Are you one of the people who use the medicines for minimal back pain? Take a look at the findings of a recent study from the University of Sydney (Australia). There are currently no simple pain relievers that provide “real” relief for back pain, meaning that even a placebo could have the same effect.
How to cure back pain fast at home?
Plants can be your allies to treat back pain. They have far fewer side effects than drugs and are less toxic. Despite this, you should consult with the specialist before taking any of them:
To take, the alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is ideal against contractures. The Boswellia tree (for its Boswellia acids) and the ginger rhizome have anti-inflammatory properties. The root of the devil’s claw and mint Piperita is analgesic.
To apply, massages with arnica- based preparations (which is anti-inflammatory) alleviate pain.
STRETCH YOUR VERTEBRAE WELL
Recent research from the Boston Medical Center (USA) showed that a therapy based on stretching helps to reverse pain without drugs. And it is that making the spine more flexible (and the muscles surrounding it) has an “analgesic” effect.
Stretch on the floor: Put one hand on each knee and bring your legs toward your abdomen. Feel the stretch in your lower back and slowly roll from side to side.
- Stretch forward.
- Put your right hand over the other, lean your body to the right, and swing.
- Change sides and repeat.
Drop your body forward (without bouncing). Feel the vertebrae separate. Hold on for a minute. You don’t have to touch the ground. If you suffer from low back pain, consult your doctor.
When the belly “weighs,” the spine deviates slightly backward to correct the body’s balance (so that it does not lean forward). This is how your “tummy” affects you.
This excess curvature of the back means that for each kilo of extra weight, a pressure of 4 kg more is exerted on each of the lumbar vertebrae, those in the lower area.
Reverse the problem
If you remove that “fat belt” and keep the muscles around the vertebrae strong, you will remove tension, regain stability, and ward off pain.
Abdominal exercises can be harmful, but hypopressives (if there is no hypertension) are effective and safe.
Lie down with your legs bent and your feet on the floor. Take a breath, noticing how your ribs open, and tuck your belly button inward. Empty the air and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times. The way you sit or walk can be the cause of back pain.
If you wrote down on paper when your back hurts the most and how you are that day, you would likely reach this conclusion: the more nerves you accumulate, the more it hurts.
Why does it affect you so much?
Faced with a stressful situation, your body understands that it has to be prepared to “react” and secretes a large amount of adrenaline to allow this response.
Blood vessels narrow, blood flow is reduced, and muscles contract to allow for a “getaway” in time. Stress tightens the muscles and magnifies the sensation of pain.
The problem is that if you always live with stress, the production of this hormone is constant and the muscles remain tense for too many hours. That is why back pain appears, low back pain.
In addition, the nerves are activated when you live with stress, which makes you perceive any discomfort more intensely.
How to unfasten the “knots”
Many people report having “knots” when stressed. In effect, these are small muscle contractures caused by tension. Some gestures help to “undo” them:
Thumb technique. If you feel that your muscles are somewhat contracted, press with the tip of your thumb on the painful point. Hold the pressure for a minute until you feel the knot “unravel.” Repeat if necessary.
The trick of the ball. If you do not reach the point of pain or the “knot” persists: lie down, place a small tennis ball in the painful area and roll it lightly with your body.
Pressing on the contracted area can give relief
Breathe … on 4-7-8! A doctor from the University Of Arizona (USA) proposes to get rid of back pain caused by stress like this:
- Lie down.
- Take a breath through your mouth in 4 seconds.
- Hold breathing for 7 seconds and release it in 8.
- Repeat several times.