Back Pain Remedies

Some consider it as the illness of the century and it not age-related, Children and adolescents may experience back pain from rapid growth and from intense sports.

So what are some of the common causes for back pain, Back pain can be caused by trauma (shocks, fractures, sprains …), repeated gestures (manual handling, vibrations …), osteoarthritis, but also cancer, infectious or inflammatory diseases. It is therefore difficult to address all the possible causes, but note that:

In 90 to 95% of cases, the origin of the pain is not identified and we speak of “common back pain” or non-specific. The pain then comes, in most cases, from lesions in the intervertebral discs or from vertebral osteoarthritis, that is to say from wear and tear on the cartilage of the joints. Neck pain, in particular, is very often linked to osteoarthritis.

In 5 to 10% of cases, back pain is linked to a potentially serious underlying disease, which must be diagnosed early, such as cancer, infection, ankylosing spondylitis, cardiovascular or pulmonary problem, etc.

The good news is that there are certain remedies that can be of great help to relieve pain.



Ask your physiotherapist or osteopath to show you a series of exercises that will give you flexibility, untie the knots and help you redo a solid sheathing without damaging your back. A series that you can do regularly, every day, is ideal.

You have to manage to discipline yourself. But it’s a great way to restore your independence. As far as I’m concerned, I have an excellent series of exercises that my physiotherapist gave me. I have periods where I do them every day and it does me a lot of good, then I have periods where … I stop doing them. But when the back pain gets worse, I know I can go back to daily practice and after a few days it gets much better.

Massage with essential oils to relieve back pain

Who doesn’t like to be pampered? A cocooning session can only do great good for your back. In case of sciatica, a massage with essential oils helps relieve the pain caused by the pinching of the sciatic nerve.

Lavender is appreciated for its sedative effect (it puts the nervous system to sleep), peppermint for its anti-inflammatory action.

You can also make your preparation by mixing 15 ml of arnica extract and 5 drops of essential oil from each of the following plants: bay leaf, camphor rosemary, eucalyptus, wintergreen.


Pain killers

Pain medications are commonly known as “pain relievers.” It is possible to take paracetamol (3 to 4 grams per day) or a paracetamol-morphine derivative combination if the pain is severe. A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (or NSAID) such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen can be associated with it if the pain does not regress quickly and in the absence of a contraindication (anticoagulant treatment, peptic ulcer, renal failure, etc.).


Apply warm towels

Warm towels can help ease the pain in case of back pain. It helps to relax the muscles. The solution is to apply a hot water bottle or other heating accessory to the painful area.


Adapt your workplace

For people who work in the tertiary sector and who are often seated at an office, it is advisable to adapt their environment. Change the height of your work surface or alternate your seat between a seat and a gym ball.

In any case, staying active is essential to recover as quickly as possible. You should know that if the pain disappears after a few days or a few months, it can return. Physical activity helps maintain the back muscles and limit relapses.

References: ‘natural remedies for back pain’ ‘six natural remedies for back pain’ ’back pain and how to relief it’ :’10 questions to relief and understand’