10 Drug-free Remedies to Relieve Pain Now

At least 63 percent of women are achy right now -- try these easy tricks to soothe your sore spots (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Mar 21, 2012 at 3:13PM

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10 Drug-free Remedies to Relieve Pain Now

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Lean Back in Your Chair

Setting up work chairs and home furniture, such as recliners, so you’re leaning back just a little bit -- instead of sitting ramrod straight or slouched forward -- can reduce your neck, shoulder, back and hip pain by 30 percent or more, UCLA researchers say. This relaxing position reduces the strain on all the muscles, tendons and ligaments that support your upper body, says Nick Shamie, M.D., co-director of the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center. “That helps existing injuries heal more quickly, plus it can prevent future flare-ups as well.” Can’t adjust your chair? Slipping a small, rolled-up towel behind your lower back can also do the trick.

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