Dealing with back pain has come a long way from the old days when you, well, just had to deal with it. Now there are innovative ways to help ease your suffering. Some require a simple surgery and others are non-invasive. If you don’t have to live with the hurt, then there is no reason to.


It’s hard to imagine having cement in your spine will make it hurt less, but that’s exactly what happens. The technique uses balloons to inflate compressed bones in your vertebrae and fill it with a special kind of cement to hold it in place. There is no reason to let a compression fracture keep you from living a full, pain-free life. Ask your doctor about kyphoplasty Jacksonville FL or in your town.


Just like the oddity of cement in your spine, mild electrical shock can also help ease your back pain. A transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator attaches to your back with electrodes and gently sends electrical pulses to your pain points. TENS works because it stimulates the production of endorphins while at the same time tricking the pain receptors in your brain to slow or stop the pain signals.


Cupping is both innovative and old school – really, really old school. Around since about 300 A.D, cupping involves creating a suction on your skin that increases blood flow to the pain area. Although you could use an animal horn, modern health care professionals rely on sterile cups designed specifically for this pain-relieving technique. The heated rim creates a vacuum that draws the skin into the cup which in turn promotes healing at the cellular level. You will probably end up with a few temporary red rings on your back, but your lumbar will thank you in the long run.

If over-the-counter medicine isn’t cutting it for pain relief, it may be time to look into some alternate, lesser known therapies. Don’t be afraid to explore something unusual as it may be the key to pain-free living.