Premiere's Pain Spray
Back Pain Relief: a Natural Remedy
We’re a nation in pain. And a lot of it settles in our backs! On any given day, 1 in every 20 Americans—15 million people—suffers from back pain.
- Back pain is the second most common pain ailment in America, surpassed only by headache pain.
- Back pain is the most common cause of U.S. doctor office visits; and it vies with the common cold for most missed workdays each year.
- Together, upper back pain and lower back pain attack 4 out of 5 of us, at one time or another.
- Nationwide, we spend at least $50 billion annually on low back pain alone, the most common cause of job-related injury.
Acute or chronic back pain?
When back pain strikes, it’s hard to know whether it’s “acute” or “chronic pain.” Whatever your genetically-influenced pain tolerance, both acute and chronic back pain interfere with work, routine daily activities and weekend recreation. Nevertheless, they are different. Here are some tips to help you figure it out which one you’ve got.
Acute back pain is usually caused by a mild trauma to the lower back. It can result from a sports injury, housework or gardening, lifting, or the sudden jolt to spine and bones that happens in a car accident. Acute back pain can certainly feel severe, but it’s generally short-term, lasting from a few days up to a few weeks. Symptoms can include nagging muscle ache, sharp knife-like pain, loss of flexibility, impaired range of motion or difficulty standing up straight.
Chronic back pain is often similar in feeling and intensity. The major difference is that it persists. How long? Frankly, it depends who you ask. Some doctors say that if pain lasts longer than 3 months, it’s chronic. Others say it has to linger for 6 months. And a few won’t diagnosis chronic pain until the person has suffered for a full year.
Remember, though, chronic pain doesn’t necessarily mean non-stop discomfort. Many people with chronic back pain can go for months without feeling a lot of discomfort—only to have it return suddenly, intensely, and frequently without a clear reason.
Is lower back pain “a forever thing”?
Luckily for those living with lower back pain, the vast majority of cases do heal with time and a bit of common sense. Whether it’s the result of an injury or just the aches that comes with age, keep these guidelines in mind.
- Take it easy but keep moving. Researchers have investigated how bed rest affects back pain and they’ve concluded that it only makes the pain worse. Keep moving. Experts say that it is actually a mistake to stop all activity. And new research confirms the notion that light activity helps you heal faster.
- Start hot/cold therapy. The heat relaxes muscles and the cold reduces pain. You can alternate by applying a hot compress (or heating pad) for 15 minutes and then switching to a cold compress for 15 minutes. (Frozen vegetable bags are wonder cold packs because they mold to your back.)
- Return to normal activities. When? As soon as possible; but be careful to not strain your back in the process.
- Watch your posture. If let yourself slouch into the pain, you’ll only prolong your misery. Stand as straight as you can. And if you return to a job where you sit for long periods of time, make sure you have a chair with a high, straight back—and sit right up against it.
- Do low-impact exercise everyday. The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends walking. But many doctors agree that you’ll get just as much benefit from stretching or swimming. Avoid running, jogging and twisting until you feel better.
- Try a complementary therapy. This includes, for example: yoga, chiropractic, therapeutic massage, reflexology or acupuncture. Studies substantiate the benefits of all these treatments. Check your insurance policy because some policies cover these medical visits.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking increases your risk of back injury and worsens back pain in those suffering from it. Some investigators suspect it’s because smoking reduces oxygen flow to your muscular-skeleton system and that, in turn, weakens the back.
- Lose a few pounds. Being overweight definitely ups your chances of another injury.
- Avoid aspirin. If an injury occurs, go easy on grocery store pain relievers because there are serious health risks associated with aspirin and ibuprofen (including stomach and intestinal bleeding, impaired kidney function and high blood pressure).
Seek a Natural Solution
Fortunately, there are now herbal pain relief products that work as well—or better—than aspirin, without harmful side effects.
Premiere’s Pain Spray is the perfect natural remedy for back pain relief. Whether the pain is from a one-time sports mishap or caused by persistent arthritis, this all natural solution has been giving powerful back pain relief to people nationwide, for over 20 years.
Pain Spray also eases neck pain, shoulder pain, arthritis pain, shingles pain, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, pinched nerves, tendinitis and muscle sprain. Relief is felt within seconds and lasts 4-5 hours. Safe for all ages.