Back pain is one of the most common health problems. According to statistics, 80% of Russians suffer from osteochondrosis. Many people only relieve pain with aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory drugs. Their use is effective, but if taken frequently, it can lead to a stomach ulcer. It is best to treat osteochondrosis using natural methods such as diet, exercise.
Causes of Osteochondrosis
Lumbar pain can be caused by many causes, including inadequate biomechanics, degenerative changes in the spine, damage after falls or improper lifting, a heavy load and some diseases.
Whether you are prone to chronic back pain, or pain occurs intermittently, in any case, lifestyle changes can help you strengthen your back, prevent back damage and eliminate back pain forever.
Natural ways to get rid of pain
1. Proper nutrition
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, sweet and fatty. Healthy foods are fruits and vegetables and fish oil that help your body recover.
2. Adequate amount of fluid
Water helps to reduce the compression that occurs between the discs of the spine (this reduction most often occurs with age and leads to pain). Caffeine can cause dehydration and should be replaced with water. The minimum water intake is 8 glasses per day, if you play sports, then more.
3. Aminoglucan and chondroitin
These supplements help repair connective tissue and are often prescribed by naturopathic experts to treat back pain.
4. Natural painkillers
Unlike medicines, natural painkillers will not have a harmful effect on the stomach. It is recommended martinia, which, together with the drug “Viox” can relieve pain, and turmeric, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Willow bark is an active ingredient comparable to aspirin, but more gentle to the stomach and equally effective in reducing pain. Bromelain (pineapple extract) and Boswellia provide anti-inflammatory effect and pain relief.
5. Ginger tea
6. Vitamins of group B
Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and B12 relax muscles and reduce neuropathic pain.
7. Fish oil
Fish oil is very useful for the back, because fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and, consequently, osteochondrosis pain. It is recommended to eat cold-water fish.
Chiropractic includes not only manual therapy, but also sports, resistance training, stress management, nutrition and stretching. Alignment of the spine is only part of the whole process aimed at treating pain. It is also important to strengthen your muscles and relaxation, mental and physical.
To relieve back pain, make yourself a massage oil from ingredients such as: 1) the original (base) oil: sunflower, olive and 2) healing essential oils such as mint, rosemary and lavender.
10. Sleep without a pillow
The position of the neck during sleep on a high pillow, especially on the stomach, is considered extremely unnatural and leads to pinching of the nerve endings with the vertebral discs. Try to sleep only on your back and without a pillow – after a week the pain in your neck and back will bother you much less. It is also useful to wear a Shanz collar for an hour an day to relieve tension from the neck.
11. Alternative treatments
There are many alternative treatments that can reduce back pain. Massage, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy and yoga can ease muscle tension, improve blood circulation, promote the production of endorphins and help the body recover.
Talk with your healthcare provider about back pains that bother you. If you feel good and nothing bothers you, then be sure to lift weights correctly, follow a healthy lifestyle and prefer natural treatments for long-term pain relief.