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|Back Pain is one of the most common ailments prevalent today. Sedentary living habits, hazardous work patterns and
psychological conditions associated with emotional stress, which bring about spasm of the muscles, cause back pain. As the
back bears the weight of the entire body, overweight persons feel the strain on the back when they have to carry an extra
In most cases of back pain, the pain is usually felt either in the middle of the back or lower down. It may spread to both
sides of the waist and the hips. In a condition of acute pain, the patient is unable to move and is bedridden.
About ninety per cent of back pain patients suffer from what is called cervical and lumbar spondylosis.
|It is a degenerative disorder in which the different vertebrae adhere to each other through bony unions. As a result of this,
the spine loses its flexibility.
The main causes of back pain and spondylosis are muscular tension, straining of the joints, poor posture, and incorrect
nutrition resulting from dietetic errors and lack of exercise. Acute or chronic illnesses like kidney or prostate problems,
female disorders, influenza., and arthritis, may also lead to backache. Other causes include stress and strain resulting from
sitting for a long time, improper lifting of weights, high heels, and emotional problems which may cause painful muscle
Home Remedies for Back Pain using Garlic
The most important home remedy for back pain is the use of garlic. Two or three cloves should be taken every morning to
get results. An oil prepared from garlic and rubbed on the back will give great relief This oil is prepared by frying ten cloves
of garlic in 60 ml of oil in a frying pan Any of the oils which are used as rubefacients, such as mustard oil, sesame oil, and
coconut oil can be used according to one's choice. They should he fried on a slow fire till they are brown. After the oil has
cooled, it should be applied vigorously on the back, and allowed to remain there for three hours. The patient may,
thereafter, take a warm-water bath. This treatment should be continued for at least fifteen days.
Home Remedies for Back Pain with Vitamin C
Vitamin C has proved valuable in case of severe back pain. About 2,000 mg of this vitamin should be taken daily for treating
this condition. Considerable improvement will be noticeable within two days.
Home Remedies for Back Pain using Potato
Raw potato is an ancient home remedy for back pain, characterized by incapacitating pain in the lumbar region, especially in
the lower part of the back. Application of raw potato in the form of a poultice has been found very effective in this condition.
Home Remedies for Back Pain using Lemon
Lemon is another useful remedy for back pain. The juice of one lemon should be mixed with common salt and taken by the
patient twice daily. It will give relief.
|Herbal Home Remedies for Back pain
Mix together 1 tablespoon each of dried yarrow; boneset, and skullcap. Add the mixture to 2 cups of water and simmer 30
minutes, covered. Strain and add 1 tablespoon of the liquid to 1 cup of hot water. Add 1 teaspoon of flavored psyllium.
Sweeten with 1 tablespoon of dark corn syrup if desired.
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