Meditation is a well regarded practice that can have positive effects on your health and well being. This also extends to the relief of pain and including back and neck pain.
Meditation further can be used to treat a wide range of problems including:
Stress, anxiety and depression
High blood pressure
Addictive behaviors such as drug, alcohol and nicotine use
Other body pain
There are different methods of meditation, which generally involve sitting or laying in a quiet location, controlled breathing and focusing the mind towards a purpose either directly or indirectly. Mediation can be practiced starting from 15 minutes onwards. It can be done in the comfort of your own home using music or guided conversation.
Meditation starts with relaxing the mind and body and can eventually lead to being a tool to effective pain relief.
Studies show that chronic back pain suffers have significantly improved pain and psychological distress after practicing a form of meditation. Meditation not only relaxes the body and helps patients manage pain, but that it can also improve the brain's response to pain.
Modern science refers to treatment of pain including Back Pain Relief as needing to adopt a mind body approach, or in other words using the mind and it's focus to heal.
Meditation can be used in combination with other back pain relief techniques.
Meditation can be practiced by starting with a meditation CD, or alternatively a beginners course that will teach you more about meditation.
Meditation should be considered along with other treatments to assist in Back Pain Relief.