An incredibly high number of people are being affected by back pain. This can either be acute, caused by an over use of the back muscles or by an injury, or chronic, reoccurring without particular reason. Sometimes the ligaments, tendons and even bones are affected in cases of pain in the back. Other times this medical condition is just a symptom of a more serious one. Kidney problems for instance are causing back pain, as well as pelvic disorders in women and prostate problems in men.
Pregnancy, as well as wrong posture or nutritional deficiencies can also result in backache. Regardless what's causing it, one thing is for sure: all back pain sufferers are looking for back pain relief. Natural remedies are very popular because they have no side effects; they are safe and easy to use.
Backache relief can be obtained with the help of one of the following natural remedies.
Essential oils - Used for massaging the painful area, essential oils provide relief and some of them also speed up the healing process in case of injury. Lavender oil, St. John's Wort oil, eucalyptus oil and mustard oil are highly effective.
Black cohosh - It relaxes the muscles and it reduces the inflammation. It is helpful in many conditions causing backache, including arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Corydalis - It is a Chinese herb used for treating all types of pain. It is extremely effective when it comes to pains caused by various injuries.
Jamaican dogwood - It relaxes the muscles and it also has a strong sedative action. It is also used in neurological problems.
Wild yam - It is recommended in back pain characterized by sharp sensations.
Bromelain - It is extracted from pineapple, it reduces inflammation and it accelerates healing.
Devil's claw - Its analgesic effect occurs very fast and it is also used for pains caused by rheumatism, arthritis or for headaches.
Boswelia - It has a strong anti-inflammatory action and it has good effects in acute back pain, but the maximum benefits are obtained in a few weeks.
Besides herbal remedies, there are also a few things that you can put in practice in order to avoid or minimize back pain. Try to sleep on a firm mattress and to never sleep face down. Also avoid sitting on couches and go for a firm chair and always pay attention to maintain a correct posture. Keep a healthy diet and make sure your body has all the necessary nutrients to function properly.
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