Pain in the upper, middle, or lower back afflicts an estimated 30 percent of Americans at some time in their lives. Among the many causes of backache are poor posture, injury, improper lifting, prolonged sitting. improper footwear, stress, and obesity. If you suffer from chronic backache due to spinal cord injury or your symptoms do not lessen within a few days of onset of the pain, seek medical help to determine and eliminate the underlying causes. The remedies here can help alleviate those occasional aches and pains in the back that most of us experience due to minor spinal cord injuries.
Natural anti-inflammatory herbs
Often used for neurological and spinal cord injuries. These are the same herbs that nature has blessed us with to help us cope with arthritis or other bones and joint related diseases. Turmeric has been used since ancient times to cure joint and bone pains. Similarly there are several other herbs and natural remedies that have shown good results for patients suffering from back pain or spinal cord injury
Turmeric milk at sleep time
Turmeric, the yellow spice from India can reduce backache and inflammation. It contains curcumin, can also be bought in capsules. Take half tea spoon with warm milk at night time.
Use Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO)
Add one of the following therapeutic herbs: ginger, garlic, aloe vera, white willow, boswella, cayenne(capsaicin), turmeric, bromelain into a DMSO ointment and rub directly in to the pain area. Can use it for all joint pains including all types of arthritis. Many professional athletes rub DMSO gel directly in to the pain area or injury for pain relief. Excellent for any back pain or spinal cord injury.
Chamomile, Marjoram, and Lavender essential oils have pain—relieving, antispasmodic, sedative, and nervine (nerve tonifying) properties, all of which are beneficial for a backache. Chamomile is also anti-inflammatory. Use one or more of the oils in a bath, added to a carrier oil for massage, and/or on a cold or hot compress applied to the affected area, as needed. Wintergreen, Camphor, and Eucalyptus are warming oils that aid in muscle relaxation. Rub the chosen oil into the sore area, as needed.
As backache is often due to emotional tension, flower essence therapy is best tailored to the individual’s particular emotional blockages. Arnica Alleve flower oil compress can be used for back pain relief. Rub 1—2 tablespoons of Arnica Alleve flower oil on the area and cover with a hot or Cold Compress, depending on the Condition. Do 2-4 applications daily, or as needed.
Eat high fiber, low fat diet. For their anti-inflammatory effects, drink green tea and eat Pineapple, Papaya, ginger, turmeric, and foods rich in omega 3 essential fatty acids. Eat turkey, which is high in pain-relieving tryptophan. You should eat it by itself, not with other foods, to promote uptake of the tryptophan. Eat pineapple and papaya by themselves as well, to get the anti-inflammatory effects of the enzymes these fruits contain.
Use Fresh Ginger to get rid of back pain
Ginger, fresh or from a bottle. Take raw grated fresh ginger and add it to your meals or salad as much as you are comfortable eating, it helps people with Arthritis pain. It has a proven anti-inflammatory ingredient gingerol.
Apply capsaicin cream
As a topical treatment, Capsaicin cream (available in commercial preparations) is a potent pain reliever. Capsaicin is derived from cayenne Pepper. In addition to containing salicylates (aspirin’s active component), it is known to interfere with pain perception and stimulate release of endorphins (pain-relieving substances).
The Following homeopathic remedies are commonly indicated for backache
Hypericum: If there are shooting pains or have injured your coccyx.
Nux vomica: If the Pain is worse with movement, particularly turning over in bed.
Take the appropriate remedy at a potent}v of 6113:) 1 20(x) every 6 to 12 hours for several days. As your symptoms improve, reduce the frequency.
For backache, particularly recommends calcium and magnesium, which can be taken alone or with the other supplements below:
Calcium lactate or calcium citrate: These- Chelated forms of calcium are the most easily absorbed. Take 1000 mg, 3 times daily until back Pain is resolved. Calcium is an antispasmodic.
Magnesium glycinate: This form of magnesium is most easily absorbed and less likely to cause the diarrhea some people get when they take magnesium.Take 1,000 mg 3 times daily until back pain is resolved. Magnesium is another antispasmodic.
Bromelain: 2 Capsules on an empty stomach, 3 times daily until the pain is resolved; an anti-inflammatory enzyme compound found in Pineapple.
DLPA (D,L-phenylalanine): 750 mg 3 times daily before meals for 1-3 weeks; a Pain relieving amino acid.
Tryptophan: 2-4 gms 3 times daily for up to 1 month. This amino acid has been shown to reduce pain, perhaps by raising the pain threshold.