Have you recently had some back pain?
Here are some home remedies to ease the pain on your back.
1. Get a massage
Massage therapy is a credible treatment for many types of back pain. According to Spine-Health, research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits such as increasing blood flow and circulation, reduce tension in the muscles and on top of all of that, it makes you feel good.
2. Exercise and stretch
Okay, not a lot of people look up to this, especially when your back is hurting so much. You don’t want it getting worse. But then again, exercise keeps your muscles healthy and prevents spasms. Stay active and get flexible; that way, you get healed quicker.
3. Use hot or ice packs
Put ice in a towel and hold against the areas that hurt, don’t leave for more than 15-20mins. For heat, take a warm shower or soak a towel in warm water and press on sore areas. You can try an electric heat pad, but don’t leave it on your body for more than 15mins.
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4. Do yoga or anything that eases your mind
The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen back pain. Take some Yoga classes and relax your mind. Read a book, listen to soothing music, as long as the activity makes you feel light-headed and relaxed. Do what works for you.
5. Eat healthy meal
When you continuously eat well, your general health will improve, and you will likely feel more energetic. So, maintain a healthy weight in your diet, as it can offload pressure from your spine, improve your posture, and prevent you from experiencing back pain.
6. Just sleep
No, don’t sit in front of the TV for most of the night when you know you’d be up rushing off to work or school the next morning. Sleep!
NOTE: If the pain on your back persists for more than 2 weeks, you should go see your doctor.
Is your back hurting right now? What technique are you going to use to get rid of it? You can share with us.