Back pain is something that I have suffered from for a long time due to my major medical issues as well as arthritis. While your first reaction when dealing with back pain may be to take a ton of muscle relaxers and other forms of pain medication I would like to share with you some home remedies that you can use to treat back pain. These natural cures for back pain will allow you to help alleviate your back pain without relying on heavy pain medications.
Drinking Green Tea
Green tea is known for its many health benefits that I have noticed a huge difference in the amount of pain that I feel after regularly drinking it. Green tea contains many antioxidants, but it also helps to regulate blood flow which in turn helps to warm and relax your muscles. This helps to prevent back pain because it prevents your muscles from tightening and as a result causing them to be strained or pulled during exercise or work. You should drink at least one cup every three days, but for best results I suggest you drink one every day right when you wake up.
Stretch your back with resistance bands
I just started doing this a little bit ago to help loosen the muscles in my legs and I began to notice that the tightness in my back was greatly reduced. You can use regular weights, but stressing your back with resistance bands helps to alleviate the strain that weights will put on your muscles and your joints. The resistance bands also allow for you to control exactly how much pull is necessary to complete exercise. The best exercise to do is a triceps pull because it allows for all the muscles in your back and shoulders to be worked at the same time.
Strengthen your abdomen
When people think of back strength they don’t typically think of the abdomen as playing a key part in preventing back injury and pain. Your abdomen plays a key part in helping to strengthen your core which also intern is what helps support your upper and lower back. If your abdomen is weak then all the extra way and strain will be converted from your abdomen onto your back. Strengthening your abdomen will help to strengthen your core which will in turn help to support your back and aid in the transfer of weight.
Ride a bike
Riding a bike is a great way to strength in your legs and your knees which will in turn help to support your body. Often times when you don’t have enough strength in your legs your back ends up being affected by poor posture or from taking the extra weight that is present when lifting or carrying. Many people make the mistake of lifting with their back, but you are actually supposed to use your legs and your knees to left allowing for your lower body to carry most of the weight.