Back pain is one of the most common causes of pain on the planet. It can make life really hard, interfering with plans, rendering people unable to work and of course, causing a lot of pain and discomfort to a great many people.
If you or a loved one are suffering from back pain, here are a few effective (for many) remedies that you may want to try…
One of the first things that anyone who is suffering from back pain should try is a good physio. The right physiotherapist can get to the root of the issue and use various techniques to soothe back pain and hopefully heal the problem (if it is something that can be healed). Typically, they will help you to do various exercises and movements or give you deep tissue massages that can be very effective.
Heat and Ice
Many people who suffer from back pain find that heat and cold can really help to ease their suffering. You can buy heat and ice packs at most grocery stores and pharmacies and they are both cheap and easy to administer, so you have nothing to lose by giving them a try. Usually, heat packs are used for muscle pain and tension, while ice packs are better at dealing with inflammation and swelling in the body. You can, of course, alternate between the two if you find that to be helpful.
Try Turmeric Milk
There has been some evidence to suggest that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties, and many people find that taking turmeric each day helps them to manage their back pain. One of the most pleasant ways to take turmeric is in the form of turmeric milk. To make turmeric milk, simply mix half a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of warm milk and a drop of honey. Drink morning and evening and see how you feel.
Move Around More
Getting up and moving around can be the last thing you feel like doing when you’re suffering from terrible back pain, but movement is one of the best things for your health, and that includes your back. If you stay still for too long, you will put stress on the same joints for prolonged periods of time and that will only make matters worse. Even just standing up and walking around for a minute or so ever 30-60 minutes could work wonders.
Meditation can boost endorphins and help your stresses to melt away. It can also help you to get more comfortable with your pain and find ways of living with it that diminish its effects on you. It probably won’t cure your back pain, unless it has a psychological cause perhaps, but it absolutely will help you to deal with it in a more positive way.
If you have back pain, you should always seek the help of your physician in the first instance, but alongside medical intervention, the above back pain remedies can help you to live a better life with back pain.