Can Complimentary Therapies Cure Middle Back Pain?

Anyone who has suffered from middle back pain, knows the feeling of desperation when conventional treatments does not cure the pain. Many people turn to alternative complimentary therapies if a doctor’s treatment does not bring relief. middle Back Pain Relief Without Exercise

Of course there are many types of back pain, from the nagging ache to acute almost unbearable pain, and varied treatments available to treat the problem. These range from manipulation of the back, to herbal medicine which includes homeopathy, hypnosis and meditation.

The main group, osteopathy, chiropractic and acupuncture are physical treatments and are generally the first therapies sought out by back-sufferers. Actually many family doctors now practice acupuncture and some have trained in homeopathy.

Unfortunately there is no ‘quick fix’ when it comes to treating middle back pain. With manipulative therapies, such as osteopathy and chiropractic, a course of treatments is usually recommended and this can be expensive.

Massage techniques using aromatherapy oils are very soothing and make a good home treatment. Gentle massage can be applied by a friend or partner to relieve a nagging ache or pain. However if there is a more serious injury always seek out a qualified therapist for your treatment – and then always approach your doctor before looking further for help.

Acupuncture and the thought of being pierced with needles do make a lot of people shudder. I’m told it does not hurt although there may be a slight tingling of the skin. This well proven therapy originated in China over 2000 years ago and it is still practiced in its original form. A modern form of acupuncture has also evolved that acts on the more conventional Western understanding of the nervous system.

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