If you suffer from lower back pain then this protocol will definitely help you out. It’s precisely created for those that suffer from tension, tightness and a compressed lower back. There are several causes for this occurring in the first place so we’ll cover those so that you can begin to change those habits so that the lower back pain does not come back. Before that though, you need to know what lower back pain can mean internally.
Lower back pain on your left or right side can be an internal issue such as kidney stones or adrenal fatigue that is surfacing that you may need to address with a more refined nutritional protocol if this is the case. If you are unaware of whether or not you have kidney stones or adrenal fatigue this may be something to investigate further. If you use the protocol below for your lower back pain and you don’t feel or notice much progress, you’ll have to find out internally if there are any issues that are causing this back pain and tension to continue.
What Causes Lower Back Pain?
If kidney stones and adrenal fatigue are out of the question a normal cause of lower back pain can be bad posture, a stressed or twisted nerve and the overall force of gravity. Gravity when combined with bad posture and a potential weakened nerve from bad posture or a poor diet due to nutritional deficiencies, back pain and tension will rise.
In order to reduce and hopefully completely remove lower back pain you need to support your body in these three ways. Proper posture, a good nutritional plan of action to support strength, nerve and spinal health as well as using topical applications such as massage or chiropractic.
3-Step Lower Back Pain-Free Protocol
Step 1: Give your body what it needs.
Lower back pain can be caused by the nervous system, spine and structural support not having enough hydration and nutrients to build a strong back and nervous system. If you lack a healthy diet your body is void of important nutrients that are key in creating a healthy nerve and spinal support structure for your body. Some of the most important foods to include in your diet for lower back pain include organic fruits and vegetables for their vitamin, mineral and antioxidant value as well as healthy fats. Healthy fats play a role in lubricating joints and lubricating the body in general to be more fluid and flexible.
Avocado’s and chia seeds are some of the best foods for getting healthy fats that will help to relieve lower back pain. On top of this ensure that you drink plenty of water. If you are dehydrated your body will not move with as much ease. Hydration paired with plenty of healthy fat rich foods and magnesium rich foods such as leafy greens, cacao and other fruits and vegetables will help to loosen, hydrate and lubricate your joints and make your entire body more fluid and flexible.
Step 2: Use Topical Treatments Such as:
There are many topical treatments that can help to relieve tension, remove pain and help your back feel better. The top recommendations that I would make are to simply take an epsom salt bath (or visit a float tank if you have one locally, this can help tremendously in just an hour) or use a essential oils such as peppermint or eucalyptus to increase blood flow to your lower back. Hot epsom salt baths are great but you can also relieve tension in the shower by simply switching from hot to cold on your back. A hot duration of a few minutes then switched to cold water, back to hot and so on and so forth will provide your lower back relief as it increases circulation and moves the lymphatic system. Essential oils, epsom salt baths, float tanks and hot-cold showers are all great topical forms of relief for your lower back.
Step 3: Use Physical Force To Your Advantage:
Physical force in the form of gravity is what causes to some degree lower back pain in the first place. If you use this in the opposite way (to your advantage) it can help tremendously. The reason I recommend the specific nutritional protocol and topical treatments above first is because you want to give your body the loosening, lubricating and hydrating agents that it needs first before you use any kind of force in my experience. Using force, gravity and other forms of physical application require your body to be fluid and flexible to adjust and adapt to the changes in a sustainable way. The order here is important, so follow step 1, step 2 and then step 3.
You can use several physical forces to your advantage. You can use an inversion table in your home which essentially just allows you to hang upside down for as little or as long as you want. This stretches and pulls your back and spine and gives you a good amount of relief in a short period of time and increases blood flow upwards (towards your head) as you hang upside down. You can also use a yoga swing in your home as well if an inversion table takes up too much room. These are both solutions to hang upside down and use your body weight in conjunction with gravity to stretch your back, spine and entire body which allows for stretched relief and newfound circulation. Beyond this you can visit a local chiropractor, which can help tremendously as well as a massage therapist. Massage and chiropractic can work incredibly well also. I also personally wear an intelliskin shirt while I work on my computer to keep my back posture erect and upright so that I strengthen my back and posture without having to be as conscious of it throughout the workday. If you work in an office, this can help a lot or a simple stand-up desk from amazon is a solution to ensure that your neck isn’t leaned forward creating bad posture for your entire spine.
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