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Shelby Dilley
about 2 months ago • Indianapolis

Back pain

I struggle with severe back pain almost every day. I was a full time competitive gymnast for 13 years, played basketball, softball, track, and cheerleading. Sports has basically destroyed my body at a young age. On top of that, I am very big chested and have to wear two bras when I work out. Does anyone know any at home remedies or products I could try to reduce my pain?
19 replies
19 days ago
I have severe back pain. Bio-freeze is my go to. It works so well and I try to put it on once I get out of the shower and also before I go to bed. I’ve also found that using stretches like yoga and even froggies from gymnastics helps out so much! Epsom Salt Baths a few times a week helps out as well.
about 2 months ago
Stretching, yoga and drinking lots of water. I injured my back years ago, and my lower discs are completely gone. I would visit Ortho Indy to rule out any underlying issues, they have great staff and can lead you to physical therapy to understand movement. Miranda Esmonde-White has a great yoga program. Morning stretches, and keeping active with a program like water aerobics, biking, piyo or other low impact, and keeping a strong core and stretched muscles is key. Drinking lots of water.
about 2 months ago
Several people in this community have recommended the Prosource Fit Acupressure Mat. I purchased it based on recommendations for my sciatica. It does take a little getting used to, but I do feel it has helped my sciatica and my back in general.
about 2 months ago
I second the ProSourceFit Acupressure Mat. It works!
about 2 months ago
Acupressure Mat and stretching. I have a bad upper back and a horrible shoulder and doing these two things help a ton. I hate taking meds if I don't have to. I also ice/heat off and on on the days where it is bad.
about 1 month ago
ProSource Fit Acupressure Mat. It takes a couple minutes to get comfortable and then it feels amazing and I can actually just about fall asleep on it. For a rub, I love Tiger Balm. Within a couple of hours the pain is minimal. Most times, I don't feel any pain the next day.
about 1 month ago
I was a cheerleader and gymnastics too. I’ve run a full & half-marathon and I love Ease capsules and Ease Cream from Plexus. They’re natural anti inflammatory products and help me with my aches. I have a link if you’d like to try them.
about 1 month ago
Does Icy Hot give you any relief? I ask because there is an even stronger cream, Capsaicin. My ex-husband has pretty horrible pain and would use this.

The next thing you could try is Kratom. He’d use that as well for pain and it would help. You can buy it in smoke shops and online now. In fact, I heard it advertised as a tea in a podcast the other day. It’s come a long way.
about 1 month ago
Chronic neck/back/knee pain here. I definitely prefer topical solutions and particularly love Topicas Infused Cannabis Rubs, they've got a couple different scents and other options
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about 1 month ago
I've heard this acupressure mat does wonders! It's not for the faint-hearted, but people like Tim Ferriss highly recommend it! I also love my mat :) freshchalk.com/joyce_ling#2...
about 1 month ago
It's not a product/home remedy, but I do Energy Healing and can get rid of physical pain. In case you're just curious, there are testimonials on my Instagram (@reiki_with_deanna) and website (www.ReikiSF.com). I got rid of my own back pain from a car accident and knee pain (no cartilage in my knees after being a runner for 27 years). I offer a free consultation, if you want to chat and have questions :)
about 1 month ago
I'm an avid circus enthusiast so I'm forever on the lookout for stuff I can try for this reason. My go to is Mary's Medicinal's Transdermal Compound. It does contain cannabis, but you can buy the hemp only version as well.
about 1 month ago
I recently tried red light and cryotherapy for a hamstring pull. It seemed to really work!
about 1 month ago
Have you tried some CBD cream? I use one on my shoulders and my knee. It does pretty well for pain management.
21 days ago
I recommend Peacock Chiropractic in Fishers! They provide a thorough assessment with X-rays and then offer a treatment plan that worked well for me! They are very wellness based and also have success stories from others they can share!
21 days ago
Have you tried Icy Hot? They have a great roller for reaching hard to get places.
20 days ago
I suggest finding a really good chiropractor and then getting massages!
19 days ago
If you have The Joint Chiropractor in your area this is a great place for affordable children care
19 days ago
All the recommendations for ProSource Acupressure mat has sold me. Going on wishlist and in online cart.
19 days ago

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