Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Stress Back Pain Relief

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Many people all over the world have problems with backaches. In the majority of cases, stress plays an important role. We discuss today about prevention and treatment of stress-induced back pain.

Classic Methods of Treatments for Back Pains

  • Medical drugs (injection, cream, tablet)
  • Relaxation methods like yoga
  • Massage Therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Balneotherapy

Stress-Related Causes for Back Pains

Possible Natural Ways of Reducing Pains

Vitamins like B12 (Methylcobalamine) or some amino acids such as l-Tryptophan or dl-phenylalanin may generally reduce pains and special back pains. These amino acids are good short term stress support. One study has shown that a daily dose of 1500 to 2500 mg of vitamin C (which is important in the formation of collagen) can help provide back pain relief.

I prefer these forms of vitamin C such as Ester C and Ascorbyl-Palmitate. The natural metabolites of ester C provide quicker absorption and longer retention than the other form of vitamin C such as ascorbic acid. Ester C is an acid neutralized form of vitamin C with non-irritating to the digestive system.

Capsaicin (a component in hot chilli/cayenne peppers) as dietary supplement or/and as cream also helpful in low back pain.

Magnesium helps to maintain normal muscle and nerve function. A deficit of magnesium may cause muscle spasms and f.e. back pains. What may cause deficit of magnesium?

All situations of stress, candy/sweets, generally too much sugar, junk food, soft drinks and medical drugs such as hormone-drugs (thyroxin, oral contraceptives pill, DHEA etc.). Read more to magnesium in my article Stress – a Natural Enemy of Magnesium, Calcium and Zinc.

Dietary Supplement-Program for Back Pain:

  • 1000 to 3000 mg/day vitamin B12 (for this case is Methylcobalamine or adenosylcobalamine the best)
  • 2 to 4 g ester-c
  • Vitamin B-complex (at least 100 mg/mcg)
  • 400 mg Magnesium (citrate)

Helpful Nutraceuticals for Back Pains

Celadrin is made from a patented complex blend of special of esterified fatty acids. Celadrin promotes flexibility and healthy joint function. It is clinically tested and has shown to relieve pain from i.a. backaches. I prefer Celadrin as topical application treatment to back pains.

Glucosamine is an aminomonosaccharide found naturally in connective tissues and joint cartilage. It has anti-inflammatory effects and reduces pain such as backaches. Glucosamine is especially for chronic stress-induced backaches.

Chondroitine is a glycosaminoglycan. It is a natural component of cartilage and helps the body to produce cartilage more quickly and efficiently. Chondroitine may reduce back pains, especially chronic stress-induced.

Cases of Patients

Mr. D., Germany had in the work as computer expert too much stress. He drank very much and very strong coffee. After a while he became back aches and Tinnitus. All these were the answer, reaction to this chronic stress (long-term). I recommended 250 mg/day beta-1,3/1,6-D-glucan, 750 mg (two times daily) Glucosamine, ester-c, 400 mg/day magnesium and B-vitamins. Now the back pain is normalized.

Mr. A., USA/Florida has back pain. He takes a medical drug called thyroxin. My first idea was a medical drug-induced magnesium deficit. When magnesium level low, then the body has more stress reaction. Stress may cause back pains. In this case I recommended magnesium, vitamin B-complex and Celadrin cream (two time per day). After a few weeks the pain was better.

Foods that have been proved to help with back pains are:

  • Fish f.e. salmon, tuna
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Soy beans
  • Soy oil
  • Tofu
  • Vegetables and fruits (f.e. pineapple, papaya, mango)
  • Black tea, green tea (read more in my article Reducing High Cortisol Levels)
  • Ginger (helpful for a better level of magnesium)
  • Curcuma
  • Holy basil
  • Chili
  • Pepper

Which foods may aggravate back pains?

  • Pork meat has an high concentration of a fatty acid (arachidonic acid) which causes inflammations and more back pains
  • Too much junk food, candy, soft drink etc.
  • Too much fatty omega-6-rich food
  • Alcohol
  • Too much coffee especially with caffeine
Gloria Brown
Women's health and wellness retreat leader providing vacations and trips for women to get in shape -- and stay that way! On CleansePlan.com you can find my articles about weight loss, health and women's issues. Please feel free to contact me on gloria@cleanseplan.com

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