Lower back pains start arising when a person enters a later stage in life. However, these problems are ever common with the lower age brackets too. There is nothing to worry about really since there are various home remedies for back pain. They are simple to follow and most often than not, they will work for you. Of course, it all depends on your symptoms and conditions. All you will need to cure your lower back ache are a few ingredients, which are pretty common in every household. In case you don’t have any of the things you may require, you can just run to a local store to find yourself some. Disclaimer: if the problem persists, it is advised to contact your physician.
Without further ado, here’s presenting ten home remedies for back pain. We hope this article proves informational and helpful. Enjoy the read, and as always, your comments are welcome.
First and foremost in our list of home remedies for back pain is lifestyle. While this is not necessarily a home remedy, we seriously require you to consider how you live your life. Chances are, with a few changes in habits, you will be able to rid yourself of aches in the back region. If your job requires you to sit on a chair for longer periods of time, if you spend most of your time sitting and laying down in unhealthy postures, and if your day lacks movements, you will seriously need to consider making regular exercise a part of your day. We recommend you to start with walking and light jogging.
There are chances that you already have excess amounts of wheat in your everyday diet. But that is not all that is required to kill the pain. Wheat has various different compounds that can actually help minimize the pain and that is not limited to the back alone. You will need some wheat (handful perhaps). Soak it in water and let it stay overnight. Next day, just mix in some coriander and kale. Add a cup of milk and let the mixture boil. This is a frequent drink you would need to include in your daily lives. Drink this mixture twice a day. It will not only keep you healthy, but kill the ache.
8. Heat Therapy
You have to absolutely careful with heat therapy. Heat therapy is usually very relaxing and can be used to cure loads of oral pains. If your back pain is because or arthritis or some serious injury that you may have suffered, heat therapy is not advised at all. Heat will make your muscles swell a little and it could turn even more painful. If your back ache is because of natural reasons, heat therapy will serve you well as a home remedy to cure back ache.
7. Herbal Oils
Massaging the affected area with herbal oils is yet another way for your muscle to relax. It is all in the muscles, usually, and if they are relaxed, you will be relieved of pains and aches pretty much anywhere in the body. There are various oils to choose from most popular ones of which include organic coconut oil, almond oil, and olive oil etc. It will be even more helpful if you heat the oil before having your back massaged. Don’t boil it up, because, well, you know. However, caution is still required for the same circumstances as mentioned before with heat therapy. If your back aches because of some injury or arthritis, you may not want to heat the oil.
6. Chamomile Tea
You must be wondering how a beverage such as tea could possibly help with curing back ache. Well, factually, chamomile tea has been used for a very long time in order to relieve oneself of various medical conditions that are not only limited to back aches. While chamomile tea is strongly effective against stress, according to reports and tests, it has proven effective in providing relief with back ache issues. This particular tea will break down glycine which is an amino acid known to relieve one of muscle spasms. It also helps in relaxing your nerves, which is why it is extremely effective against stage fright too. Include this beverage in your daily routine and you will notice the difference.
5. White Willow Bark
White Willow Bark is the perfect substitute for aspirin. It is natural and it is very effective. White Willow Bark naturally contains salicin which is responsible for relieving your body of pain. Salicin is converted into salicylic acid which travels your entire body to kill the pain and it is has proven extremely effective against back pain. It is also one of those home remedies that you can use without any fear, whatsoever, of any side effects.
If the heat is not working for you, or you cannot use heat therapy for the aforementioned reasons, ice is another way to cure pains. They are very effective when it comes to reducing swelling (pure physics here). If you do not have ice with you, frozen peas would do the job just as well. Crushed ice however, is your first choice here. Put loads of it in a bag or towel, wrap it up tight and use it to exert force on the affected area. 15 to 20 minutes should be more than enough. If the need arises, you can do this repeatedly but make sure you take breaks in between (an hour is advisable here)
3. Omega 3
One of the richest source of Omega 3 is fish. So it would seem entirely appropriate for us to mention here that increase your fish in take. If you cannot increase fish intake, or for some reason you do not like fish, there are fish oil capsules easily available in the market. Consult your doctor, or physician and include those fish oil in your daily lives.
2. Ginger Tea
Yet another tea in our list of home remedies for back pain. Not only can ginger tea help you with getting rid of that persisting back ache but it can also aid in digestion and kill flu. Ginger tea is a natural pain killer with loads of antioxidant properties. It can help in reducing the swelling. It is also advised that you peel some ginger and cut it into tiny pieces. Sprinkle some salt over it and chew on the piece every now and then – very effective and helpful.
Finally, on our list of home remedies for back pain is a nice massage. You do not need to go to a fancy parlor to get one. Just call up one of your friends, or go to a professional masseur and get a regular massage. It will relax your muscles and the pressure will relieve you of pain.
There you are folks, our list of home remedies for back pain. We certainly hope you follow some of the remedies and they work for you. If you have any more home remedies you would like to share, you can do so via the usual medium. Stay health!