Back Pain? Here are a few tips below that might help to relieve your pain.

1. New Technology in Treating Muscle Spasms

DMS is short for Deep Muscle Stimulator, which is an instrument that moves up and down at a very high rate. This enables a muscle to be treated all the way to the bone, where regular hand massage only takes care of the surface to about half of the muscle. DMS also works on muscles that cannot be touched, like the ones deep in the spine. It is very therapeutic, relieves muscle imbalance and cleans the muscles by producing increased blood flow. When your muscles are tight and in a spasm, DMS is a great way to help them relax.

2. The Most Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Back Pain

Our office offers a great alternative to disc surgery called VAX-D, short for Vertebral Axial Decompression. VAX-D treats back pain and sciatica caused by bulging/herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, ruptured discs, facet syndrome and failed back or neck surgeries. This course of treatment is non-invasive and done without the use of drugs or injections. We offer a free screening in our office to see if you qualify for VAX-D.

3. Other Ways to Prevent Back and Joint Pain

Protein is the most important factor for a strong body. Protein is found through out the body. It is even used to make hormones and cell walls. Besides muscles, there are other structures that depend on a constant supply of good protein, ligaments, tendons, skin, hair, fingernails and very importantly, the discs of the spine.

One of the biggest problems in getting enough protein is not digesting it well enough for it to be used. The other is the body does not have enough of the raw materials to make some of the proteins needed by the body. To digest protein, you must have enough stomach acid. Taking a digestive aid Hydrochloric Acid (HCL) will help breakdown the protein you eat. Taking vitamin C will allow the collagen protein (the glue that makes your body strong) to be produced.

4. The Seven Minute Stretch

I have found that tight hamstrings can lead to chronic low back pain. Plan to stretch for at least seven minutes: this will give you real improvement. The length of time that you do your stretching is more important than how hard you stretch your muscles. In order to make permanent flexibility, it needs to be a constant stretch with some pain. Try to stretch every other day, minimally. It is very important not to stretch with a rounded back or standing trying to touch your toes, as this can create damage.

Stretch with a perfectly straight back or arched, not bent over. Sit on the floor with your back against the wall, lean forward with a straight back. Remember, to do this for a seven minute period. Then you can find other areas that you want to stretch and do these for seven minutes also.