Relieve Back Pain Naturally
By Charles Hopkins
Published 11/27/2007 | Alternative Medicine
Back pain is one of humanity's most repeated complaints. Back pain is
one of the most common medical problems today, affecting 8 out of 10
people at some point during their lives. The pain can range from a dull
constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain. This conditions may be the
result of an infection in the bone(osteomelitis) or in the spinal cord.
Pain in the lower back or low back pain is by far the most common
concern, affecting up to 90% of Americans at some point in their
lifetime. Back pain is a common problem most frequently caused by
overusing or misusing the muscles of the back. The pain may not be
prevented completely, but there are things you can do to reduce the
severity or frequency.
Treatment of back problems should be directed at the cause.
Treatments will range from doing nothing to spinal surgery. Many find
relief from back pain through stretching exercises or alternative
therapies like yoga, but chronic back pain may require medication and
treatment that is more intensive. There are trouble-free home treatment
along with proper body mechanics, which will often heal your back
within a few weeks and keep it functional for the long haul.
One of the simplest ways to relieve back pain is to use hot and
cold compressed. You must be sure alternate the compresses. First do
five minutes as hot as you can stand it. Then one minute of an ice cold
compress. Repeat this five to seven times. You will be amazed at how
well this works. This brings great temporary relief.
Here are some examples of common herbs used to treat back pain:
Some natural pain reliever:
Here are some natural anti-inflammatory:
And here are some antispasmodics:
Exercises are important to prevent, reduce, and ultimately get rid
of the pain. They must consist of stretching exercises. These include
exercised for the back and leg muscles. Any exercise program must have
strength, stamina, and stabilizing exercises also. These include
exercises for the back, stomach and leg muscles. There are particular
exercises to strengthen and stretch the muscles in the abdomen,
buttocks, and back can help stabilize the spine and decrease strain on
he disk that cushion the spine and the ligaments that hold it in place.
In conclusion, we must realize that back pain is not a diagnosis,
it is a symptom of an underlying condition. Back pain is a symptom that
can arise from many causes. Being one of humanity's most frequent
complaints, you can be sure though back pain may not be prevented
completely, but there are natural things that you can do to reduce the
severity or frequency.