Are you in constant pain? Studies show that it may, up to a point, be your own fault. There are plenty of ways that you can ease aches and pains — and without taking ibuprofen or prescription painkillers. What are some tips that may help?
An Apple A Day…
“In one study from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, when people in the midst of a migraine attack sniffed test tubes containing a green apple smell, the pain improved more than when they sniffed tubes that had no scent,” Prevention magazine writes. In other words, one of the best ways to naturally treat pain may be to light an apple-scented candles or smell a fresh apple. Why does this work? Even researchers aren’t entirely certain. However, it may have something do with causing people to use muscles in their faces and necks, thereby reducing pain. It may also be simple distraction therapy.
Is Your Bad Attitude Keeping You In Pain?
Expecting intense pain may make it happen. According to new studies, if you expect intense pain, you’re more likely to feel it. On the other side of the spectrum, people who aren’t anticipating a lot of pain will likely experience less of it.
It May Be Time For a New Bed
People who have chronic back problems are unhealthier than those who don’t — and your bed may very well be to blame for persistent back aches and/or pain. Statistically, people do not sleep well on flat mattresses. Flat mattresses do not account for the S-shape of your spine, and they can create uncomfortable gaps while you are trying to sleep. The best adjustable beds, including electric beds and ergonomic beds, can easily correct these problems.
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