There is perhaps nothing more devastating than lower back pain. There are different ways that you can acquire lower back pain, i.e. lifting something improperly; a bad night's sleep on an uncomfortable mattress; a sports injury, standing for long period of time in an uncomfortable position, sitting in an uncomfortable chair, and so many more reasons. The reasons mentioned here are only a few and are the most common. If your back pain is persistent but not serious and does not require a doctor, then you can alleviate such back pain with home remedies.
You can get back pain relief with over the counter pain products, exercise, comfortable chairs, good nutritious diet, herbs. However, in the use of herbs the user is advised to do so with caution, especially if the user is on medication. Your medical professional is the best person with which to discuss the use of herbs, as that medical professional knows what medication you are taking and will know what is not compatible with that medication.
In order to get you started on an exercise regimen we offer two exercises that you can do to help rid you of lower back pain.
* Lie on the floor and place a neck roll or a rolled towel under your neck. Place your legs on the couch or a chair. You should look as if you are sitting but in a lying position. This should alleviate your back pain.
* Lie on the floor and bring your knees up to your chest and with your hands around your legs move from side-to-side for a minute or two and then rest. Move again for a minute or two and rest. Continue to do this for about fifteen minutes.
Here are a few therapies we would like to recommend to help rid you of your lower back pain: take slow deep breaths and that will rid you of some of your lower back pain; if you have access to a swimming pool then swim to alleviate that lower back pain; it is suggested that drinking two large glasses of water when the pain starts will help rid of that pain; and plenty of good comfortable bed rest on a firm mattress wil also help. Sitting for period of time at your computer while you work will also contribute to back pain and using an ergonomic chair will help you keep that back pain in check.
Burdock, slippery elm, devils claw and white willow bark are some of the herbs that are recommended to relieve back pain. These herbs have properties that are recommended for pain management, to relieve inflammation and to relieve pain. As we mentioned before, herbs should not be used by anyone that is not familiar with any reaction that they may have to a particular herb and particularly if that person is on medication prescribed by a medical professional.