Back pain is a very common problem among adults of all ages. The causes are numerous, from overexertion during exercise to poor body mechanics during lifting heavy objects to stress. Whatever the cause, you can still find relief in natural remedies and approaches.
Natural Remedies for Back Pain Include:
- Comfrey Salve
Comfrey is a plant that you can easily grow in your backyard. When it is boiled down and strained, it leaves a gelatinous residue. When this residue is mixed with a petroleum base ointment or base lotion, it becomes the perfect medicine for rubbing into sore backs and alleviating pain.
Backs are often in pain because the muscles have contracted while you slept or because you are stressed. Taking time to do yoga or stretching the muscles fully helps loosen the tension and tightness. Less tension and tightness equals less pain.
- Chiropractic Adjustments
Chiropractic adjustments work wonders on your back. When the chiropractor pushes and pops everything back into place, your body responds with a release of endorphins. The endorphins are your body’s natural pain reliever.
- Water Therapy
Water is good for everything that ails you. When you are in a tub, pool or Jacuzzi, your body’s muscles are relaxed and relaxing. Because you are not applying any pressure to any part of your body and the water is acting as a buoyant material, your muscles release tension and you float away. If the water is warm, that is even better.
- Aspirin or White Willow Bark
Believe it or not, aspirin is all-natural. It is taken from the bark of trees, and do Native Americans discover an old pain remedy. Use internally or externally.