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NATURAL CURES AND THERAPIES
TO OVERCOME
BACK PAIN FOR LIFE
5 Natural Remedies Articles to overcome
your Back Pains today and for life.
Compiled by: SULEMAN ZAKARIA
A natural healthcare researcher.

CLICK HERE to overcome your back pains for life

Table of Contents
Article #1. 21 Ways to Heal Nerve Pain Naturally
Article #2. Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy
Article #3 10 Things to Stop Doing if You Have Low Back Pain
Article #4. Natural Cures for Back Pain
Article #5. Natural Herbal Cures for Arthritis, Gout and Back Pain

Article #1
21 Ways to Heal Nerve Pain Naturally
Heal Nerve Pain Naturally
Many people have nerve pain from diabetes, injuries, surgery and many other causes, but there are
ways to heal nerve pain naturally.
By Dr Paul Haider
First of all find out what’s causing your nerve pain and work to cure the cause. If you have diabetes
then you have to work to lowering your blood sugar levels and perhaps if you are newly diagnosed as
being diabetic then perhaps you can turn it around and get things back to normal with exercise, diet,
and great herbs. Also excessive alcohol used can start the process of nerve pain and thus cutting back or
stopping the use of alcohol can stop the cycle. Singles can cause nerve pain and is directly associated
with stress… learn to relax, meditate and take time for yourself. Hormones problems can also lead to
nerve pain, make sure to have your thyroid levels checked, your thyroid could be the culprit. Even
being depressed can start the cycle of stress that leads to nerve pain.
1.Green Juicing is very important, green juicing will stop the cycle of chronic inflammation
and thus get your inflamed nerves back in shape. Juicing cucumbers, celery, kale, parsley, spinach,
broccoli, and any other greens will get you back on track. Stay away from white bread, processed
foods, artificial colors and flavors, sweets, corn oils, fast food, and lots of caffeine (green tea is OK).
Also green juicing can help you cleans your body of toxins that might be causing your nerve pain.
2. Drink lots of water, water is the main ingredient in your body and without water you can
start the inflammation process, drink water even before you are thirsty.
3. Ginger is great for nerve pain… and will help to get rid of inflammation and thus lower the
inflammation of all the nerves in your body.
4. Turmeric is one of the best herbs for inflammation and will stop the process and help you to
feel like new again.
5. Herbs like Vervain, Wild Lettuce, Valerian, Crampbark, and St. Johns Wort will also lower
inflammation and help to relax and sooth your jangled nerves at the same time, plus help in the healing
process of nerves and lower your stress level.
6. Omega 3 oils are very important, Omega 3 oils are full of great anti-inflammatories and will
help to sooth away inflammation and start the healing process.
7. Skullcap helps to strengthen the nervous system and bring relief to inflamed nerves that need
attention.

8. Lobelia is another herb that helps to sooth, relax, and get rid of tension caused by contracted
muscles putting pressure on nerves.
9. Black Cohash works great with some of the relaxing herbs already mentioned above,
especially valerian. Helping to sooth,and regenerate irritated nerves and get the body moving in the
right direction for healing.
10. Damiana works wonders if your nerve pain is caused by exercising too hard or having an
accident that caused trauma to some area of your body.
11. Antioxidants are important, start taking Acai Berry, Camu Camu Fruit, Grape Seed Extract,
Avocado Seed Extract, and many more great antioxidants.
12. Bitters are important for the body and some say that taking Swedish Bitters (which you can
order on-line) can help to heal nerve pain.
13. Acupuncture can start the process of getting the power of chi moving in your body. Also
learning to move chi in your body can help, learn QiGong or Tai Chi, both of which help circulate and
build vital energy.
14. Arnica, Peppermint oil, and topical creams containing Capsaicin applied topically can
work to fight inflammation and help with pain.
15. Take supplements (vitamin deficiencies can cause nerve pain) that promote nerve
regeneration such as B Vitamins (especially B-1, B-6 and B-12), Vitamins D & E, Zinc, Inositol, LCarnitine, Lipoic Acid, N-Acetylcysteine, and GABA.
16. Meditate is important, meditate first thing in the morning and the last thing at night for 15
to 20 minutes. Meditation calms the mind/body causing inflammation to subside.
17. Walk, walking is not only good for the body, it’s also works great for the mind. Walking
gets endorphins going in your body thus generating serotonin in your brain… so slowly your aches and
pains start to disappear.
18. Yoga is great for nerve pain and will sooth away those burning sensations with easy
stretching and get your mind and body on the right track. Self-hypnosis and Biofeedback can also help
lower or even end your nerve pain.
19. Lose weight, being obese can start the inflammation process and just losing a few pounds
can lower pain level and get you moving.
20. Get a good nights rest, without sleep you start the cycle of chronic inflammation, so find
out what’s causing you from not sleeping well and start sleeping deeply.
21. Read OMTimes regularily for helpful articles and Conscious Living tips (OK…this isn’t
specifically a tip to heal nerve pain, but it is a great idea!)

Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping
people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider,
Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into
Success, plus Punjab Teas.
Article source: http://omtimes.com/2012/11/21-ways-to-heal-nerve-pain-naturally/

Article #2
Lower back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disability and why some people miss
work. It is also the second most common neurological ailment in the United States, second only to
headache. In fact, approximately 80% of adults in Western countries have, at some point, experienced
lower back pain.
For some fortunate people, pain in the lower back may be resolved by itself or with the aid of
medication within two to four weeks. However, there are some cases of lower back pain that may last
for more than a few weeks, during which case the condition is termed as "chronic" and "progressive,"
meaning it can only grow worse over time.
Moreover, 60-80% of those patients who suffer their first episode of lower back pain may experience
recurring pain within one year.
According to current research, there are certain muscles in the back that work to stabilize the spine.
When the spine or the back suffers an injury, these muscles are reflexively inhibited or shutdown.
Worse still, these muscles do not spontaneously recover, and this is true even if patients do not feel pain
and are able to return to normal activity levels.
As a result of the inhibition of these muscles, called lumbar multifidi and the transversus abdominus,
lower back pain occurs. However, there are steps you can take to prevent the same thing from
happening to you.
Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy
One way to prevent the inhibition of the lumbar multifidi and transversus abdominus is through a series
of physical therapy exercises.
Designed to strengthen the muscles of the lower back and keep the spine healthy, these physical
therapy exercises may range from back stabilization exercises to muscle strength development and
several wide variety of techniques.
In addition, a physical therapist may also recommend such methods as heat therapy, ultrasound,
massage, mobilization, and education about posture and body mechanics in order to prevent lower back
pain from recurring.
Some of these methods will be discussed later on. You will also find some practical self-help tips
provided by experts to help you avoid lower back pain or prevent the condition from worsening.
However, before we head on to learning how lower back pain is treated through physical therapy, it is
important that we first understand what causes lower back pain.
Lower Back Pain: CAUSES
There are actually many types of back pain, but the most common is pain in the lower back. Why? You
might ask. The reason is simple: you carry most of your weight in the lower back. Thus, it is highly
likely that a person would suffer pain in that area.

There is no definitive cause of lower back pain. Sometimes, the causes of the condition are so complex
that it is difficult to pinpoint just a single one.
However, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals have observed that lower back pain is
often a result of strained back muscles and ligaments due to any of the following activities:
o

Improper posture

o

Heavy lifting

o

Sudden awkward movement

o

Muscle spasm

o

Stress

We could all be guilty of the above activities. We may not suffer any back pains now, but it is likely
that as we get older and the degree of inhibition of the back muscles as a result of these activities
increases, back pain becomes a very distinct possibility.
In addition to these common activities, lower back pain may also result from specific conditions, such
as:
o

Herniated disk (when the disk material presses on a nerve)

o
Sciatica (when a herniated disk presses on the sciatic nerve. The condition causes sharp,
shooting pain through the buttocks and the back of the leg.)
o
Spinal stenosis (when the space around the spinal cord and nerve roots becomes narrow. This is
caused by arthritis and bone overgrowth, the pain resulting from when a nerve gets pinched in the
narrow space.)
o
Spondylosis (a type of arthritis affecting the spine due to degenerative changes brought on by
aging)
o

Spondylolisthesis (when one vertebra in the spinal column slips forward over another)

Lower Back Pain: TREATMENT
The treatment of lower back pain depends on several factors, including the specific type of lower back
pain (whether it is chronic or acute) and the purported cause.
For instance, acute lower back pain is commonly treated with pain relieving drugs, such as analgesics,
or some forms of exercises that can help relax the muscles.
On the other hand, chronic back pain - or one that lasts for more than two weeks and is progressive may be caused by some underlying condition, during which case the treatment plan may consist of
resolving the underlying condition to treat the back pain.

Lower Back Pain and Physical Therapy Exercise
Physical therapy exercise is one of the most common methods of treating lower back pain. In fact,
many home remedies for lower back pain consist of exercise, because the general theory is that if you
remain active, you remain healthy. This is true in most cases.
However, for purposes of this article, the exercises featured here will be those that are practiced by
physical therapists to treat patients with lower back pain.
Generally, in physical therapy exercises, the exercise program for back pain should encompass a set of
stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, and low impact aerobics. Read below for more on these
exercises:
-Stretching
The back of a person is composed of the spinal column and contiguous muscles, ligaments and tendons.
All these are designed to move in consonance with each other so that any limitation in the range of
motion in any of these components of the back result in back pain.
Stretching for lower back pain specifically targets soft tissues, such as muscles, ligaments and tendons,
found in the back and around the spine. By stretching, the spine and soft tissues are mobilized,
increasing motion and thus, relieving pain.
There are many kinds of stretching exercises employed by physical therapists. One is the Hamstring
Stretching Exercise which works to relax tight hamstrings, a common symptom of lower back pain.
This exercise is said to help decrease the intensity of lower back pain among sufferers.
-Strengthening
Physical therapists generally use two forms of strengthening and back pain relief exercises, usually
depending on the specific condition of the patient. These are the McKenzie exercises and dynamic
lumbar stabilization exercises. However, the two forms of strengthening exercises may also be
combined should the therapist find it appropriate to do so.
-McKenzie Exercises
Named after a physical therapist in New Zealand, McKenzie exercises are primarily extension
exercises that could help reduce pain generated from the disc space and also may help reduce the
symptoms of herniated disc by reducing pressure on a nerve root.
For acute pain, the McKenzie exercises should be done frequently, at least once every two hours. In
addition, patients are advised to avoid flexing their spine when exercising.
-Dynamic Lumbar Stabilization Exercises
Using this back exercise technique, the first thing that a physical therapist does is to look for the
patient's "neutral" spine. This refers to the position that allows the patient to feel the most comfortable.

Afterwards, when the patient is in that position, the back muscles are then exercised in order to "teach"
the spine how to stay in this position.
Performing these exercises on a regular basis can help strengthen the back muscles and keep the spine
well-positioned.
Low Impact Aerobic Exercises
The purpose of low impact aerobic exercise is to recondition the back. Patients who undergo
reconditioning of the back through low impact aerobic exercise will have fewer episodes of lower back
pain.
In addition, whenever an episode of lower back pain does occur, the pain is less intense and lasts only
for a short period.
Another benefit of low impact aerobic exercise is that patients tend to stay functional - that is, they can
continue with their regular work and carry on with recreational activities. In contrast, patients who do
not undergo low impact aerobic exercises typically experience the gradual loss of their functional
abilities.
For low impact aerobic exercises to achieve their desired results, they should be continuous. This will
increase the heart rate and keep it elevated as well as increase the production of endorphins, which are
pain fighting hormones released by the body.
Here are some examples of low impact aerobic exercises that you may want to try in order to lessen or
reduce lower back pain:
-Walking
One of the simplest forms of aerobic exercises, walking is generally considered as very gentle on the
back. To get the maximum benefit from walking as a form of low impact aerobic exercise, walk two to
three miles three times per week.
-Stationary Bicycling
This form of aerobic exercise is less painful on the back since there is lower impact produced. This is
beneficial for patients with lower back pain who may find walking too painful.
-Water Therapy
Sometimes referred to as aquatherapy, water therapy is simply doing exercise in the water or
swimming. The buoyancy works to provide effective conditioning at the same time stress on the back is
reduced.
Nishanth Reddy is an author and publisher of many health related websites. Visit his website for more
information about lower back pain relief and treatment methods. Learn different treatment methods
used for back pain relief.
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