Remedies for Bach Ache

According to a study 80% of people suffer with back ache. It is a misconception that back problems are seen only in the older generation. Due to the recent changes in the working environment and conditions of the youth, they are the ones who suffer the most with back problems.

Backaches can be categorized as acute and chronic pain. Acute pain is caused by movement or excessive use of the back which can injure the muscles, ligaments, bones and tendons. Whereas, chronic pain is a reoccurring backache that results of normal movements or for no particular reason and can also affect the tendons, ligaments, bones.

Apart from the above two, some other reasons for a back ache are as follows:

  • Organ problems such as kidney infection, prostate problems, female pelvic disorder, bladder, and even constipation.
  • Back pain is also very common during pregnancy, due to the considerable anatomical changes and stress in the body. Carrying a child changes the position of your internal organs putting a huge amount of pressure on the lower spine.
  • Poor postural habits, strains, micro trauma, muscle tension and nutritional deficiencies.
  • When repeated episodes of injury are added to this mix, the discs become thin, deteriorated or ruptured. These events can also lead to arthritic related conditions. With nerves close by, swelling or compression in the spine often results in neuritis, lumbar neuralgia, or sciatica.
  • Back pain also leads to other problems such as muscle aches, locked areas in your back, stiff neck and entire body ache.

Medicines and other drugs can relief the pain for a while but some effective and efficient home remedies for back ache as are follows:

  • Ask someone the massage the affected area with herbal oils like garlic oil and eucalyptus oil using knuckles and increasing pressure slowly.
  • Every time you lift something, remember to bend your knees first, this will prevent your lower back from getting tense causing damage to your spine and back muscles.
  • Never twist while lifting this can have bad effect on your vertebrates.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects in the last couple of weeks of your pregnancy.
  • Do not sit in couches; always sit in firm chairs supporting the lumbar area with a pillow. This will help you keep your waist and lower back in the proper position.
  • Drink a glass of warm water mixed with a tablespoon of honey to soothe back pain.
  • Deficiency of vitamin C makes one prone to backache. Therefore, increase the vitamin C intake in your diet.
  • Apply a towel that has been squeezed after being soaked in hot salted water, on the back. Application of heat in this way will provide relief.
  • Do not sit in the same position for several hours.

It is the most common problem seen in most individuals irrespective of the age and gender. Therefore, it is important to take proper precautions when it comes to a back ache as it can be a life long problem causing a large amount of hindrance in one’s professional and personal life.

Note: All these home remedies are only for informational purposes and they are not substitutes for professional medical advice.

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