Back Pain

Back pain could be caused by many different conditions like bladder inflammation, kidney inflammation, gallstones, even inflamed stomach. That is why it is important to consult a doctor first.

Majority of back pains are due to herniated or bulging disc or back muscle spasm. In these cases consider the following helpful items:

  • Drink water: Most people usually don’t drink enough water and stay dehydrated. The discs in your spine are mostly made of water. These discs act as cushion and when a person is dehydrated these cushions become thinner and easily bulge out. To start the repair process make sure you drink enough water each day.
  • Magnesium: Take double the dose of recommended magnesium. The deficiency of this mineral is one of the primary reasons of muscle spasm. If you noticed muscle twitches prior to your back pain, there is a good possibility that you are deficient in Magnesium and your back muscles spasm could be the cause of your back pain.
  • Bromelain: This is a very beneficial enzyme and is believed to have anti-inflammatory effect in the body as well as many other positive effects. When back pain starts take this enzyme in large doses at least 4 time a day on empty stomach. Do your research and find out for yourself how this enzymes is being used in sports medicine.
  • Decompression: It is helpful to decompress your spine. You can do this using simple exercises (search YouTube), use inversion table, or use special beds at chiropractor’s office.
  • TENS Units: These are simple electric stimulation devices. You can find them online for less than $100. Use these to stimulate and strengthen your back muscles. Strong back muscles is your first line of defense against pressure on your discs.
  • Rest: Last but not least, it is very important to rest your back in a comfortable position, which may vary for each person, as much as possible. Avoid putting any pressure on your back even after you feel the pain is gone. It takes time for your discs to recover and be patient with them.
  • Use your pain: In general it is better not to take any pain medication if possible. Your pain level is your measuring stick. Use it to measure how bad your condition is or how fast you are recovering.
The following image will tell you possible location of the herniated disc by locating your pain areas on your legs.