Back pain, in one form or another, affects around 80% of all people at some point or another in their lives. It can be very disturbing and it can interfere with one's ability of performing daily activities. There are many causes for pain in the back, from an injury or a strain to chronic diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis. Back pain treatment usually involves taking pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs, but these synthetic pills, if taken for long, can induce unpleasant side-effects.
Alternative treatments methods are also available, like massage, acupuncture, yoga or even medication. There are also many natural back pain treatments that one can use for obtaining relief. Keep in mind that whatever you choose for alleviating your pain, you have to take into consideration the primary cause of it.
Back pain treatments based on natural ingredients and herbs include -
Devil's claw - It is one of the most efficient back pain remedies due to the anti-inflammatory substances it contains. Take a few capsules a day, as needed. It should be used cautiously by people who are taking blood thinning medication because it also has a blood thinning effect.
Willow - It is also known as a natural aspirin. It has the same effect and it doesn't upset your stomach in any way.
Red pepper - It contains capsaicin, a powerful ingredient offering back pain relief. You can either buy a capsaicin cream or make your own at home, mixing smashed red peppers into a white cream until it turns pink.
Wintergreen oil - If massaged on the painful area, it has the same effect as capsaicin.
Rumatone Gold oil - Used externally, provides quick relief and it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. If taken with rumatone gold capsules work faster.
Black cohosh - It has anti-inflammatory properties and it reduces the muscular tension in the low back and in the neck area. It is also effective in sciatica, another condition causing severe back pain due to the pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Dong Quai - Also known as angelica, it is more powerful than aspirin in reducing pain and inflammation.
Horse chestnut - It is effective in treating backache caused by chronic conditions like rheumatism or arthritis.
Kava Kava - It is an efficient pain killer and, if you are also taking synthetic analgesics, it enhances their action. It has no side effects and it doesn't induce addiction.
Bromelain - It is a compound found in pineapple and it can deal with serious inflammation. It also accelerates healing.
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