How to Help a Pinched Nerve Heal Naturally
I woke up in intense physical pain and arranged to see my chiropractor. I am in love with my chiropractor because he can relieve back pain so freakin’ well. He pops, er, “adjusts” you, and then BAM – usually near instant relief that gets even better after a good night’s sleep. Not today though, unfortunately. Today, although I felt straighter, my pain was still intense. Dr. Juergen’s could easily tell that I have a pinched nerve. Ugh.
I have a another condition called crohn’s disease (it’s a digestive disease) that prevents me from being able to take anti-inflammatories like other people. Doctor’s orders. So the natural way it is, hence the chiropractor visit.
And I usually like the natural way anyways because who wants to buy into big pharma and give all their money and power over to the drug companies and their pushers the doctors who just want to keep you sick to make money off of you anyway, right?
So after work, I purchase a Tens Unit from Walmart, which I hear about from the chiropractic assistant “it’s as good as an Aleve without the tummy troubles.” So I pay more than I should at Walmart for an electro-therapy or Tens Unit even though I am usually an Amazon girl because I’m in pain, and I need relief. I also buy a bottle of turmeric capsules because apparently this is a natural anti-inflammatory that my mom recommended to me after dinner. I also google-checked it and found someone’s blog that sounded like they knew what they were talking about that confirmed turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory.
To treat my back pain tonight, I first did a session with the tens unit, then a cold ice pack on the back for about 30 minutes while watching TV with my hubbie
Then I asked my hubbie to rub some Pan Away Young Living Oil on the area which always really helps with any kind of pain. The main ingredient is Wintergreen essential oil, and the herbalist blog reminded me of this and I already had this on hand.
My hope is to wake up tomorrow with way less pain and the feeling of having slept well and my body being on the mend. I love using natural remedies, and I hope I can report back that this was all really super-helpful.
Here’s the Quick Steps
So here was the run down:
- Go to the chiropractor
- Sit with a firm pillow behind me on my desk chair at work all day.
- Download an app that reminds me to get up every 20 minutes so I don’t get stick or keep the inflammation “stagnant,” as the chiropractor’s assistant told me this morning.
- Take a turmeric capsule
- Purchase and use TENS Unit
- Apply iceback
- Rub in some Pan Away Young Living Oil aka Wintergreen essential oil