Relieve your chronic pain without medication or another visit to the doctor.
Chronic pain medications dragging you down? If you’re looking for relief when ibuprofen just won’t cut it but don‘t want the side effects of stronger medication, we have the top alternatives for natural pain relief. From ingredients that target inflammation to techniques that utilize the brain’s underrated healing abilities, there are many cost-effective and efficient methods for treating conditions such as arthritis, muscle pain, and even back pain. Here are the top five proven treatments that will leave you happier, healthier, and pain-free.
Heat Therapy/Cold Therapy
Using heat or cold therapy is a time-honored way to quell the pain. Warm Epsom salt baths can relax your mind and reroute the pain input in your nervous system from the body to the brain. Applying ice locally is also a well-known method that decreases inflammation. However, the key is to know when to use which treatment: when you have an acute injury, such as a sprained ankle, put ice on it right away to reduce swelling. If you have chronic back pain, heat would be the better choice — try taking warm showers while massaging the area of pain under hot water.