And if you’re like most of my first-time patients, “everything” includes a whole lot of drugs and injections… but none of the real natural solutions that have proven to work time and again.
Ask ac conventional medicine doctor about them, and he’ll sniff and call them “unproven” or even “ineffective,” without even a shred of irony. After all, this is coming from a guy who keeps prescribing drugs that don’t work.
So ignore his dismissals and try something that’ll work for a change.
I suggest starting with natural anti-inflammatories such as turmeric, MSM, and bromelain. That conventional medicine doctor who won’t even talk about these options will also admit they work – indirectly. After all, the treatments he’s pushing all attack or attempt to attack inflammation.
With natural anti-inflammatories, you’re attacking the same cause – but these options are much safer, and far more effective.
In addition, try some of the non-drug treatments and therapies that can work wonders for back pain. Natural injections utilizing your own growth factors (known as platelet rich plasma) or ozone can have some amazing benefits. I’ve also seen great results with cold laser treatments on the area of the injury.
And everyone loves a good massage, right? In one study, 10 weeks of regular massage not only helped bring more relief than “usual care,” but those benefits lasted for a full four months after the massages ended.
Both chiropractic and acupuncture have also proven in studies to help reduce or even eliminate the pain. In some cases, they will require multiple sessions before the benefit kicks in, so be sure to stay with them.
And finally, don’t forget the power of a good stretch. You’ll find some stretching exercises online you can do on your own at home.
On their own, each of these treatments could limit or end the pain. But many people may find better results by mixing and matching these treatments. It may take a little time before you find what works best for you, but it’s worth the effort.
Dr. Mark Stengler has appeared as a medical expert on FOX, CBS, NBC and hosts his own weekly PBS TV show, “Natural Healing with Mark Stengler.”
He’s also written 17 books, including “Prescription for Natural Cures” and The Natural Physician’s Healing Therapies which have now sold over 1 million copies.
When he’s not busy sharing his knowledge of amazing alternatives to toxic mainstream therapies, Dr.Stengler practices what he preaches at his state-of-the-art Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine in Encinitas, California.
Dr. Stengler has treated tens of thousands patients of all ages, with a wide range of health conditions, such as...
What makes Dr. Stengler different is his diverse medical training in conventional medications and natural alternatives.
This means he can combine the best of modern technology and traditional time-tested therapies, for safer, long-term treatments.
His track-record of success with this breakthrough approach has earned him national acclaim as “America’s Natural Doctor.”
Dr. Stengler completed premed studies at Mt. Royal College and the University of Calgary, and graduated from naturopathic medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Stengler lives in San Diego County, California with his wife and three children. He enjoys quality time with his family. His hobbies include several sports and theological studies.
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