Back pain can stab us in the back at any time without any warnings. Of course, there are certain triggers like sedentary lifestyle, or, on the contrary, strenuous physical activity, it still comes unexpected.
The good news is, there are some natural homemade remedies that people always turn to, meaning these ways to relieve back pain do work.
So what are they? We’ve compiled a list of 16 surefire anti-back pain that can help soothe your pain and prevent future occurrences.
#1. Essential oils.
Apply 3 to 4 drops of lavender to the affected area on your back, massage gently. Repeat this procedure at least two times per day.
Mix 5 to 6 drops of peppermint oil with 1 tbsp of coconut or almond oil. Apply the blend to the affected area. Repeat this procedure at least two times per day.
Lavender and peppermint essential oils have many uses in medicine. They have a soothing, antispasmodic and analgesic properties.
#2. Castor oil or Olive oil.
Warm 1 tbsp of castor oil, gently massage it over the affected area, leave it overnight. Repeat this procedure daily.
Warm 1 tbsp of olive oil and follow the same steps as with castor oil.
Castor oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, it also accelerates recovery. Olive oil has similar properties.
#3. Epsom salt aka magnesium sulfate. Add 1 to 2 cups of the salt to a bucket of water. Soak for 10-15 minutes in this water. Repeat this procedure three times a week.
Magnesium is key to fighting inflammation and accelerating pain relief.
#4. Fenugreek powder. Mix 1 tsp of the powder into a cup of warm milk, add some honey for flavour and enjoy your drink once every night.
#5. Turmeric in your milk. Twice per day, drink a mixture of 1 tsp of turmeric and some warm milk.
#6. Heating pad to the rescue. Once a day, apply your heating pad to the affected area on your back and leave it on for 25 to 30 minutes. Heat therapy works magic for those who suffer from back pain and spasms.
#7. Ice packs. In a manner similar to a heating pad strategy, apply an ice pack on your lower back and leave it on for about half an hour, but you can do it up to two times per day.
#8. Have some vitamin therapy. Boost your overall health and relieve back pain with vitamins B12, C, D, E. It’s best if you try to increase the intake of said vitamins through tweaking your diet as opposed to taking supplements. Be sure to consult your doctor on this one.
#9. Ginger tea. Two times per day, put some ginger in a cup of hot water, steep it for 5 to 10 minutes, then add some honey and drink it while it’s still hot-ish.
#10. Basil tea. Similarly, brew 1 to 2 tsp of basil leaves in hot water (up to 10 minutes), add some honey, if you want. Drink this mixture 2-3 times per day.
#11. Crushed garlic. Crush 8-10 garlic cloves until you have a fine paste, apply it to the affected area, cover with a towel. Let it sit for about 30 minutes and then wipe it off with a wet tissue. It’s best if you do this at least two times per day.
#12. Have a warm shower. This treatment has similar effect to heating pads, but here, you have additional healing powers of water.
#13. Brew some chamomile tea. At least twice a day, steep 1 tsp of dried chamomile in a cup of hot water (let it brew for 5-10 mins), then add honey for flavour.
#14. Warm milk. Once or twice per day, have yourself a warm glass of milk. Not only will it relieve the painful sensations, but also strengthen your bones thanks to calcium. Stronger bones may mean less pain.
#15. Pineapples. You can either add a cup of water to half a cup of pineapples, or just eat the pineapples – on a daily basis.
#16. Daily dose of aloe vera juice. Drink ¼ to ½ cup of the juice daily, or you can opt for applying aloe vera gel to the affected area on your back.