Non-manipulative Relief for Chronic Back Pain
One simple pre-manipulative relief for chronic low back pain is provided by sleeping on a cot(bed) whose foot end has been elevated by six inches through placement of bricks or wood blocks under its legs at foot end. Lying down and resting in this engineered cranially sloping posture, alleviates pain to a considerable degree, in less than four to six weeks.
Though we have not quantified the range of relief through any study, this cost-effective and drugless method, is well worth a try - before more expensive or prolonged courses of therapeutics or physiotherapies become mandated or imperative. In parts of the third-world we come from, the services or ready availability of trained physiotherapists is expensive and premium; not to mention the total absence of chiropractors or their ilk in India.
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