Most adults suffer from back pain at least once in their life. To prevent unwanted side effects, consider using these herbal remedies instead of pain medications to help manage your back pain.
Whilst not typically a serious condition, approximately 80% of people in US suffer from back pain at least once in their lives, making it one of the most common medical complaints. Associated causes vary depending on the location of the pain: lower back pain is often linked to bad posture, arthritis, and muscle or ligament strains, whilst pain in the upper back may be related to spine inflammation, tumors in the chest, or disorders involving the aorta.
It is important to note that pharmaceutical drugs – which can have unwanted side effects – are not the only options to treat your back pain. Although research into more natural remedies is still in its early phases, they are thought to be highly effective in treating mild cases of lower back pain in particular. Consider trying one of the following seven herbal remedies:
Used extensively in Asian cuisines, Turmeric is renowned for its powerful healing properties for treating bacterial and inflammatory conditions. Likewise, this spice can also be used to relieve heartburn and pain from arthritis. It is so useful because of the presence of a chemical known as curcumin, which is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties. For treating your back pain, add a quarter of a teaspoon to each meal of the day. Alternatively, add it to hot milk and drink this mixture twice daily.
Note: Avoid long-term use or high doses of turmeric, as this can lead to indigestion. If you are suffering from any gall bladder diseases, do not use turmeric for treating back pain.
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