Back Pain Natural Cures
Backache, also known as dorsalgia, is an ache that for most people originates
from the muscles, nerves, joints, bones or other structures in the spine.
Muscle strains are the most common form of back pain. Most forms of back
pain are not serious. However, bowel or bladder incontinence or progressive
weakness within the legs, back pain that occurs after a trauma, such as a fall
or car accident, or back pain in individuals with spinal fragility (osteoporosis or
multiple myeloma) may be life threatening.

Rest Frequently to Relieve Back Pain- Soon after the intense, growing back
pain is triggered, stay off of it as much as possible. Rest will not only save you
pain, but it will also greatly aid the natural healing process of your pain.

Don't Rest Too Long- Resisting much of any activity for more than 2 or 3 days
after the intense pain's first occurrence may start to be of a disadvantage, in
that your back will take more time to rehabilitate from your excess rest,
possibly delaying the regular use of your back and maintaining soreness
because of back inactivity.

The Ice Cure- Your back pain may be intensified from the swelling or strain of
your back muscles. Applying ice to the painful areas can reduce the swelling
and reduce the pain.

An ice massage has also proven to be very beneficial. Put an ice pack atop the
painful area and massage it. Not only do you reduce flare-up and swelling, but
you ease the local muscles.

Heating the Back Pain Away- After the first couple days, heating the affected
areas is commonly advised. If you have a heating pad, apply that to the affected
area. Otherwise, wet a towel in very warm water and wrap it around your body
in a way that it covers the site of pain. Lay down or get into a comfortable
position and hold this position for a few minutes. This will create moist heat,
which will reduce muscle spasms.

Your Sleeping Position- Here's a technique that may be beneficial to easing
pressure that may be put on your painful back while you sleep.

Firstly, laying flat out, chest facing up, on your bed, have a pillow supporting
both your head and upper neck. Now, place a pillow under your knees. By
having your knees bent while asleep, slack is put into the hamstrings,
reducing back pain.

The White Willow Bark Cure- White willow bark is a natural anti-inflammatory
that can come in a capsule form at your local health store. It contains in it
natural salicylate, which is the active ingredient in aspirin. However, those who
suffer from ulcers or heartburn should not use this.
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