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Ten Home Remedies for Your Back Pain

November 12, 2011  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Health    Views: 649

Back pain affects almost everyone at some point of his or her life. Modern life style of sitting for long hours inevitably causes back pain. Good posture, body mechanics and physical activity are very important for maintaining a healthy back.


Backache or back pain is the reward of the computer world. It affects almost everyone at some point in life. For majority of people, the episode of back pain cones to an end in a week or two. But studies show that eight out of every ten adults who spend more time sitting suffer from back pain. Back pain may be acute, sub acute, or chronic. It has to be treated in time before it turns into something serious. There are many home remedies that can bring relief to back pain.

Ten home remedies for back pain

Treatment for back pain ranges from simple reassurance that nothing is wrong to extremely delicate surgery. Surgery is needed in critical cases whereas it can be healed by some conservative home remedies.

1) Bed rest

Most of the back pain cases are healed with proper bed rest. That is the most common treatment recommended by doctors.

2) Heat treatment

This has been successful in most of the back pain cases. Heat applied to painful area relaxes muscles and soothes painful areas. There are many ways to apply heat. They may be hot baths, or application of heating pads or warm compresses. For persons suffering from arthritis, heating the muscle first may make it easier to do back exercises.

3) Cold treatment

This helps as coolness has a numbing effect that can relieve pain. It can be tried with an ice bag, or with large ice cube used to massage the area of pain, or with frozen package of vegetables, or with cold packs commercially available.

4) Ayurvedic concoction

An effective home remedy for back pain can be a mixture comprised of a combination of wheat, Cuscus grass and coriander. Soak 50 grams wheat in water, overnight. The next morning, add 30 grams of Cuscus grass and 30 grams of coriander and 250 ml milk to the wheat and water. Pour the mixture in a pan and boil it, until only two third of the quantity is left. Drinking this concoction will give relief from back pain.

5) Mint oil massage

Mint oil massage has been found very effective in curing back pain. Lightly heat the oil and massage your back using some mint oil. It will give relief from the pain.

6) Garlic can relieve pain

Eat two to three cloves of garlic everyday. Garlic oil can also be effective in healing back pain. Garlic oil prepared by fry ten cloves of garlic in 60 ml of oil (mustard oil, sesame oil or coconut oil). This garlic oil can be strained and can be use for massaging after it has become cool.

7) Turpentine massage

Massaging with warm turpentine oil is another effective home remedy for back pain.

8) Potato poultice bandage

An effective home remedy would be to apply potato on the painful area, in the poultice form. Peel a potato, cut it into cubes and boil the cubes and mash them. When they become cool, apply the poultice on the back and hold it there with a bandage, for an hour.

9) Lemon juice with salt

Drinking a glass of lemon juice with a little salt can keep the tendons and tissues soft. It is advisable to drink this juice morning and evening.

10) Change your sitting posture now and then

A faulty sitting posture is the main reason for back pain. Take precautionary measures and change the sitting posture now and then. Do some small jobs like drinking water, etc. to make the body moving.

The spine is the complex interconnecting network of nerves, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and all are capable of producing pain after sitting in the same position for a long time. Large nerves that originate in the spine cause the back pain.



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