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3 NATURAL PAIN REMEDIES TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE…

If you suffer from back pain, you will know how frustrating it can be to have to cancel plans or events because your back is flaring up. Whether this pain comes from an old injury, a condition such as scoliosis or another reason, managing it daily is a crucial part of being able to fulfil your achievements and live life to the fullest.

While you should consult a doctor for prescribed pain medication if necessary, managing your pain day-to-day is about more than medication. Medication might be vital to help you, but there are additional activities and remedies you can use to supplement these medications for long term relief. 

Let’s take a look at three natural remedies to incorporate into your daily routine.

CBD products have skyrocketed into the mainstream in the past five years. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural relaxing agent that is legal in many countries around the world. Without producing any kind of “high” effect, CBD is said to relax anxiety, help depression, and most importantly, alleviate pain. 

  1. CBD Products

Helpful CBD products include…

  • CBD creams, including skincare and muscle rubs.
  • CBD tablets that can be taken with daily supplements.
  • CBD gummies U.K. that are delicious and easy to munch on throughout the day.

If you are unsure about how CBD would work for your back pain, why not try it out and see for yourself? Thousands of people around the world have found effective pain relief using CBD!

  1. More Movement

Having back pain often prevents us from doing as much exercise or movement as we want to do. If your doctor or physiotherapist has recommended rest, it is important to adhere to those instructions. If you have a sore back day-to-day and are not on rest orders, however, it is very useful to move more often. Our bodies are designed to move in fluid motion, and many of us don’t fulfil that design due to desk jobs and other commitments! 

If you are worried about doing hard exercise with back pain, here are a few non-aggressive exercises that build muscle strength without too much joint or skeleton pressure.

  • Swimming. Swimming is a fantastic form of exercise that builds strength and cardiovascular fitness, without requiring any joint pressure. Plus, it’s super relaxing. What more could you want?
  • Yoga. Gentle yoga practice focuses on breathing, core strength and stretching out our muscles and joints.
  1. Self-Massage

Self-massage is a great way to take your back pain into your own hands. There are different ways to massage your own back, including:

  • Using a foam roller. Foam rollers are a perfect way to align your spine and massage those tight back muscles every morning or evening.
  • A yoga bolster. Yoga Bolsters are like softer versions of foam rollers, helping to soothe aching muscles.
  • Massaging your own neck and shoulders. The parts of your back you can easily reach can be massaged with soothing balms for immediate muscle relaxation.

Use this guide to help you achieve a pain-free back every day, so you can get on with the things that matter to you!

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WHY YOGA COULD KEEP YOUR NIGGLES AT BAY…

It doesn’t matter whether you have had a chronic backache for decades or whether you have recently suffered an acute back injury, yoga can play a vital role in getting you back to full fitness. Yoga was once the realm of dreadlocked hippies, chanting oms while being surrounded by sweet-smelling incense sticks.

Nowadays, yoga is seen as a viable treatment for all sorts of aches, pains and physical ailments. Alongside its mental health benefits, doctors are choosing to prescribe yoga rather than painkillers to help people recover from injuries and manage pain. Take a look at how yoga could keep your niggles at bay.

Mental Health


Our mental health can have a massive impact on our physical well being. Feeling anxious and stressed can lead to physical tension which can result in more injuries and pain. This can mean a vicious cycle ensues as you are keen to recover quickly from an injury, but you are anxious about it at the same time. By dipping your toes in the yoga water, you can enjoy a new exercise that will endeavour to improve your mental well being, making you feel less worried and stressed. With yoga, you will learn all sorts of breathing exercises alongside physical postures. This can ease tension within your body and mind, resulting in fewer niggles and aches. This can be a great form of pain management rather than reaching for the pills.

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Muscle Tone


If you have suffered an acute injury at the gym, you might be more into spin classes and HIIT workouts than the slower pace of yoga. However, yoga can be used within an exercise plan to help you recover more swiftly from injury. Coupled with natural supplements, yoga can be part of an anti-inflammatory attack on your injury. Supplements like CBD can boost your immune response. So, what is CBD good for? Coupled with yoga, it can increase the anti-inflammatory response in your body, relieving your pain and enhancing muscle recovery. Yoga, strengthening your core and improving muscle tone, will enable your body to remain flexible and active without causing further damage to any injuries.

Chronic Pain

If you are suffering from a chronic niggle that has no definitive diagnosis, you can feel depressed thinking that you have to live with this ache forever. Yoga can help treat chronic injuries by not getting rid of them altogether, but by helping you manage the pain more effectively. Arthritis and fibromyalgia sufferers have credited yoga with helping them to become more active and live a more fulfilling life as their pain is reduced. This has a knock-on effect on their mood, meaning they are more optimistic and positive about their future. Improving flexibility, strengthening muscle groups and maintaining a stable mood are key facets of yoga that can keep your niggles at bay.

Being a yoga buff will require a commitment to taking classes. However, by following a beginners’ yoga plan, you can enjoy a more pain-free existence.

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SLEEP SUNDAY – LET’S TALK ABOUT SLEEP AND YOGA FOR INSOMNIA, BOOK REVIEW…

Yoga for Insomnia, 7 Steps to a better Sleep with Yoga and Meditation is a book written by Kayla Korin, a Yoga therapist and writer who has been committed to helping people with chronic health conditions to feel better with Yoga. Kayla sent me this book to read and write a review on it.

I enjoyed Kayla’s book very much. She writes in great details about feeling tired from lack of sleep as she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome when she was young. She tried everything in the book to help her sleep and then while working at an environmental health clinic, the Doctor she was working with suggested she should try a mindfulness course. The course included mindfulness and yoga and after a few months Kayla was able to sleep much better.

Even with a busy lifestyle she found yoga helped her to sleep well and decided to write this book in a step by step format so that what Kayla learnt from studying yoga, meditation and psychology could help others along the way.

There is a full chapter in all you need to know about sleep, good sleep, bad sleep, REM sleep and your heart rate. “The goal of yoga or meditation” she says, “isn’t to stay relaxed all the time, but to be able to switch between the systems if needed.”

Yoga and how it works is described well and how it can work to help you sleep. Creating a healthy sleep environment is discussed well as Kayla has travelled far and wide and understands how jet lag affects your sleep and writes about mental relaxation and darkness in your bedroom. Plus diet and creating a routine which is essential for a good nights sleep.

Kayla talks about meditation for better sleep. Mindfulness is explained very well and the goal setting is very achievable. She writes further on breathing techniques for a better sleep which is something my local pain team want to teach me.

There is a great chapter on yoga positions shown in detail with pictures to help you to try different positions to help you sleep.They are simple to do as I could manage a number of them but do check with your Doctor first before you try them out.

The final part of the book is all about building a lifestyle for a better sleep which is explained fully. I really liked this book and have it next to my bed to refer to if I’m struggling with my sleep. The book is available from Amazon.