According to the American Chiropractic Association’s website, 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. That’s a lot of pain! This blog post will take a look at top reasons the may be provoking back pain and we will offer some solutions that may help alleviate it.
There are many reasons why back pain occurs. After all, the back is an intricate system made up of bones, joints, ligaments, and muscles that may be stressed due to a number reasons like:
- poor posture,
- repetitive motion
- heavy lifting
- lack of stretching and more.
Below is our list of tips that can help you minimize the risk of back pain, injury, stress and trauma.
Top Tips To Minimize Back Pain
- Lighten your load! Avoid carrying too much weight on your back (heavy handbags, backpacks, etc.)
- Learn to lift properly; lift from your knees, not your back
- Stretch – take a yoga class or tai chi to help stay limber
- Avoid wearing overly high heels
- Stay active
- Avoid stress
- Invest in a good mattress
- Practice good posture
- Explore natural healing therapies
What are your options if you do happen to injure your back or experience back pain? There are many opportunities for you to explore natural therapies that may ease and alleviate pain you are experiencing.
Those remedies are:
- Aqua Massage
- Bath Salts
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Essential Oils
- Essential Oil Lotions
- Herbal Teas
- Laser Acupuncture
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic Massage
- Trigger Point Massage
Everyone’s pain is different and the incident exacerbating the pain is unique to each individual. A single therapy may do the trick or a combination of several may help alleviate the pain. The best way to tackle a treatment plan is to meet with a health care professional and work together to create a treatment protocol. The team at East West Healing Solutions is here to help to come up with a perfect plan for you!
Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist.
Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993.
Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.
Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.
“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!,” Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.
East West Healing Solutions is located at:
34876 US Highway 19
Palm Harbor, FL 34684