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Friday, November 4, 2016

5 Best Home remedies to Treat Lower Back Pain

Nowadays a major concern for most of us is back pain.  Although, it is expected to be prevalent more in the old age, due to the ailing lifestyle it has become a major constraint for most of us irrespective of the age group. Of the different kinds of back pain, lower back pain is the most common caused due to underlying muscular or skeletal problem.

5 Best Home remedies to Treat Lower Back Pain
The most common of these are Sprains, Strains, Herniated discs, Spondolysis. In fact waking up from bed for most people suffering from lower back pain is so painful that they find it easier to stay on the bed rather than getting up. However, it is not suggested to as it frozen our muscles due to inactivity.
Here are some of the most effective home remedies for lower back pain…….


It is one of the widely used home remedies for lower back pain. Ginger has potent anti-inflammatory properties which make it an effective remedy for lower back pain. For this, ginger is crushed and the juice is extracted it is mixed with olive oil and massaged on the lower back. It is left for overnight and in the morning washed with Luke warm water.


 A cold compress is another effective way for lower back pain. It ranges from dipping a cloth in cold water to commercially available ice packs or pad which is made cold by freezing. However, if you use ice packs make sure to wrap it in a towel as a direct application on the skin can lead to frostbite. Some health experts recommend alternate hot and cold treatments for lower back pain. Several studies have shown that a hot compress is more effective than a cold compress. However, in the case of swelling, it is ideal to start with a cold compress. The mechanism is quite simple.The application of cold press constricts blood vessels limits blood flow and so the swelling gets reduced.

Warm compress

If there is no swelling, it is recommended to apply the warm compress to the affected area for 20 minutes, 2-3 times a day. It is done basically by dipping the cloth in hot water, squeezed and applied immediately to the Sore area. The mechanism is the exact opposite to cold compress. Here it dilates blood vessels stimulate blood flow thereby repair the muscles. Although hot and cold compress is helpful, it is recommended to stop using them if the discomfort disappears.



Garlic is also considered as an effective home remedy for lower back pain. It has strong anti-inflammatory properties that reduce pain and swelling. For this garlic paste has to be applied to the lower back and allowed to remain for 30-45 minutes.After it is washed with warm water. Alternative coconut oil is taken in a pan boiled, and to this add 10 cloves of garlic. The oil is gently massaged on the Sore area.


TURMERICTurmeric is another alternative. It has very potent anti-inflammatory properties which reduce pain. It is recommended to take turmeric orally by mixing it in hot milk and consumed daily. Traditionally turmeric is used in Asian cuisines due to its flavor and potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Apart from the above-mentioned remedies proper care has to be taken to maintain a good posture.


  1. I think these might be useful for me. Will try one of these methods and let you know.