Whether you have made a wrong hip turn, bent way too much or you’re finally in your senior years, dealing with a backache is no easy feat!
Sure, there are a lot of pain killers out there and you can always call your masseuse to schedule an appointment. However, these methods can have negative impacts on your body in the long run.
Not only are pain killers made of chemicals but they also have bad side effects including mood changes and even drug dependence.
Getting a massage is relatively safe provided that the masseuse is professionally trained. Otherwise, you might end up with muscle and even bone damages!
It is therefore a safer option to stick to non-invasive and natural ways to help alleviate the pain brought about by backaches. You can apply a cold and then a hot compress on your back to help you feel better.
A cold compress is ideal for back strains right after they have occurred as they help reduce inflammation and pain. All you need are ice cubes, a plastic container and towel or cloth to wrap around the plastic container.
After 2 days or so, you can start applying a hot compress to help sooth your back and increase blood flow.To make a hot compress, simply soak a towel or cloth with warm water and apply it to your back.
Drinking teas can also help relieve backache.Some of the most common pain-relieving teas are ginger and chamomile.
Making ginger tea is very simple. Simply grate or pound fresh ginger and boil it with hot water. you can add brown sugar or honey if you like . For chamomile tea, use chamomile flowers and boiling water or simply purchase them from the supermarket.
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