Pain Relief [rate]

Back pain has become a big issue to most people around the globe. Statistics show that 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain due to different causes. It is one of the reasons why some people miss to go for work. It often happens when something is amiss especially with the delicate column of ligaments, joints and bones. However, other conditions such as hairline spine fractures, arthritis, kidney infection and strains are the common causes of chronic back pain. Other simple activities like sport injuries, bending, and accidents and among others may cause acute or even chronic back pain. There are other health-issues that also cause back pain such as;

  • Poor physical conditioning which is directly related to inactivity
  • Psychological or emotional stress
  • Osteoporosis or bone loss due to weakening of bone density or mass
  • Overweight and obesity

Treatment for back pain involves incorporation of several medications, exercises and other practices. Lower back pain can be treated without having to undergo any surgical process. It may involve using over-the-counter prescriptions such as pain relievers to minimize discomfort and anti-inflammatory drugs to relief inflammation. There are many safe and effective herbs which can be used as alternative to prescriptions and over-the counter pain relievers. Some of the main recommended herbs include the following;

 

· Boswellia. It is also known as boswellin. It has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that help in relieving back pain. The extracts acts by blocking the formation of leukotrienes that causes inflammation in the body.

Boswellia

· Devil’s claw. An herb known to be a Southern African herb which has be proven scientifically to be effective in treating back pain as well as use for managing arthritis. The herb is very effective and safe if taken at a therapeutic dose over a short period of time. Pregnant women and people with gallstones, stomach and intestinal ulcers should not use it. The dried roots of the devil’s claw plant inhibit inflammatory enzymes and stops pain especially in the lower back. It also helps in reducing deterioration of the joints that are commonly seen in those with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid.

 

· Bromelain. This is found mainly in pineapples and it is a protein-digesting enzyme. A natural anti-inflammatory herb commonly used in supplement form. Eating fresh pineapples also helps a lot but ensure that you go for pineapple’s core because that is the place where bromelain is found.

· Willow bark. This is a pain relieving herb that contains essential and active ingredient called salicin. It is converted in the body into salicylic acid that acts as a natural medicine for inflammation and pain in the back.

Willow's Bark

Back pain is common to millions of people and there are several remedies to it. Practices such as exercises, yoga, massage, k-laser therapy, structural decompression and among other methods are effective for relieving back pain. Fortunately, botanical extracts are also available that helps in relieving pain and reducing damaging inflammation. The combination of herbs such as Devil’s Claw, Boswellia, Willow Bark, and Bromelain provide efficient and effective treatment. They are good in stopping pain and inflammation, strengthening lower back structure, rebuilding cartilage and are perfect for short and long term use.

 

References

http://www.terrytalksnutrition.com/

http://www.mercola.com/

http://www.everydayhealth.com/