Back pain is a common health issue, and can affect all ages, from elders to adolescents, but has been shown to be more frequent in those aged 30-50. In most general cases, the causes of a backache are bad sitting posture, arthritis, obesity, pregnancy, excessive physical work, poor nutrition, and inactivity. Symptoms of a backache are soreness around the hip and back region, reduced elasticity of the spine, and trouble sleeping. These symptoms may affect both your physical and mental health, as it becomes difficult to efficiently go about your day. Therefore, treatment is very important and the pain should never be ignored.
Today, the most prescribed treatments for a backache are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs, like Aspirin and Tylenol, combined with stronger pain medications. Unfortunately, adverse effects like liver damage have been linked to these drugs, and thus information on alternative forms of therapy is in demand. Natural healing solutions are ideal alternatives. They are affordable and easily accessible. However, they additionally provide a range of other benefits to your body, with less risk of side effects. So, if you are also experiencing weight loss, high body temperature, genital numbness, or trouble urinating, it is advised to consult a physician right away.
If your back pain is not accompanied by any of these ailments, natural therapy can help you. So, instead of resorting to popping dozens of pain relievers each day, discuss these 10 natural backache remedies with your health physician, and find out if they are safe and suitable for your condition.
Ginger root has a range of health benefits and has been used for pain relief by the Chinese for thousands of years. This ancient remedy has been backed up by research showing that ginger contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may relieve pain caused by inflammatory diseases, like arthritis. By increasing your blood circulation ginger helps the removal of built-up toxins in the painful area. This will reduce swelling and soothe the pain.
One effective way to get relief from the pain is to apply it as a compress to your back. Start off by grating the root and wrapping it in cheesecloth. Then place the wrapped ginger into hot water for 30 seconds, wait for it to cool, and then leave it on the sore area for several minutes, 2-3 times a day.
Ginger is also effective (and delicious) to drink in tea. You can get ginger tea bags from the health stores. Alternatively, fresh ginger tea can also be easily made from scratch at home. First, you will need to grate fresh ginger root. Next, cut it into 4-6 thin slices, and then boil it on a low heat in 1 cup of water. After 10 minutes of boiling, you will strain the water and drink it. You can add honey to make it sweet. You may drink ginger tea 2-3 times daily.
A ginger cream may also ease pain and is simple to make. Just blend ¼ cup of water with 1 cup of fresh chopped ginger and add the paste to shea butter or coconut oil. The cream can be kept for up to 6 months if stored in an airtight container in the fridge.