Natural Remedies for Back Pain

Today technology advances at the same time that more and more people are being held back from their normal life due to back pain. Doctors continue to find new and innovative ways for reconstructing the spine while producing as little trauma to the body as possible, using cutting edge minimally invasive surgical techniques. New technologies using lasers, electrical stimulation, internal pain pumps, and other advances are being developed and implemented to reduce inflammation around the damaged tissues and to disrupt pain signals from travelling up the spine. Even doctors and chiropractors are having a hard time keeping up date on all of the latest technological advances.

But what about natural remedies for back pain that are available in your local grocery store, and in the gardens and woods in your area. Many foods act as natural anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. Many tools are available around your house to help you sooth the aching muscles of your back, and the fascia that line them. Many herbs are available over the internet that the Chinese have used for millennia to treat pain and other medical conditions. Many different types of fruits, vegetables, and herbs have been used by the natives around the world for thousands of years, and we are just only now finding out about. Let's take a look at what is out there to give us natural pain relief.

Natural remedies for pain relief include icing, relaxation therapy, a change of mattress, sleep, massage therapy, movement therapies, acupuncture, anti-oxidants, and herbal therapies. We will cover some of these natural treatments here.

Herbal Therapies: Herbs may be eaten in their natural form, cooked with food, taken as a pill form supplement or ground up and used in hot drinks. If any of these herbal treatments work, it means that you will get the clinical benefits of a pharmaceutical drug without all of the unwanted side effects. These side effects may range from mild annoyances to potentially life threatening illnesses. Some of the herbal options that have been known to have analgesic benefits include Turmeric, Ginger, Valarian root, and Eucommia.

Valarian root is a natural pain reliever and may be especially beneficial for people with back conditions that involve nerve pain. Other medical symptoms that may be alleviated by valerian root include anxiety, stress, irritability, tension, and insomnia.

The chemicals composed within ginger have antibacterial, antipyretic, sedative, and analgesic properties. Ginger has also been shown to improve the motility of the digestive tract. Ginger is believed to have all of these medical benefits whether it is eaten raw, cooked with food, or added as a component to drinks.

The bark and leaves of Eucommia help to stimulate new collagen formation, which are the building materials of our joints and other connective tissues.

Turmeric: Turmeric is a common spice that is found in the curries of Indian food. This food ingredient is delicious in spices and sauces, and it is also renowned for its use in folk medicine. Turmeric is thought to treat infection, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and arthritis.

Rebuild Those Chalky Bones - Vitamin D Therapy: All you need to do to strengthen your bone is to eat foods that are good for you. Specifically, we mean that you need to eat foods that are high in vitamin D. More specifically, the foods that are high in vitamin D include fatty cold and fresh water fish such as tuna, sardines, mackerel, herring, and cod liver oil. Dairy products are also high in Vitamin D. Fruits that are high in vitamin D include apples. Mushrooms, eggs, and fortified soy products (soy milk and tofu) are also high in Vitamin D. If fish and tofu just don't do it for you, then sausages, ham, and salami are some other food options available to you that are rich in Vitamin D.