|Date Added: February 25, 2010 02:39:38 PM|
In our fast-paced society, most people do not take the time to really care for their health. Problems like lack of sleep, lack of focus and concentration, and chronic stress are epidemic. Nonetheless, one of the worst of our problems is chronic pain. Our society buys all kinds of pain remedies – from traditional pills like Tylenol and aspirin, to extra strength pain relief that is only available through prescription, to herbal and alternative treatments. Some of the advanced pain relief methods even involve acupuncture, energy manipulation, and other New Age techniques. When you are in chronic pain, you will try anything to make it go away. Fortunately, many of these pain remedies are quite effective.
When I strained my back about a year ago, I was in chronic pain. I tried almost every back pain remedy that there was. None of them, however, offered adequate help by themselves. Prescription pain remedies were pretty good. They would take away most of the pain, but nonetheless I would be chronically uncomfortable. I would not be able to sit still for long periods of time, and I would always feel stiff and restless. I tried some exercises for back pain relief, but initially they did very little. Nonetheless, I stuck with these exercises and added a few other pain remedies as well. I tried some acupuncture pain relief, and even breathing exercises. None of it worked by itself, but together it finally beat the back pain. Now I am as healthy as I have ever been!
I think that my experience with pain remedies provides a lesson that is important to listen to. A lot of the time, we look for one cause and one solution. In reality, however, our problems are much more complicated than that. Finding the right pain remedies can be a long and involved process if you assume that there can only be one thing that's going to take care of everything. If you're willing to be open to the possibility that the problem is a complex one that requires a multitiered approach, however, you will probably find a pain remedy that works for it. In my case, my pain remedies involved exercises, medication, changes in my diet, and even changes in my work schedule. If I had not been willing to try all of these things, I would still be in chronic pain. Because I was open-minded and dedicated to finding a solution, however, I am better.
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