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Suffering Through the Holidays: A Typical Back Pain Story

This holiday season, gift natural pain relief

With more than 60% of Americans reporting they have experienced back pain bad enough to lead them to seek medical help, chances are good that someone in your family is suffering through the family activities this holiday season. And with so much to do during the holidays, many of these people will choose to medicate with OTC painkillers rather than naturally managaging their pain. If you are looking to get a thoughtful gift for said back pack sufferer, why not go back to the basics: heat and ice. 

Heat and ice are overlooked back pain remedies

The holidays typically involve a lot of sitting around with family. For someone with back pain, sitting can be torture! At OFW Chiropractic, we urge you to not let loved ones suffer in silence this holiday season. Instead, consider buying them a good-quality heatIng pad and ice pack.

Heat and ice are alternating therapies: 

  • Ice reduces inflammation and slows local nerve activity to mitigate pain signals being sent to the brain. Ice is best used for acute injuries or chronic inflammation.
  • Heat inhibits pain and encourages blood flow in the affected region, bringing nutrients and oxygen that facilitate the healing process. Heat is best used for chronic pain. 

Both can be used to effectively reduce pain and make your loved one more comfortable this holiday season.

Natural modalities for improving spinal health during the holidays

If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain this holiday season, it’s time to take action. Don’t let 2018 begin with a deficit of back pain and suffering; give our office in Westwood a call to schedule an appointment today. We use natural modalities including spinal adjustment and deep tissue therapy to effect improvements in spinal health and back pain. Now that sounds like the best gift you can give someone to start the new year. Happy Holidays Westwood!

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