Lower back pain has been one of the most common diseases prevailing in this modern age. The remedies of the back pain are of different kindly. There are natural ways and ways with usage of medication to cure the pain. Natural ways for lower back pain include:
In this article we’ll describe some of back pain natural remedies. Other mentioned treatments we will describe in details on other pages.before.
Caution is always to be maintained as not all above stated go well for every person who is suffering as every person has some inhibition to something. Also the medication may not be safe even after rigorous testing. Some might help in healing and others may increase the pain, so it is best practice to consult a registered nurse or a medical practitioner and get the required from a trusted store before taking it. Also, the FDA does not control these natural supplements, so it does not help advertise them.
Since FDA not approved natural supplements, the product should have a label with a disclaimer statement that FDA not evaluated this and is not to ‘identify, treat, prevent or heal any disease’.
Since there are a wide variety of natural supplements and many brands supplying them in the market, it becomes the user’s responsibility to buy the best one. He has to make a rational decision among the store or the brand or both.
Few store brands stand to be safe to use. These are also not expensive since they do not advertise. Supplements are also available online, but before buying online, you should make sure that you are getting them from a reliable source. Your research about brand and reputable sources would help you in getting the original and the best.
Below is the list of some of the natural supplements that help in reducing the lower back pain. During intake of the same please make sure you have read about it carefully. Remember that these are natural supplements and these would take few weeks’ time before the result shows.
Herbal supplements can be found in powder form, capsule or as teas. When making your own herbal tea, take one tea spoon of herb for a single hot water cup. Keep the mixture in a closed container and leave for five to ten minutes, or ten to twenty if you are using roots. Three to six cups of tea daily should suffice the purpose.
Homeopathy can be stated to be the oldest of all medical practices dated about 200 years back. It is based on Law of Similarities with the same working principle as that of immunizations.
These medicines are popular in countries like Europe and India and are recently gaining popularity in United States. Even though there is no complete proof on how this works but there is evidence of it working for thousands of people.
The homeopathy practitioners do not have a medical degree that is clear for legal issues. They have different kind of medical degrees such as nursing or psychology. The medicines are simply sold at the counter and they do not ask for a prescription unlike the modern medications.
Below are few natural homeopathic remedies that help in reducing back pain:
COLOCYNTHIS: used for weakness and muscle cramps in the lower back
LYCOPODIUM: used to treat burning pain
AESCULUS: used for dull, nagging pain
RHUS TOXICODENDRON: used for lower back stiffness and pain
ARNICA MONTANA: used in cases of trauma to the back
GNAPHALIUM: used to treat sciatica, which is often associated with back pain
JAMAICA DOGWOOD: Used to treat spasms and muscle inflammation; little research has been done on it and excessive amounts can be toxic. Do not use with sedatives.
VALERIAN ROOT: As a sleep aid its widely researched and documented, it is rated 1st by The American Herbal Products Association for safety.
BLACK HAW: Is similar to aspirin and relieves muscle spasms.
WILD YAM: Generally taken as a tea and long used to treat menstrual cramps.
KAVA KAVA: Recognized by few doctors as an alternative to Xanax and Valium.
NIACINAMIDE: 500 mg three times daily; anti-inflammatory and known for healing damaged cartilage. It can cause liver damage and aggravate diabetes; low blood pressure, ulcers, and glaucoma, so kindly consult your physician before intake.
GLUCOSAMINE SULFATE: 500 mg. three times daily. Capable of rebuilding cartilage in joints and is being studied by the American College of Rheumatology as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
CALCIUM-600mg daily; strengthens bones
MAGNESIUM- 250 mg daily; strengthens bones and relaxes muscles
BORON: 1-3 mg daily with food; aids better absorption of calcium and magnesium into the body.
COPPER: 2 mg daily
ZINC-30 mg twice daily; for anti-inflammatory purposes
VITAMIN E-400 IU daily; for anti-inflammatory purposes
VITAMIN C-250-500mg twice daily
JOHN’S WORT: 300-500 mg capsule thrice per day; interacts with a wide variety of medicines and hence advised to be taken only under the supervision of an herbal specialist.
CURCUMIN: there times a day (400-600 mg) along with ginger; herbalists use it as an anti-inflammatory even it was not researched in clinical trials.
BOSWELLIN: 150 mg three times daily. It has been proven in clinical trials to help alleviate low back pain.
MSM: Herbalists use it as an anti-inflammatory even though it has not been researched.
BROMELAIN: three times a day (500 mg)
DEVIL’S CLAW: It is used to treat arthritis. 400 mg three times a day. According to research, devil’s claw may make conventional drugs more effective.
WHITE WILLOW BARK: effect similar to that of aspirin.