…When You’d Rather Do It Yourself!
You have a sharp, searing pain on your right back side. Do you buy medication? Back pain relief can be gained from medications, but it can also be had without medication.
Effective back pain relief is often found in something as simple as an herbal formula or a daily household item. Below are a few natural remedies you may want to try for your aching back.
Epsom Salt Bath
Primarily natural magnesium sulfate, Epsom salt in a hot bath increases your circulation. It also causes your skin to absorb the salt’s magnesium, which reduces inflammation.
Fill your bathtub with water as hot as you can tolerate. Add 2 cups of Epsom salts. Soak in the bath for 30 minutes.
Garlic is a popular natural remedy for back pain relief. Most people recommend 2 to 3 cloves of fresh garlic each morning. Crush the cloves, and let them stand for 10 minutes before using them.
Avoid offensive “garlic breath” by opting for garlic capsules or tablets instead.
To avoid the risks of a garlic overdose, be sure you choose only one method of taking garlic. For example, do not combine both fresh garlic and capsules. Do not use both tablets and the garlic oil below.
Apply garlic oil to the back for pain relief. To make it, heat 3 Tablespoons of oil over low heat and add 10 garlic cloves. Choose sesame, mustard, or coconut oil. Fry over low heat until your garlic cloves turn light brown. Remove from heat, and let the oil cool completely. Gently rub it into your back, and leave it for 3 hours. At the end of the 3 hours, take a warm bath. Use of the garlic oil once or twice daily for 2 weeks will bring lasting back pain relief.
Fresh ginger root contains 12 different aromatic anti-inflammatory compounds. Choose a piece of ginger root about the size of your thumb. Peel and cut it into thin slices. Immerse the slices in 1 quart of water, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to the lowest simmer possible, and leave for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow it to cool, still covered, for 30 minutes more. Strain, and drink ½ to 1 cup of the tea. May be sweetened with honey.
Lemons provide a simple and safe back pain relief remedy. Squeeze the juice from a lemon, mix it with a pinch of table salt, and drink it. Use lemon juice twice a day for back pain relief.
Consider changing your mattress, especially if you have chronic back pain. The unique material of a Tempur mattress reduces the pressure on your back. It molds to the exact shape and position of your body, giving lasting back pain relief. If you try it and don’t get relief, Tempur’s 6-month guarantee will allow you to return the mattress.