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Whether you’re dealing with constant migraines or aches and pains that come along with getting older finding safe ways to relieve pain can be challenging.
With prescription medications and over-the-counter pain relief constantly being promoted as a way to live a fairly pain-free life it’s tempting to want to go that route instead of spending hours researching safe pain relief options.
Understandably if you have major surgery or chronic pain, medication may be the way to go. However, if you’re hoping to avoid that route or don’t want to deal with side effects these are some of the safest ways to relieve pain.
Note: Keep in mind that I am not a medical professional and the purpose of this article is to share my opinion of things that work for me. If you are concerned about using any of these methods please consult with your medical professional.
Use Topical Products
Topicals work by acting on nerves and muscles in the area where they are applied. This improves blood flow and reduces inflammation in that area.
They are used to treat many different types of medical conditions. They can be used to relieve pain caused by an injury or disease.
Since they are applied directly to the area that is experiencing pain they are able to start providing relief quickly.
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The CDC recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderately intensive physical activity each week.
Exercise comes with a ton of health benefits and it can help relieve pain.
The best exercises for relieving pain are those that work out the muscles that are causing the pain. These exercises can include anything from running to weight lifting, but they should always include some form of stretching as well.
Exercise is also a great way to improve your mood and release endorphins which will make you feel better.
See a Chiropractor
Seeing a chiropractor is a safe and effective way of relieving pain without the use of medication or surgery.
Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat problems with the spinal column, which is often the cause of pain or discomfort in other areas of the body. They use a variety of techniques such as spinal adjustments, massage, stretching, and exercises to decrease pressure on nerves that may be causing your pain.
Plus, if you suffer from migraines seeing a chiropractor at least once a month can help reduce the number of migraines you have.
Use a Massage Gun
If you experience pain in your muscles or back, investing in a massage gun could be a good option for you.
Massage guns help you target the area where the pain is at and provide similar benefits to getting a massage at the spa without the price tag.
I recommend the OPOVE M3 Pro Max Massage Gun for relieving muscle pain and soreness because it is super easy to use (first-time user friendly), is lightweight, and is not overly loud.
See an Acupuncturist
Acupuncture is a form of treatment that has been used for centuries to relieve pain. It is based on the idea that there are channels or meridians in the body that carry energy, and by inserting needles at specific points along these meridians, we can unblock these channels and allow this energy to flow freely.
The acupuncturist will use their hands to feel for areas of tension in the muscles and joints, and then insert needles into these points. This will stimulate the nervous system, which will send signals to regulate pain sensations.
Final Thoughts on The Safest Ways to Relieve Pain
As someone who suffers from migraines, back pain, and wrist pain I understand that living with pain is not fun. However, the suggestions mentioned above help me relieve pain when it strikes in a safe manner.
If you have found a safe way to relieve pain please share it in the comments below.
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Rest but move around still. Take advil and see a chiropractor as needed.
I use a mix bag of many things just depends. Aleeve, rubs, patches, heat.
I usually use heat and pain relieving patches.
I manage my pain safely with heat and pain patches.
today not so good aleeve and heat but just working to well
I used pain relieving medication at times along with creams to manage muscle pain.
I just purchased a massage gun. My chiropractor said it was a good idea for sore muscles.
rubs, patches heat and aleeve keeps me going daily
It is good to have some different strategies when it comes to pain management. I haven’t tried Salonpas but will have to add it to the medicine cabinet.
I love using patches it really helps back and shoulder pains go away. It really works for me.
Right now I go to a chiropractor, take Aleve and use icy hot. I would love to try Salonpas.
for me heat works best….. but the problem with heat is that you have to stay in one spot. So I also use aleeve to help with my pain
I use a heating pad at night when I watch TV. I find it provides relief when I’m sore.
I use a heating pad quite often but I suffer from getting overheated. We use Salon Pas reguarly.
Exercise really helps! It produces happy hormones that can alleviate the negative feelings. It feels good after a great work out!
When my son hurt his shoulder a few years ago, he turned to Salonpas and it seemed to help him!
Right this minute I have a heating pad on my neck and shoulders. Knee I have patch . Heat works well for me and aleeve
Thanks for the giveaway! My friend has very often back pain so she will be happy to try them!
I’ve never tried patches for pain. But I use essential oils and creams.
These are great tips. I have tried the pain patches and they help with my back pain. Yoga was also a big help. Thank you for the other tips!!
Yoga is another good one. I have to get back started with that again.
I love using these products. I have a lot of their products at home. My favorite are the patches as well. They work great.
Wow! These are all really great tips and ideas! This is so helpful I’m gonna use that patches!
I badly need these patches! I hope it will help me relieve the pain. Thanks for sharing this with us!
I have chronic pain in my low back/hip areas. I’ve got a congenital issue going on and there isn’t much I can do about it. I use topical gels, patches, and creams along with my regular treatment.
Today my shoulders have been bothering me so out come JET its reachs where cannot.
These would be great for my son. He has sore muscles from running.
I need these patches. I hate when I get back aches and they can help with that!
I’m a big fan of heat compresses and alternating cold to relieve pain and inflammation. That’s what I do with my back.
I excercise every morning. I stretch out my back and hips.
today back bothering me a lot compared to other aches and pains. I have patches on my back and then I use heat ever couple of hours.
Tylenol & creams
I use Tylenol and creams .
I use patches, go to the chiropractor, get natural knee injections, eat right and exercise
I’ve used Icy Hot, creams, aspirin, anti inflammatories, and Pregabalin.
Nothing is working on my wrist that was severely broken and required surgery. I have chronic pain from that along with arthritis and osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. All in my lower back, hip, shoulder and neck.
Have you tried any cbd or hemp products on your wrist? When I have really bad wrist pain I use Kindurth CBD Muscle Cream.
Motrin and a hot bath
I make sure to do stretching exercises. Sometimes they help!
I take motrin or ibuprofen for cramps, lower back pain, and whatever pains me. Sometimes, I’ll apply a heating pad. If I’m laying down, I’ll use pillows up against my back or stomach.
Extra Strength Tylenol, Salon Pas and CBD gummies
I usually take motrin and use a moist heating pad.
I use Tylenol or something like Bengay.
I use patches, rubs, spray and aleeve……….. One of the better tricks I have is I buy HOT HANDS super warmers 18 hrs large (used by hunters) I have pillow that unzips and slip a couple in there. I use it on my back, hip and hand. And it works.
I have to give that a try. I used to use Hot Cherry Pillows, but since I ditched my microwave I can no longer use that, but this sounds like a great alternative.
They are the best I get them on amazon. 18 hrs of heat and no microwave needed.
I manage pain with a hot bath, or I take something like Aleve or Advil.
I use a heating pad
I forgot all about that. I do use a heating pad for back pain occasionally.
I use Tylenol
I use Aleve and a heating pad.
I use alternatives to over the counter medications. Patches and essential oils are my go-to remedies for pain.
I have lower back pain and have for decades. I see a chiropractor every 2 weeks (while I have a puppy and then We’ll move it out to 4-6 weeks). Sometimes I take 2-3 Advil, although I really hate doing this!