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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

Behavioral Modification: Natural Treatment That May Reduce Your Back Pain

by Clifton Davidson

Back pain is a common ailment that can linger for days, weeks, and years. While there are invasive types of treatment options available for treating back pain, a doctor will often recommend trying a variety of non-invasive options first. Among these is a method called behavioral modification. This is not the most popular method for treating back pain, but it does work for a lot of people that give it a try. 

What Is Behavioral Modification?

This type of treatment is very different from other types of treatment options available for back pain, and its main goal is to teach people how to control the pain they feel. It consists of a series of various techniques that you can choose from, and you can use this type of treatment along with other types. For example, you could combine this with pain medication, chiropractic care, or massage therapy. Everyone experiences different types and levels of pain, and that is why this option is nice. You can customize it to fit your needs.

What Types Of Techniques Does It Involve?

Behavioral modification can include any or all of the following techniques: 

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) – CBT is a form of talk therapy, which can help in a number of ways. It can help you view your emotions, pain, and feelings in ways that are more positive. Talking can also be a good way to stimulate the production of hormones in your brain, which can help relieve pain naturally.
  • Relaxation techniques – Learning techniques in relaxation can also be beneficial. These can help you learn how to breathe in ways that relieve your pain, and they can help you learn how to relax your muscles, which could also bring relief to your back pain.
  • Visual imagery – Another technique you can learn is visual imagery, and this involves viewing pleasant pictures or thinking wonderful thoughts. The goal is to help you relax and replace your negative feelings and thoughts with good ones.
  • Hypnosis – Hypnosis is another technique you can learn to help control the pain you have. With this method, you will have the ability to train your brain to think that your pain is not as severe as it actually is.

Using natural methods like these are safe and have no side effects. If you are interested in learning more about these techniques or other options for chronic back pain, contact a clinic that specializes in pain management (such as Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates).