Let food be your medicine! In India, food has been used to cure minor ailments for years. Learn how you can cure aches and pains, lifestyle conditions, minor skin and hair problems and common ailments at home!
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Backache can be considered as one of the most common problems faced by people around the world. It is also a common symptom of different kinds of illnesses. The pain mainly occurs in the center of the back, along the spine or on both sides of the spine. The primary reasons for backaches are strain, fatigue and lack of balance. Backache can be caused due to an accident or injury to the spine or some other kinds of diseases.
Pain in the lower and middle portion of the back.
Pain around hips and waist.
Cervical or lumbar spondilitis.
Stiffness along the spine.
Back Ache Oil prepared from garlic can be rubbed on the back which gives great relief. This oil is prepared by frying ten cloves of garlic in 50 ml of mustard oil. This treatment should be continued for at least fifteen days.
Take diet consisting of salad of raw vegetables such as tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, radish, lettuce and at least two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, carrot, spinach and plenty of fruits, all except bananas.
A hot bath usually helps. If possible, you should sit in a warm tub for a few minutes.
Exercise in order to strengthen the back muscles. Simple stretching exercises are also useful, when you have a back ache on a regular basis.
Try to relax and get enough rest to avoid both mental stress and physical strain on your back.
Get a massage. This does not have to be done by a professional - a family member can do it equally well as long as they do not use excessive force. Preferably this should be done using massage oil such as eucalyptus oil.
Vitamin C and calcium supplements may help, but consult your doctor before doing this.
Cut slices of raw potato and place them on the affected area.
All advice is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice and/or diagnosis/treatment. DesiDieter does not provide medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice from a qualified healthcare provider.