Every day more people are seeking alternative pain relief remedies.
The increase in valid research on this topic has the public in a state of alarm over the effects of "traditional" medicine.
There is too much damage caused by both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
A massage therapist I know has had hundreds of clients who were mortified at the amount of medications their doctors were prescribing.
Not only were they given pain meds, but also something for sleep, depression and anxiety.
Sometimes, seeking out natural remedies is a better, safer way to go.
Low back pain accounts for about 75% of chronic pain reported.
We've become a society who stays in a seated position way too long or we use our bodies improperly to lift things.
This can lead to chronic low back pain unless posture is corrected.
Sometimes, people don't suffer from an injury, so they have a hard time figuring out what's causing their discomfort.
Use this process of elimination to see if you can get to the problem:
None of the above? That's okay, because this is probably the most valuable lower back treatment ever:
If you still have problems after adjusting your sleeping habits, you might benefit from this home remedy for back pain.
The biggest causes of neck and shoulder pain? Stress and posture! When we get under stress, our shoulders tend to get so tight that they feel like they're almost in our ears.
For more about neck pain relief, click here.
It can all start in the feet. After all, they bear the brunt of our abuse. We stand on them, sit on them, run, walk and jump on them.
Plus, we don't wear proper shoes.
Plantar fascia pain is commonly found in women who wear high heels. Wearing these heels can cause not only foot pain, but aching all the way up the body.
Yep, that sleeping posture thing, again!
Sleeping on your back or stomach can shorten your calf muscles and your plantar fascia ligament.
This is why you have that excruciating ache when your feet hit the floor in the morning.
Once again, side lying is the best way to sleep.
Read more on treating plantar fasciitis with home remedies.