7. Ice Packs
Cold compresses made with ice are effective in reducing pain and swelling. If ice is not available, you can also use a bag of frozen vegetables.
- Put a bowl of crushed ice in a plastic bag and wrap it in a towel. Put the compress on the affected area for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Do this repeatedly, waiting half an hour between each application.
You can also apply hot compresses to reduce backache.
8. Epsom Salt
Epsom salt can ease pain and relieve inflammation.
- Mix Epsom salt with hot water to make a thick paste. Soak a towel in it and ring out any excess liquid from the towel. Put it on your back near and around the aching area. The heat from the towel will also reduce anyswelling.
- You can also add two cups of Epsom salt to your bathwater and soak your body in it for half an hour.
9. Chamomile Tea
A hot cup of chamomile tea will help relax tense muscle tissues that can be the cause or a related symptom of a backache. You can buy pre-packaged chamomile tea or make your own.
- Add one tablespoon of chamomile flowers to one cup of boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes.
- Drink one to three cups daily.
Milk is a rich source of calcium that your body needs for strong bones and healthy muscles. Ensuring that your body gets an adequate amount of calcium can help alleviate and prevent backaches.
- Drink milk regularly. You can add some honey to sweeten it.
- You can also make a mixture of cuscus grass and sugar in equal amounts and consume it twice daily with a cup of warm milk.
Try these remedies to get immediate relief from a backache. If they are not successful in managing the pain, consult your doctor.