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How I Healed My Low Back Pain Naturally: Part II

Got low back pain? Learn how Get-Fit Guy was able to ease his naturally using these specific tips.

By
Ben Greenfield,
April 3, 2017
Episode #331

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If you want to ease your low back pain naturally, then learn about the specific gears, supplements, books, and resources that helped Get-Fit Guy Ben Greenfield.

The Best Gear For Low Back Pain

In addition to the infrared sauna I mentioned earlier, there are a few other key pieces of gear that I used on a daily basis to heal my low back naturally:

See Also: Causes and Treatments of Low Back Pain

-Dr. Ho's decompression belt. Sure this belt may have a cheesy name, but it allowed my spine to decompress and opened up the space between the vertebra, allowing for faster healing. I wore it several hours per day, particularly when in cars, sitting on airplanes and even standing at my desk.

-Biomat. The Biomat is a long, infrared light and heat producing mat that you can lay on with your knees slightly bent and with a pillow under your knees, which is exactly what I did each day as my back healed. Just 15-20 minutes a day of this type of heat therapy can be incredibly relaxing for your low back and assist with blood flow and healing. Unlke a regular heating pad, a Biomat does not produce large amounts of “dirty electricity” and also has the ability to “ground” or “earth” you, another healing modality described in detail in the excellent documentary Grounded.

-Inversion. Using either the yoga trapeze that I demonstrate here or an inversion table. I hung each day for five minutes to further decompress my spine and open my hips. Be careful with excessive inversion, which can place too much stress on the muscles around the spine, but used in moderation during a healing period, it is one more modality that adds up (along with these others) to heal the low back much more quickly.

The Best Supplements For Low Back Pain

While I certainly don’t believe that “popping pills” is going to fix low back pain, when combined with the other modalities in this article, adding some natural anti-inflammatories into the mix (while avoiding destroying yoru stomach lining with strategies such as ibuprofen or Advil) can accelerate the healing process and decrease pain significantly.

For this reason, during the course of my healing, I took 6 NatureFlex morning, and 6 NatureFlex in the evening. NatureFlex is a bone and joint formula that assists with rapid healing from hard workouts, injuries, stress fractures, and joint pain. You can read more about it here.

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