There are a wide variety of natural remedies to soothe your back, which can help reduce the intake of medications or provide an added benefit to your existing medical treatment.
Take a look at these natural pain-relieving strategies and find out what works best for you:
Read on to learn more about effective pain-relieving strategies for chronic back pain from natural methods.
1. Enjoy an anti-inflammatory drink every day – When you consume anti-inflammatory foods regularly, several antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and even anti-cancer agents can build up in your blood. Over a period of time, these potent agents can play a significant role in reducing and/or eliminating inflammatory reactions in the body. Consuming these healthy drinks on a regular basis may help reduce your back pain.
2. Turmeric milk – Turmeric, an Asian spice, contains antioxidant, anti-arthritic, and anti-inflammatory properties.
An easy method to consume turmeric is to mix a small quantity (1/2 teaspoon) of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk. You can add honey or stevia to the milk if you prefer a sweet taste. Consume this drink, preferably just before bedtime to allow the anti-inflammatory process to work while you sleep. Consuming dairy products may increase inflammation in some people.
Try drinking a glass of cherry juice on a daily basis and see if it has positive effects in relieving your back pain.
Ginger-green tea – You can also try infused-herbal drinks, such as ginger-green tea, which contains the pain-relieving benefits of both green tea and ginger.
Ginger-green tea bags can be purchased from grocery stores and you can easily enjoy a cup either at work or at home. Over a period of time, these anti-inflammatory agents can build up in your bloodstream, so including these drinks in your daily diet will help reduce overall inflammation and prevent new inflammatory pain.
3. Fall asleep faster and sleep longer – When you have a restful night’s sleep, your back will feel less sore during the day. A night of restorative sleep can have healing benefits and make you feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and less stressed.
Try these natural sleep aids, one at a time, to see which one works best for you:
Vitamins C and B6.
The natural steroids in your body control your metabolism and promote good sleep. Supplements of vitamins B6 is known to help the body produce and regulate natural steroid hormones.
Melatonin. Your natural sleep hormone, melatonin can be taken as a supplement to improve your sleep cycle.
L-theanine. An amino acid found in tea leaves, L-theanine may help some people feel relaxed and get better sleep.