Whether it’s from a work injury, getting a little too excited with exercises/recreational activities or just overdoing household chores, no one is barred from back pain. Majority of the back pain is not structural injury which means home remedies for back pain can relieve you from backache.
Here are they:
Tip 1: A Milk Shot Everyday for Instant Relief
Milk is the richest source of Calcium because it contains Lactose and Vitamin D.They in turn increase Calcium absorption for building strong bones and healthy muscles. Intake of milk relieves back pain because the calcium ions in it move across the cell walls almost immediately, giving you an instant relief.
Tip 2: Munch Dark Chocolates
The phenylethylamine(PEA) in the Cocoa Beans helps in encouraging the release of Endorphins, A hormone made naturally in the body. Endorphins helps in blocking pain signals from registering with the brain. The PEA is also released by the brain when people fall in Love and stimulates release of those feel good Endorphins. Apart from the obvious feel good effect of Sugar it also contains Magnesium which helps muscles to relax and thus can ease aches and back pain.
Tip 3: Add a Pinch of Ginger
The anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger can give you relief from backache. You can either consume ginger by adding it in your food/tea or place a fresh ginger root into a warm compress, and then press it to the painful area of the back for several minutes. You can also consume ginger juice. Ginger Juice can be made by cutting it into thin slices, and adding the slices in boiling water. Cool and Strain it. Add some honey and consume at least two times daily.
Tip 4: Massage It With Garlic
Garlic oil plays a pivotal role when applied to the parts of back that are sore. You can prepare garlic oil in the following way –
Take 10 cloves of garlic. Fry it in coconut oil on low heat till they are brown. Then strain the cloves and use the oil. Make sure you apply the oil and leave it on the skin for at least 3 hours. Later take a warm bath so that the oil reaches even on the sore or tight muscles. Repeat daily.
Tip 5 : Compress the Pain With Rice Compress
Take a dry and clean sock, pour a cup of uncooked rice, tie the sock tightly so that the rice doesn’t get out of the sock. Now, microwave it for one minute so that it is warm enough to alleviate the pain. But, make sure it is not that hot. Next, press the sock to your back. You can sit on the couch and place the rice compress between the couch and your back.
Tip 6: Chamomile Tea Is The Ultimate Savior
Tense muscle tissue present at the back is one of the major reasons of backache. But, if you consume a cup of herbal chamomile tea, it relaxes the ten muscle tissue.The reason? Well, the compounds present in the tea remains active in the system for long time, eventually providing long lasting benefits.
Tip 7: Basil leaves With a Pinch of Salt
Basil is mostly known for its culinary uses, but it can be of a great help in reducing back pains. Basil is rich in vitamin A,vitamin C,vitamin K, magnesium, Calcium, iron, and potassium. It also contains a wide range of essential oils rich in phenolic compounds which helps in curing back pain. You can consume basil leaves by adding 8 to 10 basil leaves into one cup of water and boil it till it condenses and the water becomes half. Cool it, add a pinch of salt and consume it daily once, if the pain is mild, twice for severe pain.
Tip 8: Cold Compress Massage
If you hurt your back, apply a cold compress as quick as you can since it helps in preventing damages and/or spreading from one cell to another. This is the easiest thing to do if you hurt your back. You can make a cold compress by wrapping 5 to 6 ice cubes in a thin washcloth, and press it where it hurts the most. Remove the compress after every 2 to 3 minutes for few seconds to avoid freezing. Repeat it.
Tip 9 : Jaggery – After Meals Only
Take some warm water. Mix half a tea spoon of jaggery in it and have the sweet drink after meals only. Jaggery has selenium in it and so it is good at relieving pain and cramps. Back pain along with menstrual cramps, and migraines can be relieved by consuming this complex sugar.
By: Deepti Verma