Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Back Pain Relief Made Simple

Medicated back pain relief has its side effects. Sure it still has a role, but if you want to know some simple and quick natural ways to relieve back pain, then read on. Easing back pain can be achieved at home, saving you time and money.

Hopefully you also understand the pain relief is only ever a symptomatic fix. You still need to address the causes of your back pain; otherwise you will need to use these techniques again and again. The problem with that is eventually they won't help you.


The truth is this; the longer you have your back pain the harder it is to remove it. If you only ever deal with the symptoms, the underlying causes will slowly but surely get worse. This means in time your muscles and joints will deteriorate and then you are left with very few options to help.

Surgery and long term pain are the most common options if you wait too long.

However, if you are like most people, the first step in eliminating your back pain is eliminating the symptoms. The following techniques will help you to achieve this. Then as your back pain eases, start looking at the causes and removing those also.

Use Ice First

One of the easiest and quickest ways to ease back pain is to use ice in the first 48 hours. Ice will act as a pain reliever and help to reduce inflammation. Place ice on the area for 10 minutes and then rest for 10 minutes. Repeat this 3 times and do this often during the day in those first 48 hours.

Ease Muscle Tension

The next method is the obvious one. You need to stretch. Stretching will help to ease muscle tension which is one of the more common causes of pain. Stretching should be gentle in those first days as overdoing it can actually aggravate your backache.

If your back pain is severe, then use the ice in those first 48 hours and then after that start stretching. In lesser cases, stretching can be used almost immediately.

Garlic Oil

Finally, the last technique was shown to me by another practitioner. Garlic oil will actually help to reduce the inflammation and pain of backache. All you need to do is grab some garlic, take about 10 small garlic pieces and then slowly fry them in little oil. You can use sesame oil, coconut oil or mustard oil. You must fry till the garlic cloves turn a light brown color. Let the garlic cool completely then rub it into your backache area. Having someone massage it into your back may be easiest at times.

These 3 methods will help to relieve back pain. Back pain relief is the first step in eliminating your back pain. You should still remove the causes of your back pain, otherwise it will return. Use these techniques above as part of an overall goal to remove your back pain completely.

Dr Graeme Teague is a back pain expert of almost 20 years experience. With his free eBook, he has helped thousands of sufferers relieve back pain quickly. Head over to his site to read more.

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