Backache is a common problem. Home remedy for backache begins with simple changes in lifestyle – like a conscious attempt at changing ones sitting posture during day to day errands and indulging in light exercises for treating backache.
The following are common home remedies for Backache:
Take 30 gm of wheat and soak it in water. Leave this overnight. In the morning add 30 gm of khus khus grass in it. Mix and grind them to a fine paste. Also add 30 gm of coriander to it. Put all these ingredients in 250ml of milk and boil them till they are reduced to one third. This works as an analgesic and provides relief from backache and also strengthens the digestive system of the body.
Take fresh lemon juice and mix some common salt it. This mixture should be given twice a day for better results.
Take about 2-3 garlic pods every morning since it provides relief from back ache. Garlic oil also can be massaged to the back for relief from pain. To make garlic oil at home, take ten cloves of garlic and put it in 60 ml of oil. Put this in a frying pan and heat it. They should be fried till they turn brown. Any oil like mustard oil, sesame oil or coconut oil can be taken for this purpose. After the oil is cooled , apply this vigorously on the back and let it remain there for three hours. The patient can , then take a warm water bath. Continue this for about fifteen days.
4. Vitamin C
About 2000 mg of this vitamin should be taken daily to get relief from backache.
Massage the affected area with herbal oils using knuckles and slowly increasing the pressure. This helps relieve the tension in the muscles and relaxes it.
Take a cup of water and boil about 10 basil leaves in it. Boil this decoction till it is reduced to half the quantity. After it cools down add a little salt to this decoction. Drink this mixture daily . If the back ache is severe drink it twice a day.
Add one tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water. Drink this mixture daily as this helps in soothing the backache.
8. Raw potato
Applying raw potato in poultice form is very effective in relieving severe pain in the lower back region.
Boil some water and put in a bottle. The bottle can be put over the affected area to provide temporary relief from the pain.
10. Chebulic myroblan
Chebulic myroblan is a very healthy fruit. Taking one small piece of the fruit every day after meals provides quick relief from back ache.
The diet of person suffering from backache should consist of a salad of raw vegetables like tomato, carrot, cabbage , radish, cucumber , lettuce and at least two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, carrot, spinach and cabbage. The diet should also include lots of fruits except bananas. Fruits and milk for breakfast, steamed vegetables and whole wheat chappatis for lunch , fresh fruit or fresh fruit juice in the evening and a bowl of raw salad and sprouts for dinner is an ideal diet routine for such patients.
The patient should avoid spicy, fried, fatty foods. Curd , sugar and sweetmeats , condiments, coffee, tea also should be avoided. Processed foods have very little nutrients and should also be avoided.
Exercising regularly for at least 30minutes a day will help in keeping the body fit and fine. If the patient is obese , he/she must make sure to shed extra kilos. Avoid direct bending for picking up anything from the ground instead bend the knees and then pick up the object to save the spine from undue pressure.
Sedentary lifestyle should be avoided . If the job requires to sit for long periods of time, stretch the whole body in every 45 to 60 minutes. Don’t sit in one posture for a long time and avoid cushioned seats.
Certain yoga asana are very useful for backaches, they are, bhujangaasana, shalbh asana, hala asana, shavasna and uttanpadasana.