For someone with chronic back pain, even the basic activities of daily life can become taxing. Imagine not being able to drive yourself to work or sit in a social gathering for long. In addition, the constant pain and stiffness in the back can be quite draining on your energy levels. In India alone, the prevalence of chronic low back pain ranges from 6.2% to 92% across various sections of the population. Further, a study by the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases found that almost 10% of the world’s population suffers from lower back pain.
Acute vs. Chronic Pain
Pain in the lower back can broadly be of two types – acute and chronic. Acute pain generally stems from an injury or particular even and lasts for less than 6 months. This pain tends to recede and go away as the underlying cause is treated. However, prolonged acute pain which lasts more than 6 months is known as chronic pain. This kind of pain can last for several years and strikes someone at any time. Stiffness, tension, cramps and shooting or stabbing pains are common sensations experienced by people with chronic back pain.
In addition to severe physical limitations, such as restriction in movement, bed rest, inactivity etc., this condition can also affect someone emotionally. People with chronic pain often experience bouts of anxiety, irritability, mood swings and social withdrawal. In addition, research studies are finding a growing relation between depression and chronic back pain.
Pain is a response that is triggered in our brains. It is a signal sent by our brains that the body is hurt and to protect ourselves from any threat. However, chronic pain over time affects the sensors in the nervous system and how they perceive pain. This affects the central nervous system and makes one more sensitive to pain, thus increasing the feeling of pain in a particular area of the body. Sometimes, this can make one feel pain or discomfort in other parts of the body, which were pain-free earlier.
Managing Pain Symptoms
When this painful attack strikes, most people are quick to pop a painkiller for instant relief. This alternative does not treat the cause, instead provides temporary relief by simply blocking the pain receptors in the brain from experiencing the pain. Over the time, the pills become a constant companion for the pain that seems to be never-ending. Not to mention the side-effects of these addictive pills on your organs and overall health. Others may seek relief from their chiropractor or from an acupuncturist from a place like Emperor’s Acupunture. All these traditional remedies may offer short term relief to manage the pain, but none actually treat your condition.
Treat your Pain Naturally
Go Herbal for Long Term Relief
What is needed here instead is a potent mix of natural herbs that works to fix the root of the problem and thus alleviate the pain. Some of the most revered herbs to treat chronic pain include:
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): A powerful anti-inflammatory, the relief found from this herb is believed by medical experts to equal most of the typical OTC drugs, but without any side-effects. In addition, the sedative effects of this herb help fight anxiety, depression and insomnia, which are common issue with chronic pain, but do not tend to affect your daily chores.
Gokshur (Tribulus terrrestris): Gaining widespread popularity for its health benefits, an increasing number of research studies are promoting the use of this herb for chronic pain. Its active ingredients work to block the pain receptors and over time increase tolerance to pain.
Combining these herbs with several others, Charak brings you a powerful pain reliever in Chropaxe. These herbs work to reduce inflammation, alleviate pain from the source as well as restore emotional health, thus improving one’s overall quality of life. In addition, as it is completely natural, there is no fear of addiction and negative health consequences later in life!
Lifestyle Tips to Prevent Back Pain
- Maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle with nutritious food and regular exercise.
- When moving or lifting heavy objects, take care to bend your knees instead of placing all the pressure on your lower back.
Thus, even though chronic back pain can significantly affect all aspects of your life, it does not always have to be that way. Taking a bit of care in your daily routine and having Chropaxe, the natural supplement can surely bring you the relief you need. After all, a treatment should always improve your overall health, not worsen it!