5 ways to manage back pain at home
Back pain can be devastating to a family, especially low back pain! If you've ever read my chiropractic story, you'll know I suffered horribly from sciatica. That's the type of low back pain that travels down the leg. I would cry for relief! Some of these suggestions I didn't know about back then, and although they have helped many, these are more often than not bandaids. Without upper cervical specific chiropractic, I don't know where I'd be today.
Here are a few ideas of what you can do until you see one, especially if you have to wait a bit before your first adjustment.
These are all good, but without a properly functioning nerve system, we aren't getting to the cause. When you're ready to learn more about that, and how we can help you do that, book online.
How to handle headaches at home
Headaches and migraines can be anything from slightly annoying to debilitating. I can recall the days when my children were younger, and I'd be in bed for days after an adjustment (or at random). The light was blinding, the littlest noise made my ears feel like blown speakers. Worst of all, my children suffered by my lack of ability to care for them when I was stuck in bed. In fact, they often had to care for me! Some of these tips I didn't know of back then, but I'm happy to share them with you now.
In no particular order of importance (because what works some days may not work best others):
While managing the pains of headaches at home is okay, having them on a regular basis is not normal. You should be checked, or discuss with your doctor what's going on. If you'd like to see if chiropractic can help you, come to our educational first visit (which is free). We are happy to answer all your questions. The best part? You can book an appointment online in no time.
I started chiropractic school when my oldest son was 5. We spent seven years outside Atlanta while I studied Biology, Chiropractic, and nutrition. There were many challenges, but the worst of them were when I suffered with migraines and sciatica after being over-adjusted.
How did this burden our family relationships?
When you're in so much pain you cannot sleep, mornings come too soon and just when you're so exhausted you might finally be able to rest for a little. Patience is pretty much non-existent when you're exhausted, and as you get up and try to go about your day with that awful burning pain in your back and down your leg, it's really easy to lose your cool when children are being their wonderful selves.
Ever try to get through the day with a migraine? I have, and I failed miserably so many times. The light is so blinding you can't keep your eyes open from the pain. Your ears feel like a speaker has blown out every time someone speaks or makes a sound. Just standing up was enough extra pressure to make me fight throwing up, so my kids learned to fend for themselves on those days (which were too many in number).
I felt like a horrible mother, but I was giving all I had just to get through the day.
If you've read my chiropractic story, you know that the more I got adjusted using traditional chiropractic methods, the worse I got. I even was adjusted in the upper cervical area, using an upper cervical adjustment but without having someone who understood the rest of the methods to know when NOT to adjust me. Once I found someone who did, my life changed drastically.
Why does that matter?
I was able to SLEEP, and without pain or tossing and turning to be comfortable, so I woke RESTED. The migraines (which often happened after getting adjusted) went away along with that sciatica, and my patience levels increased. That led to doing more with my children, more laughter and smiles, and less disappointment.
This is why I share this technique with the world. It's not just about the adjustment or pain. It's about the cascade of benefits that happens after the adjustment that counts.
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