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Impact of Nutrition to Lower Back Pain, Nutrition and well balanced diet is essential in preventing lower back pain...(more)

Benefits of Herbal medicine for lower back pain Herbal medicine for lower back pain relief is primarily used as relaxant and as pain reliever.. ..(more)

lower back pain Supplements to help Back Pain Supplements improve overall strength and health improving back pain relief.

Homeopathy Treatment for Back Pain Homeopathic medicines tha can give lower back pain relief.

Chiropractor Theraphy for Back Pain By manipulating the spine, chiropractor theraphy may bring lower back pain relief.

Impact of Nutrition to Lower Back Pain

Nutrition and well balanced diet is essential in preventing lower back pain. Eat a well balanced diet rich in vitamin C, B-complex, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and Bromelain. Good sources for these are, fresh fruits and juices, sunflower seeds, peanuts, wheat bran, beef liver, pork, seafood, egg-yolk, beans, green leafy vegetables, legumes, whole grains, yogurt, mushrooms, royal jelly, saltwater fish, torula yeast, whole rye flour, and whole wheat.

Supplements to help Lower Back Pain

The following vitamins and minerals are found to be beneficial to strengthen the body and improve lower back pain relief
  • B-complex Vitamin.
    • B1 (50 to 100 mg),
    • B2 (50 mg), B3 (25 mg),
    • B5 (100 mg),
    • B6 (50 to 100 mg),
    • B12 (100 to 1,000 mcg),
    • folate (400 mcg per day)
  • Vitamin E (400 IU per day),
  • vitamin C (250 to 500 mg twice daily)
  • Calcium (1,500 to 2,000 mg) and
  • magnesium (700 to 1,000 mg) to regulate muscle contraction and ease spasm
  • Bromelain: (250 to 500 mg three times per day on an empty stomach) anti-inflammatory, works especially well with turmeric


Herbal Medicine for Back Pain

Herbal medicine for lower back pain relief is primarily used as relaxant and as pain reliever. Herbs may be used as dried extracts (capsules, powders, teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts).

  • Herbal Relaxants:
    • Black haw (Viburnum prunifolium);
    • Petasites (Petasites hybridus), acute muscle spasm, not for long-term use;
    • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), antispasmodic, especially with sleeplessness;
    • Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa), antispasmodic, especially with joint pains and long-term stress;
    • Turmeric anti-inflammatory, especially with digestive problems;
    • Jamaica dogwood (Piscidia piscipula), relaxant
  • Herbal pain relief:
    • White willow bark (Salix alba), anti-inflammatory and analgesic;
    • Devil's claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), analgesic, anti-inflammatory;
    • St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum), anti-inflammatory

Herbal teas should be made with 1 tsp. herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered for 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Mix three to six of the following (one cup tea or 30 to 60 drops of tincture three to six times per day).


Homeopathy Treatment for Back Pain relief

Some of the most common remedies that may give lower back pain relief are listed below.

  • Colocynths for relief on weakness and cramping in the back
  • Gnaphalium for relief on sciatica that alternates with numbness
  • Lycopodium for relief with burning pain, especially with gas or bloating
  • Rhus toxicodendron for relief against stiffness and pain in the small of the back
  • Aesculus for relief against dull pain with muscle weakness
  • Arnica montana used for relief of pain as a result of trauma


Chiropractic Theraphy for Back Pain

Chiropractic theraphy is an effective treatment for lower back pain. Chiropractic is even a commended treatment for lower back pain by the Federal Agency for Health Care Policy and Research panel in their 1994 report entitled Guidelines for Acute Lower-Back Pain. Chiropractic works by manipulating the spine to relieve pain and to restore its physical functionality. Consult your local chiropractor for a therapy suited for you.

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