Discover the magic wand that deals with Back Pain

Sunday 16 March, 2014 


Most gadgets bought as Christmas presents are destined for the back of a cupboard by the end of January.

But not this one.

In fact I was so impressed with the way it worked and how easy it was to use, that I have spent weeks tracking down a supplier so I can give you a chance to try it out.

But I must warn you there is an element of risqué innuendo in its name – so no laughing at the back.

I’m talking about the Back Nodger.

Discover how you can 'nodge' away your pain - Click Here

So having established that it could have a less ridiculous name, what makes it so special?

Well it's like having an extra foot on your arm (length rather than appendage I mean!)

This enables you to properly massage the knots between and under your shoulder blades, plus get to the base of the neck with ease – normally only accessible by contortionists or a friendly hand.

A simple mechanical device that needs no batteries, has no fiddly controls, nor requires a degree in engineering to use.

A really easy bit of kit that once you see it and try it will make a world of difference to you.

And after the last weekend you may well be in need of it.

Gather around for the soothsayer's prediction

Last Friday I was warning you about the risk of a change in the weather for the unprepared gardener.

By Monday morning my e-mail was in meltdown with those of you who were suffering as a result of your exertions.

It seems that pulled muscles, grazed arms and painful knees were very much the order of the day.

I can only imagine that every osteopath, chiropractor and physiotherapist has been able to book a good holiday from their earnings this week as a steady stream of damaged individuals rolled through their clinics.

But just imagine having the benefit of your own therapist at hand.

That is where the unexpected delight of deploying my eldest son's gift to me has really paid off.

Whilst sipping a well-earned beer on Sunday evening, I was able to get among the aching muscles and tight joints, easing away the tension and pain.

Well some of the pain!

Yes, the other reason my e-mail went loco was the number of ‘well wishers’ who wanted to let me know how the rugby had gone...

...I shall be avenged. Don’t forget we are together again in the Rugby World Cup and he who laughs last...

...probably only just got the joke!

If painful back muscles are no laughing matter – get yourself a Nodging!

Causes and remedies for back pain

Back pain is a really common problem, and there are probably as many ‘cures’ for it as there are hairs on a dog (just to mix my metaphors!).

Personally it doesn’t take a Herculean effort in the garden to spark it off, anything can cause it to flare.

When I leap up to do the dishes, when I bend over to carry all Lara's bags after I've

INSISTED we go clothes shopping all day...

All right, I'm not fooling anyone am I? But simple everyday things like these can cause my back to twinge and seize up.

Lucky for me they're pretty rare occasions.

But when my back plays up, it can be unbearable. And once I put it out, the nagging ache will take weeks to clear up. Now in the past I've tried a variety of treatments and some of them have been excellent – but not always immediate.

When your back does begin to hurt the sooner you can start to treat it, the better it begins to feel.

For some people, back pain is a real problem something that dogs them constantly, gnawing away hour after hour, day after day.

And that’s why I reckon having something low tech and handy is a great way to get on top of the problem as early as possible.

So if you do suffer from a ‘gippy back’ that lets you down then this is something
you should try.

That's an important word: TRY. I'm not saying you should keep it - not if it doesn't work for you. But if you don't try new remedies and new treatments, chances are you'll be stuck with your ailment forever.

Grab the chance to try out the Back Nodger – click here for more details

Five ways to deal with pain

Casting around for some more natural ways to cope with pain I found these listed as the most common:

The monkey's favourite. Bananas are rich in potassium, and large amounts of potassium seem to have helped some sufferers.
Exactly why potassium helps is one of life's little mysteries, but if it works, why ask questions! Try loading up on potassium rich foods such as bananas, oranges and potatoes.

Try a cup of nettle tea. Nettle has been used for centuries to treat dozens of ailments, including sciatica - because active compounds in the leaves reduce inflammation.

Rub the pain away! Lie on your back, with your lower back supported by pillows. Lift up your leg and massage along the nerve from the back of the knee round to the hip.

Then repeat going downwards. Work back and forth across the nerve. Repeat three times.

St. John's Wort Oil.  Said to be an effective massage oil for relief of sciatica, arthritis and back pain, so perhaps you can try it with the above tip!

Blow hot and cold. This is particularly good for muscle pain and back pain.

Start off by treating the aching area with a cold gel pack, or even a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a damp towel. The cold temperature will slow your circulation, which in turn calms inflammation and pain. Try the cold treatment twice a day over two days. If the pain doesn't diminish, switch tactics and use heat.

A heating pad or hot water bottle (or even a flannel soaked in boiling water then wrung out and folded) will alert your body to the problem, and draw blood packed with oxygen and nutrients into the aching area.

Make a difference to nagging pain with your own personal magic wand

Yours, as always



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