Treatments of back pain are available and are effective in reducing the agony to a large extent though in many cases it is not possible to identify the root cause of the pain but relief in pain can be gained by simple methods. Backache is categorized into two categories, acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is that which has lasted for less than a month whereas chronic pain is the one which has persisted for more than three months. There are various serious underlying medical conditions causing chronic back pain and main treatment is focused on treating the root cause of the pain.
Whatever may be the reason but backache can be very debilitating as it can restrict the movement of the victim and make even simple daily activities impossible to perform. NSAID are recommended in allopathic medication for pain relief but all the side effects of these medicines are yet to be discovered hence their long term use is not considered as safe yet. Herbs are the safest ways of treating back pain as they are free of side effects. Herbal oil and ointment available as supplement as non-prescription drugs or in organic form can alleviate the situation by treating even serious medical conditions like arthritis and relaxing muscles and ligaments to cure back pain caused by muscle sprains or stretched ligaments.
Chamomile tea 2-3 times in a day can relax the strained muscles relieving back pain or any other pain in the body. Cayenne pepper contains rich sources of capsaicin which is an excellent pain inhibitor. The effect of cayenne pepper when applied topically is like that of NSAID as it inhibits the signals of pain to the brain. Massage of apple cider vinegar before going to bed can relieve pain in back or lower back caused due to any reason. Devil’s claw, hawthorn, winter cherry are natural pain relievers, devil’s claw and angelica plant roots are trusted herbs used as treatment for pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Use of these herbs for pain relief and light, suitable exercises form excellent treatment for back pain.
Hot water tub bath or Epsom salt bath are also good treatment for back pain, if the pain is confined to one area hot and cold packs are also used for immediate relief from pain. Some medical experts recommend light exercises after a massage with pain inhibiting herbal oils and creams. Warm mustard seed extract can be used for massaging back which can relieve the pain and promote easy movement which eventually helps in improving blood flow to the back to cure the pain. If back pain is accompanied by inflammation herbs like rosemary, valeria, bromelain and saw palmetto works as excellent treatment to reduce the swelling. Herbs supplement each other’s effects and can be taken with other herbs without any problem. Use of garlic as an ointment by making its paste and in the diet is also an effective and easy back pain treatment. One crushed garlic clove with water once in a day is also very useful in treating back and joint pain as it is a rich source of anti-oxidants.