Pain is bad especially when it effects your travel plans. It is your enemy. And you should fight it with everything you have. There is no good reason to live with pain as if to make peace with it. Pain robs you of peace. It demands your acquiescence. it loudly calls for your surrender. That just won’t do! Make no mistake about it: If pain is attacking you, you are at war. This is a war you cannot afford to lose. You might not be able to get rid of it altogether. But there are always things you can do to further reduce it.
You might have been led to believe that pain is an inevitable stage of aging. Balderdash! There are plenty of older people who can run faster and longer than you, play a meaner game of tennis than you, bowl a higher score than you, and do it all without a hint of pain.
One of the more common forms of pain experienced by people of all ages is back pain. It can be particularly debilitating because we need our back in proper working order for mobility. Come to think of it, just sitting upright in a chair can be extremely difficult when your back is aching. Worse still, there are often no known reasons for the pain. It doesn’t show up on a scan and cannot be confidently treated. If the name of your pain is back pain, you are not alone and you are not without options. Here are a few:
When you refuse to surrender to one of those nameless back pains that refuse to surrender its origin to a scan, try a CBD rub for pain. Many pain specialists recommend CBD products to relieve pain. They have no hesitancy in doing so because they are inundated with patient testimonials of how effective it was for their pain. By the time you are sent to a pain specialist, most of the traditional routes for dealing with pain have been tried and proven ineffective. At that point, it is time to try some less traditional methods.
In some cases, there is a known cause for the pain. The only permanent remedy is often spine surgery. No one wants to have spine surgery if they can manage without it. CBD treatments are often the thing that provides enough relief to put off the surgery. If the problem is going to require surgery eventually, the CBD treatment can help you manage the pain until there is a more convenient time. If you think you might be staring down surgery, it might be a good idea to see if a CBD solution will provide an alternative.
SEE WHAT WORKS IN OTHER CULTURES
Eastern medicine is very different from Western medicine. What some people in other parts of the world call doctors, you might call a shaman. If the idea of seeing a shaman doesn’t sit well with you, do a self-evaluation and ask yourself how well your back pain is sitting with you. There is a good chance that a lot of people who are treated with non-traditional methods are doing a great job managing their pain while your ibuprofen is leaving a lot to be desired. This is not a specific recommendation of any particular treatment. It is a call for you to open your mind to remedies favored by people from other cultures. Humans have been fighting back pain since the beginning. There were many effective treatments around before the invention of modern medicine. Just keep an open mind. Fight the back pain, not new ideas.
It might be time for you to give yoga a try. If your doctor says it is safe for you to try, you will find yoga for all levels. The reason yoga is good for back pain is that yoga is just stretching. There is almost nothing bad that can come from targeted stretching. And the benefits are endless. Not only is it effective, for many people it is a lot of fun. And fun is always a great way to fight pain.
Yoga is part of many healthy and wellness retreats and common in Asia resorts so if you’re travelling to the Asian region check out some of the amazing resorts offering yoga on site. Its a win/win – nice relaxing holiday that is also good for your back pain.
Whether it is CBD, Eastern medicine, or the yoga studio down the street, there are many ways to fight back pain worth considering. There is a very good chance your doctor will approve all three. Especially the health and wellness retreat that’s all about you!
What’s your top tips for managing back pain while travelling? I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
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