Body Cryo chamber will relieve the inflammation that causes back pain. Its comparable to ice baths, in which the cold decreases inflammation in joints and muscles. It can also help encourage the growth of healthy skin cells, and improve the dexterity of existing cells. When you enter the chamber for your Whole-Body Cryotherapy [WBC] treatment, your bodies skin receptors send a message to your brain that you’re freezing. The body reacts by rushing all the blood in to protect your vital organs. In doing so, the blood is detoxified and oxygenated. The body then sends a map of your central nervous system to the brain. Once you step out of the machine and begin acclimating to the normal temperatures, the blood rushes back out and the body focuses on healing the problematic areas. Cryotherapy sessions are only 3 minutes with long-lasting benefits.
CBD oil can be used in conjunction with WBC sessions for optimum relief from chronic back pain. In March 2015, a link was discovered between Cannabinoids and their effect on chronic back pain and related conditions. It has been determined that the Cannabis compound is completely non-psychoactive. Various tests have been conducted that prove CBD oil is effective in managing chronic back pain.
Another highly effective alternative treatment for back pain is Kinesiology taping. Kinesio Taping provides support and stability to your joints and muscles and does not affect your circulation and range of motion. KinesioTaping utilizes the body’s own natural healing process. Kinesio Taping exhibits its effectiveness through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis.