Michael J. Homan’s quest for relief from pinched nerves caused by degenerative disc disease is the subject of this essay. Acupuncture and strengthening the muscles around the spine are important for maintaining the health of the spine, and Mike explains how to use both techniques.
His e-book entitled 4 Steps To A Pain-FREE Back! is a guide to natural healing treatments like acupressure, electro-acupuncture, reflexology, crystal therapy, and Chinese magnetic cupping, and he maintains a health-related web site.
Acupuncture is a subject I’ve studied and taken classes on. I’ve done some reading on the subject. I’ve also looked at the psychological aspects of pain and medical concerns. In addition, I’m a Reiki Master Teacher.
Having learned a little more about me and what inspires my work, let’s get to the meat and potatoes.
This post has been condensed for the sake of readability because it is a compilation of four significant research, but you can read the originals on my website, healthgrowhealthier.com, or purchase my e-book.
The health of your spine is influenced by four primary factors, according to my research.
As a starting point, there is body language. Despite the fact that you’ve probably heard this before, it bears repeating.
Sitting, standing, and sleeping should all be observed for their posture. Get into the habit of always keeping an eye on your posture. If it’s crooked, get to work straightening it out.
The shoulder of the arm that’s up can pinch a nerve in your neck if it relaxes and bends in toward your head or neck if you sleep like I have in the past, with both hands beneath your pillow. It’s best to place one hand beneath your pillow and the other under your arm when doing this.
Purchase various-thickness pillows so that you can alternate between them throughout the night if possible. I don’t know about you, but I can’t sleep on my back with a fluffy, lofty pillow. When I lay on my side, I have a stiff neck from using a tiny pillow.
Your back’s range of motion is the next most important consideration.
It is important to get your spine back in alignment and flexible if you notice that your back frequently falls out of alignment.
Of course, if you think a chiropractor is the best option for you, you should go for it. Imagine what you could accomplish if you were able to align your back whenever you wanted. It’s really not that difficult!
If you’re experiencing discomfort, apply ice or heat to the area until it subsides.
If any of your nerves are inflamed or swollen, you should not exercise at all.
Learn kundalini yoga to improve your flexibility in your back. All yoga styles aren’t the same as the ones you’ve seen on television. The spine exercises established by Kundalini yoga are excellent and effective for increasing flexibility. Before meditating, you can use Kundalini Yoga as a spiritual aid.
Strengthening your back and the muscles surrounding it is extremely important. The third and final step to a healthy back is to perform this exercise.
Sit-ups are a good example of this type of workout. You don’t have to do a lot of sit-ups unless you’re comfortable with doing so… step by step.
All of these things should be done at a pace that is comfortable for you. What you are feeling will be communicated to you through your body. A indicator of trouble is pain.
Just keep in mind that if you’re in pain, it’s appropriate to take a painkiller. However, keep in mind that they do not address the fundamental cause of the problem; rather, they merely cover the warning sign and put an end to it.
It’s not enough to eat healthily to be healthy. Mental health, the environment, and a slew of other things must be taken into account. A doctor’s job is made more difficult when the condition stems from psychological disorders that went undiagnosed for a long period before manifesting as a physical ailment.
Starting a daily stretching exercise is the final and final step in maintaining good back health. Experiment with stretching like a cat or a dog when they first get up.
The best way to maintain the health of your back is to make sure that your stomach and back muscles are working together to keep it flexible and strong. Like me, you may have to strike a balance between strength in one area and weakness in another.
People differ from one another in so many ways. As a result, you should never assume that what has worked for someone else will work for you. Build on other people’s information and incorporate it into your own.
In order to keep your discomfort at bay when it flares up, I propose that you practise some acupressure techniques.
Simply by exerting pressure on specific points on the body, I have found that acupressure can help alleviate discomfort. However, for something like that, I’d recommend consulting with a specialist, looking for an acupuncturist, or taking an acupressure course as I did.