Backache is a very uncomfortable problem that interferes with a person\'s normal functioning in everyday life.
Depending on the amount of pain, it can be difficult to bend forward or backward, to twist in the waist, sometimes it makes it difficult to walk or the person can’t even get out of bed.
There are many pharmaceutical products out there that help relieve the pain, but those who try to avoid synthetic products should know that there are a number of natural remedies that can help with backaches.
It is important to keep warm and eat hot food. A gentle massage will help with the pain, as well as cooling the area with ice, which reduces inflammation. Treatment with ice should be altered with heat every couple of days.
The diet should be rich in fresh vegetables, like carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, cabbage, or cooked, in the cases of cauliflower, and spinach. The person suffering from the backache should also eat lots of fruits.
As for the sleeping, which often causes more pain than relief, the mattress should be firm and sleeping on the stomach should be avoided.
Garlic, nature’s wonder product, helps with back pain too and should be included in the daily diet as much as possible.
A mixture made of 10 tulsi leaves boiled in one cup of water with some salt added is helpful even with severe backache.
Massaging with eucalyptus or mustard oils is beneficial for the backache, since it helps the muscles relax. Half a teaspoon of guggulu with water after meals or half a gram of dalchini with some honey twice a day will have beneficial results.
Different cultures have always known about herbal remedies that are beneficial for backaches. One of those remedies is shallaki or boswellia, used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. It contains anti-inflammatory agents and helps relieve the pain as well as to heal the back.
Ashwagandha is a plant whose root has been used traditionally in Asia to treat rheumatism, hypertension, erectile dysfunction, and also inflammatory processes.
Some studies have shown that ginger root reduces the production of prostaglandins and leukotrienes, mediators involved in inflammation.
There is also a product called Arthcare, which comes in oil form and in capsules. It is a herbal formula which relieves the pain and strengthens the bones and neuromuscular system. It boosts energy and acts as an antioxidant as well, penetrating the system quickly and bringing relief for many painful conditions.
Epsom salt contains magnesium, which is effective against inflammation and has anti-arthritic effects. A hot bath with Epsom salt is very beneficial for people who suffer from back pain, especially because the heat increases the circulation and reduces swelling.