Back muscle pain is affecting the great majority of adults. It is the most common form of pain and its severity can vary depending on various factors. It is usually caused by either a muscle strain or a sprain. In most of the cases it doesn't have serious medical consequences, but it is terribly disturbing and sometimes it can even signalize other health conditions. The muscle strain refers to the fat that somehow the muscle fibers were damaged, this producing pain.
The sprain, on the other hand, occurs when the ligaments are being affected. There is over the counter medication for back muscle pain, but many people tend to avoid it, due to the side effects it might have. Those with recurring back muscle pain are not very thrilled about the perspective of taking pills for a prolonged period of time.
Back muscle pain can also be relieved with help of natural remedies. Massage, especially if it is done with Rumatone Gold oil, relaxes the muscles and eliminates the pain. This oil also has the capacity of stimulating the rebuild of cells, so the healing of an injury will come faster.
Arnica oil mixed with calendula oil and St John's Wort oil is highly effective in back muscle pain. Another remedy for topical use is capsaicin cream. Capsaicin is a natural extract from red or cayenne pepper and it is not yet clear how it succeeds in reducing the pain, but it certainly does. Some researchers state that capsaicin helps the body to release endorphins, substances that our body naturally produces for fighting pain.
Besides remedies that are used externally, there are also remedies that are to be administered internally. There are various herbs with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that sufferers consume in order to eliminate or prevent back muscle pain. Black haw and cramp bark are such herbs and they are more efficient if they are taken together than separately.
Rosemary, although mostly known as a spice, is also helpful in diminishing back muscle pain. It will reduce the inflammation and it will also promote a faster healing. Ginger is also used form the ancient times to treat pain because it contains twelve anti-inflammatory agents.
Natural remedies for back muscle pain can do you a lot of good and might make over the counter drugs not needed. However, it is always best to know your limits and to avoid activities that might injure your back.
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