Last Modified on Feb 09, 2015
You are in pain, and you have already tried all of your “old standbys.” Ibuprofen isn’t working and you don’t really want to take stronger medication, but you want relief from this ever-present pain in your back. Fortunately, you can use natural treatment options to help support your back pain, no matter the cause. Natural remedies, such as coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper help relieve pain and treat issues related to your back. Likewise, you may want to try therapeutic treatments like yoga or even acupuncture.
Can You Define “Back Pain”?
From a minor twinge in your lower back to a radiating pain that permeates your entire backside, back pain varies but is relatively common. This issue is one of the most common complaints and s actually considered one of the most common reasons that people go to the doctor and even call off work.
Depending on the cause of your back pain, you may experience different symptoms; however, if it is situated in your back, then you can considered it as such. Common symptoms of the condition include muscle ache, shooting or stabbing pain, pain that radiates into your leg, decreased flexibility and/or range of motion in your back, and an inability to stand up straight.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Back Issues?
While back pain often develops without a specific cause, you and your doctor can typically identify the cause following a review of your recent activities as well as testing or imaging. Determining the cause of your pain helps with treatment and may include issues with muscle or ligament strains, a bulging or ruptured disk, arthritis, skeletal irregularities, or even osteoporosis.
What Are Conventional Treatments for Back Pain?
While most back pain gets better within a few weeks of home treatment, if your pain persists you should seek medical attention to prevent further damage to your back. In any case, common treatments for back pain include rest and pain relievers such as acetaminophen. If your condition is more progressive, you may require additional treatment such as narcotics such as codeine, regular injections such as cortisone, or even surgery.
Can I Treat the Condition Naturally?
Natural treatment options can help relieve your pain and prevent the need for more aggressive treatment options. Common natural treatments include coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Yoga and acupuncture are also effective treatment options.
1. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a balanced fat that contains lauric acid. This acid has a variety of effective treatment benefits, one of which is relieving pain. Massaged into your back at the pain site can help relieve back pain almost instantly.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar possesses a variety of treatment properties. As the liquid helps to alkalize your body, it reduces excess acid in the body and can actually treat back pain and inflammation naturally. You should take a 1-2 tablespoons daily to get the best benefit.
3. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper contains a high concentration of capsaicin. This compound is a natural pain reliever and is an active ingredient in many muscle pain creams and treatments. A teaspoon of cayenne diluted in water is one of the most effective treatments for back pain.
Yoga helps realign the body and strengthen the core. These two combined actions help relieve back pain and prevent further back issues.
Acupuncture is one of the best remedies for pervasive back pains. It targets specific pain centers and works to relieve pain from those areas and the surrounding locations.
No matter the cause of your pain, one of these treatment options should work for you. Give one of our treatment options a try or add one of your suggestions to our extensive list of remedies contributed by our readers since 1999!
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Popular Reader Recipes and Suggestions
Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 teaspoons* Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda (optional, improves taste)
- 8 oz. Water
* Some readers report excellent results using 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
- Rub a quarter-sized amount of coconut oil on area of pain
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Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Back Pain
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 oz
Mix 1 tsp - 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water. Optionally, add a natural sweetener. Take the ACV tonic twice-daily. This can rebalance your mineral supply and revitalize the body as a whole.
Approval Ratings YEA (5) 83% NAY (1) 17% Posted by Sybille (Billings, Montana) on 11/25/2014
Hello! I am just wondering if a daily intake of 2 tablespoons of ACV with 8 oz. water twice a day can help prevent back pain, diarrhea, migraine, high blood pressure, and blood sugar? As preventive rather than curative?
Posted by Mimmer (London, England) on 06/04/2007
[YEA] Hi all, I was chatting with a lady at work who suggested Blackstrap Molasses (BSM) and Apple Cider Vinegar. For a year I have suffered with constipation, bad back and general tighness of muscles in the neck area. For 20 yrs I have had trouble with fibroids (had surgery but too multiple to remove all). On 26-5-07, I bought BSM and ACV. I took it right away, doses-2 large spoons of BSM in warm water, followed by 3 tablespoons of ACV in warm water. I done this morning b4 breakfast and last thing at night. The second day on it I had a very easy bowel movement and have done everyday since. My constipation is now a thing of the past. My back (which I had to get medication from the doctors for-didnt help) was cured during the week, along with the muscle ache. I sleep deeper and dont seem to eat as much. I totally know that this 'tonic' as I like to call it will clear my fibriods eventually. I also want to see after 3months how i do as I want to give it to my Auntie for her Arthritis. I thank you all for posting your experiences as this has given me constant strength and encouragement. I look forward to this journey and please if you are having or have had VICTORY over fibriods with 'The Tonic' then please post so I can read it. I am a big beliver in foods for healing and this sure is a testament to God's produce. SmilesReplied by Joyce
Boiling Springs, Sc