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Do-it-yourself tips to cure back pain

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Dec 05, 2016
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Won’t it be great if you could cure the back pain that is breaking you? How comfortable it would be to not go for check-ups, taking medicines and going through surgeries! Keeping this in mind, we have brought to you some tips that you can follow to cure your back.

 

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[Read: Back Pain Relief Exercises]

 

Ice and heat treatment

  • Use ice as a pain reliever on the affected area. It works to temporarily block the pain signals and reduce swelling. Wrap some ice cubes in a towel and dab it on the affected area several times a day with each session lasting 20 minutes.

 

  • After 48 hours of practicing this, you must switch to moist heat that will help to stimulate blood flow and reduce painful spasms. Take a towel and dip it in warm water and wring it out. Lie on a flat surface face down and ask someone to place the towel on the painful area. Leave the towel on for 20 minutes and repeat the process at least four times a day.

 

Rub a relief

  • Available only on prescription, a cream that contains capsaicin can be used to help reduce back pain. Capsaicin is a heat producing substance found in hot chili pepper. When applied to the skin, it depletes nerve endings of a neurochemical called substance P. It has been found that substance P is essential for transmitting pain sensations to the brain and with reduction in substance P’s circulation, the pain reduces.

 

  • Certain types of massages may also help. Stuff tennis balls in a long sock and tie the end of it and then, ask someone to roll it up and down your back. This will bring great relief.

 

Herbal remedy

  • An enzyme known as bromelain that is derived from pineapples helps to promote blood circulation and reduces swelling in the affected area. Take up to 500mg of this three times a day on an empty stomach.

 

  • Generally, sedatives are not really recommended; however, you could try taking valerian, which is much milder than any pharmaceutical product. By taking one 250mg of valerian four times a day, you could sedate the receptors in the brain.

 

[Read: Ayurvedic Treatment for Back Pain]

 

The important thing to remember is that before you take matters in your own hands, visit a doctor and figure out if your back pain is common or if there is a greater risk attached to it.

 

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