Lifestyle choices and longer life expectancy means pain is a common problem these days, but for some it is a daily challenge and can significantly impact on quality of life.
Common aches and pains tend to occur in the back, neck, hip, shoulder and feet, and health conditions such as arthritis are often to blame for more complex cases.
While there are medical treatments available to help alleviate symptoms and enable people to better manage their aches and pains, learning to cope mentally and physically may require additional self-help remedies and techniques.
Below we explore some of the simple, natural ways to manage pain at home:
Vitamin B12 supplements
Back pain is often linked to an inflammation of the nerves, which signals the brain to register pain. Taking vitamin B12 can help to alleviate back pain by making it possible for the body to develop a protective coating around sensitive nerves. Only 1-2mg a day is need to help reduce the inflammation.