7. Epsom Salt
A low magnesium level in the body can increase your risk of muscle spasms. So, if the cause of your back spasm might be low magnesium, try an Epsom salt soak.
The magnesium in Epsom salt promotes muscle relaxation and healing. But you must only use Epsom salt after the first 48 hours of developing the muscle spasm.
- Fill your bathtub with warm water.
- Add 1 to 2 cups of Epsom salt and stir it thoroughly.
- Soak in this bath for 20 minutes.
- Usually, taking this bath once will reduce the pain. But, if needed, you can repeat this remedy the next day.
Caution: An Epsom salt bath is not recommended for people who have heart problems, high blood pressure or diabetes.
Chamomile is an ancient medicinal herb that can reduce the discomforts associated with muscle spasms in the back.
It is rich in flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory properties and help reduce the pain. Plus, it has a calming and relaxing effect on the body that facilitates faster healing of the muscle tissues.
- Mix a few drops of chamomile oil in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Use it to massage the affected area 2 or 3 times a day.
- Also, drink chamomile tea 2 or 3 times a day to help relax sore muscles. To make the tea, steep a chamomile tea bag in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Drink the tea while it is still warm.