Bye-bye back pain: 5 home remedies for instant relief from back pain
01/9Effective remedies to get rid of back pain
Whether it was caused by a rigorous gym session or prolonged poor posture, we can all agree on one fact that back pain can be ridiculously uncomfortable. It not only interferes with our professional work but can also wreak havoc on our day-to-day life.
02/9It is a common problem
Almost everyone suffers from backache at some point in their lives. Infact, according to NIH (National Institutes of Health), about 80 per cent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes.
03/9Bring your ‘back’ on track
The good news is that there are quite a few methods which can help in relieving the pain and get your ‘back’, back on track. Whether it is a mild backache or a full-blown sharp pain that leaves you incapacitated, you can try some of the below-mentioned treatments for instant relief.
We understand that it may seem counterproductive to get up and get moving when all you want to do is rest, but trust us on this one. When you go for a walk and do some stretching, it releases endorphins, which reduces the perception of pain.
You can also include touching your toes and the cobra pose to your list of easy exercises.
However, do keep in mind that it is not advised for those with acute back pain.
05/9 The good old massage
A lot of people underestimate the relief that rubbing the aching area brings. You can ask someone to massage your back with some mustard for immediate relief. Getting a massage before your shower can make a lot of difference.
Tip: Make sure to use lukewarm water for bathing.
06/9 Work on your posture
If you have developed severe pain in your lower back because you stay hunched in front of your laptop/desktop all day long, the first thing you need to do is correct your posture. Keep your spine straight and look for a posture that puts the least amount of pressure on your neck.
07/9 Hot and cold packs
Alternating between hot and cold packs may help in reducing the soreness and pain in people with acute back pain. Using cold packs can help in temporarily blocking pain signals and even reduce swelling to a certain extent. After two days, you can switch to a towel dipped in warm water to get rid of the pain.
08/9 Eucalyptus oil
In a bucket full of lukewarm water, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Taking a bath with this water will not only ease your backache but will also calm your nerves.
09/9 The bottom line
While there are several factors that may contribute to a throbbing back pain, it usually boils down to incorrect posture and slouching in front of desktop and television. Apart from maintaining proper nutrition and diet, it is important to make sure to avoid prolonged sitting and keeping your weight balanced on your feet while standing.
Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. Please consult your trusted medical professional for further information.