How to Get rid of Backache

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 11:18 AM IST

Definition:

Backache is one of the most common affliction, to which hardly any lady is an exception. This is the most agonising and incapacitating physical disorders which owes its origin to multiple physical factors. It is merely a symptom and not a disease whose cause lies elsewhere in the body. Common symptoms are constant pain, at times unbearable and severe difficulty in bending forward and also on sideways etc.

Treatment:

Main herbs used in treatment are Lahsun (Garlic) Lemon Vitamin C, Potato. The diet of those suffering from backache should consist of a salad of raw vegetable such as tomato, carrot, cabbage, cucumber, radish, lettuce, and at least two steamed or lightly cooked vegetables such as cauliflower, cabbage, spinach, carrot and plenty of fruits except bananas.

The patients should avoid fatty, spicy, and fried foods, curd, sweetmeats and sugar, condiments, tea and coffee. Foods that have been processed for preservation have few nutrients and should also be eliminated from the diet. Smoking or taking tobacco in any from should be given up completely. Hot formentation, alternate sponging, or application of heat to the back will also give immediate relief.