How To Reduce Body Pain
No pain, no gain they say. For some people, however, body pain is very real and affects their lives in a big way. Not everyone goes to the gym. Us mere mortals who do not wield such god-like physiques and aren’t really trying to gain anything, are still susceptible to pain. In fact, I truly believe we feel more pain than those who are looking for pain to have some gain. It’s not ordinary pain too, most of the time, it’s crippling. For myself I’ve always suffered from lower back pains that feels like it reverberates and starts to creep up towards my upper back. If the pain goes any higher I would usually have what my son liked to call smack-smack headaches when he was 4. That’s because I kept slapping and rubbing my head just to feel some sort of relief. It then causes me to get a bit nauseous and, well, you probably get the idea. I lose a lot of those hourly dollars. I mean these bouts of headaches and body pain could sometimes really cripple me for an entire day. Sometimes it gets really bad that I still wouldn’t feel quite right the day after. So anyway, I’m trying to write about how to reduce body pain, without having to boast about how I would have won if there was an award for having it.
Here’s how I have totally reduced my body pains without having to resort to taking pain killers and muscle relaxants. In fact, I almost never experience the same crippling pain I used to have. You probably won’t believe me, but I found that the pain I had before was directly related to my lack of sleep. Yes ladies and gentlemen, you need the kind of sleep that goes beyond counting the number of hours. Real sleep with consideration to your acquired bio-rhythm. Fancy words I know, but there’s no real way around it, so I decided to get it over with as soon as I got the chance.
Bio-rhythm is defined as the cyclic pattern of a living organism. In our case, being human beings, and apparently the holder of the most complex organism in the world, our cyclic patterns can make adjustments really well. In fact we are very tolerant of it that we’ve almost always taken our bodies for granted. Am I the only one telling myself I will live to about a hundred years old, and that’s that. Sadly, it’s not true at all. Ignoring our biorhythm can really mess us up real bad. We don’t even allow our bodies to recuperate from jetlag anymore. Once upon a time, the world was more forgiving to jetlagged jetsetters. Nowadays, our mobile phones are always keeping us up. Always ringing, always beeping, always demanding our time. It’s like when your editor says, you can work on something as small as this even when a bit jetlagged right. Seriously? Is there really such a thing as “a bit jetlagged”, as opposed to “really jetlagged”. I had to answer in the affirmative of course as it is something that we are used to doing anyway. Getting through jetlag, you could probably call me an expert on that.
Sleep, sleep, sleep!
Okay, so getting back, we were talking about biorhythm and how it affects our bodies and sleeping cycles, and ultimately our well-being in its entirety. I’m saying biorhythm now because I’ve researched about it, but back then, I just called it lack of sleep. I wonder how one would still lack sleep even if he slept for 12 hours straight? I would sometimes do this back then. Work for 24 hours straight, then make up for it in sleep. My reason was that I didn’t want to break my concentration when working on a project. The result of course was having a really bad pain in my lower back when I wake up, and I believe you already know the rest. I used to suffer from it twice, and sometimes even 4 times a month. I used to think that perhaps there was just something wrong with my diet, or maybe I haven’t taken enough vitamins, or perhaps my genetics just isn’t that great at all. It defies logic however, because my wife always said I was a perfect specimen of a man, and I’m blessed with a very handsome little boy who just happens to be very smart and could run around all day, so thinking about it more would mean I would have to scrap the genetics theory. So sleep deprivation was one of the biggest culprits for me.
Sleep like your life depended on it, simply because it does. You need to sleep 8 to 10 hours a day (yes that means you have to take it out of your 24 hours daily and no skimping) to allow your body to recuperate. Messed up muscles and organs that have been working all day will be given a chance to cool down and relax a little bit. I just found this one online, but I believe it to be true. It was an article about how much faster we grow, and this is even more evident on children, during sleep. So there, sleep is one of the best methods of body pain reduction.
Exercise Oh No!
Keep reading, keep reading, it’s not as dreadful as you think it is! I don’t mean exercise like exercise. Although by definition, anything that moves your body to maintain or enhance your health is called a physical exercise. So have no fear, I’m not one of those Greek gods in the gym, although I like to think there must be some abs under the flab right? In any case, I did not mean for you to suddenly start lifting weights and jogging, and all that stuff that I do now, especially since a certain someone called me a perfect specimen. I meant while working, take a minute or two every hour to move your body a little bit. Stretch your back, your neck muscles, and your arms would really help out a lot to ease the tension buildup. It’s just a minute or two every hour, no need to go all out.
Other Methods I’ve Heard About
I’ve also heard about deferred pain or pain transferring where you would have to hurt other parts of your body other than the one you are concerned with at the moment. I even read about some birth pain transfer device somewhere long ago where they say some of the pain is transferred to the father. I’m not convinced though. Some other stuff on the internet also suggested using clips and pins and others, but I think that defeats the purpose of this article.