If you are someone that works long hours, or sit in one place for too long, then you would know the pain of body aches all too well. The strain of sitting for long periods of time usually manifest itself through back aches and neck aches, which could cause further problems if the root cause of the pains aren’t found and treated. Treatment usually would mean taking pain killers or other prescribed drugs; however, treatments as such may only offer temporary relief. In order to fully relieve yourself of the aches permanently, it is vital to identify the root, and look beyond symptoms. Some cases the cause is quite straightforward, and then treatments can be designed by experts to suit your needs. Here are some alternatives to painkillers and drugs;
This method of treatment is where investigations are made going past shown symptoms to find the root cause of the pain. Physiotherapy is one of the most popular types of holistic treatment.
This approach seeks to rehabilitate rather than to minimize pain. Physiotherapists, also called physios, are expert practitioners that relieve you of neck, back and all other pains through the application of therapies such as posture training, spinal mobilization, rehabilitative exercises and many more. These therapies are designed and executed to specifically to slowly but gradually solve your pains, permanently.
In addition to expert treatments, you can also try some ‘’at home’’ acupressure. There are trigger points in your muscles that correspond to acupressure points. It may hurt, but it eases the pain by increasing the energy flow. If the aches are in places that are hard to reach, such as your back and shoulders, you can use a tennis ball or any other round hard object to apply pressure on to these points by lying on a hard surface and repeating until you relax.
Moreover, you can invest your time in exercises such as yoga and walking. Also, using rubbing oils meant to relieve pain can help to lessen the intensity of the pain; however, it is unlikely that rubbing such ointments could permanently relieve you of pain. You could also increase the intake of foods that have high levels of magnesium such as bananas, avocados, peanuts and whole grains.
Finally, apart from all the methods above, you could also prevent getting further aches by ensuring that you stay hydrated, and to take regular breaks, to stretch and to keep the blood flowing constantly throughout your entire body. You could also make a change to your office seating arrangements so that you need constant movement.