A backache has become a common health problem these days, affecting a large section of people and especially at the very young age. Youngsters usually suffer back pain due to muscle tension, improper diet, lack of physical activity, and poor sitting posture.  Whatever is the reason, the fact remains that nothing can ruin your day quicker than back pain. Thus, the problem needs to be addressed in an effective manner. Here are five remedies to do so.

Garlic: With its anti-inflammatory properties, garlic proves to be an effective remedy for a backache.

Remedy: Consume 2-3 cloves of garlic daily on an empty stomach. Massaging your back with the garlic oil also works as a reliever.oil-moisturiser-dreamstime-image-for-inuth

How to make garlic oil: Heat some mustard oil on low flame and add 9-10 cloves of garlic to it. Fry the garlic until it turns brown. Now strain the oil and store it in a bottle for massage.

Ginger: The anti-inflammatory compounds in ginger gives relief from a backache.

Remedy: Apply some ginger paste on the affected area, followed by eucalyptus oil. Drinking lukewarm ginger water also serves the purpose.


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Herbal oil massage: If the correct muscle is targeted, massage can provide instant relief from back pain.

Remedy: You can use any herbal oil such as eucalyptus oil, almond oil or olive oil. Heat the oil until warm and massage it gently over the aching area.

Use Epsom Salt baths: An Epsom salt bath is known to relieve inflammation and ease the pain. It works its way through the skin into sore muscles.salt-image-for-inuth

Remedy: Fill the bathtub with lukewarm water and add a few handfuls of epsom salt to it for a bath.

Stretch: Stretch relieves pain by loosening up the tense muscle.

Consult a physiotherapist for help in deciding the best stretches for your back pain.