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What is Back Pain ?

Home Remedies for Back-PainBack pain (also known as dorsalgia) is pain felt in the back that usually originates from the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain may have a sudden onset or can be a chronic pain; it can be constant or intermittent, stay in one place or radiate to other areas. It may be a dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arm and hand, in the upper back, or in the low back, (and might radiate into the leg or foot), and may include symptoms other than pain, such as weakness, numbness or tingling. Back Pain is one of humanity's most frequent complaints. In the U.S., acute low back pain (also called lumbago) is the fifth most common reason for physician visits. About nine out of ten adults experience back pain at some point in their life, and five out of ten working adults have back pain every year.

Back Pain Causes

  1. Arthritis in spine is a common cause of back pain, especially in adults. The pain may be felt anywhere in the back and gets worse while walking and at night
  2. Obese people experience back pain frequently. The pain is felt in the neck and lower back. Weight loss can help in reducing this type of back pain.
  3. The position and surface on which one sleeps may cause back pain, such as hard surfaces and mattresses. The soft surface tends to put strain on the spine. Some positional changes can reduce this type of back pain.
  4. Back pain can be caused by sitting in an improper position for a prolonged period of time. Maintaining a good and straight posture, using ergonomically designed chairs, taking break for few minutes every hour and stretching helps to cure such back pain.
  5. Injury to the back may happen from an accident or a torn rotator calf in the shoulder. During accidents the body receives large amount of energy or shock within a small period that damages the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Back Pain Symptoms

  1. Pain across the middle and lower back that sometimes spreads into the hips, buttocks, back of the thighs and groin
  2. Muscle spasm surrounding the spine
  3. Limited movement of the spine when leaning back and bending forward
  4. Back may tilt to one’s side and cause a change in posture
  5. Pain sometimes occurs with a tingling sensation or numbness in the back, buttocks or leg.

Back Pain Prevention

  1. Improve your sitting posture.
  2. Regular back and abdominal exercises can keep your back in excellent physical condition
  3. Sleep on your side (in an “S” shape) or place pillows between your knees to provide comfort to your back
  4. If you lift heavy objects, bend at the hips and knees, and keep your back straight
  5. Wear flat shoes with a good arch support if you stand for long periods of time
  6. Take regular breaks and move around rather than sit or stand in one position for several hours
  7. Sit on an ergonomic chair when working on a computer or make sure that your chair supports the small of your back
  8. Reduce the weight of your handbag, as a heavy load creates stress on your spine
  9. Avoid wearing high heeled shoes, as they can lead to back pain.

Back Pain Home Remedies

  1. Garlic: Two or three cloves of Garlic should be taken every morning.
  2. Garlic oil: Oil prepared form garlic and rubbed on the back will give a beneficial result in backache.
  3. Heat and ice: Alternate Heat/Ice application is a simple and effective option for finding back pain relief at home.
  4. Nutrition: Nutritional supplements, herbs, and vitamins are all important parts of an alternative back pain relief program.
  5. Mint: Massage your back with mint oil gently. It is proved to be the best home made remedy to fight back pain.
  6. Chebulic Myroblan: The easy and helpful remedy for back pain is to take a piece of chebulic myroblan after taking every meal.
  7. Vitamin C : Vitamin C rich foods are good in relieving pain of backache. Orange, grapes and pineapple etc are fruits which are rich in vitamin C and it is a cure for back pain.
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