60-80% of people who see a doctor because of back pain. But there are some natural remedies to try. Change your habits and maintain good posture, and avoid staying in one position for extended periods. Lift using your leg muscles, not your back. Drink tart cherry juice, a natural anti-inflammatory. Lose weight, and use a trolley for heavy objects instead of carrying them. Use lots of pillows for sleeping, get a good mattress, use hot compresses, and try massage.
- Avoid staying in the same position for too long, even while sleeping, as this puts pressure on certain muscles.
- Tart cherries are anti-inflammatory, so drinking tart cherry juice can help to reduce back pain.
- When sleeping, use pillows to support your back and make sure your mattress is neither too soft nor too firm.
“While there are medications that may help relieve back pain, it is probably wiser to determine what causes back pain and correct the underlying causes instead of treating the pain without knowing the exact cause.”