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Looking for some Home Remedy for Back Pain

Millions of people suffer from back pain due to one reason or the other. Often people go for expensive treatments and spend a lot of money still the treatments are not effective but have you ever experienced that home remedy has been more effective and relaxing. One of the effective and best home remedy is Massaging. Massaging is especially done with oils and lotions that take you to a world of relaxness and peace.Taking an warm bath also helps. The most important tip to remember is maintaining the posture. Your posture should be erect and practicing some of the exercises would do good for you.


  • You're right about posture - gentle yoga classes can help with that, too. And I find that relaxation tapes and guided visualizations on MP3 help a lot.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584
    I am a big fan of Aroma Therapy. I have a set of different essential oils that can 'help' what is currently going on.
    Its not a cure, it isnt going to get rid of the problem. What it does do, is gives you some time to relax and slip away from your hour to hour pain.

    I generally combine aroma therapy with music therapy. I was fortunate
    enough that my Thai Deep Tissue Guru enlighten me to some of the better essential oils, when and where to use them, plus the music that should be played during those sessions.....

    II sort of call it East meets West. We all know about Western medicines, the doctors, the surgeries, etc But listen to some of the Eastern thought process of healing and it makes a lot of sense. To me, there is nothing better than to have a doctor who will practices Western medicine will always offer Eastern medicine when it is appropriate.

    And these are simple home remedies. The right music, the right aroma, the right environment... All taht is left is for you as a patient to have the open mind to all of this.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
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  • Hi, Ron - Do you know a good website describing aroma and music therapy? I guess I'll have to do some googling, not that easy as right now I'm on my little tablet, lying on my back ( even though I hiked a few hilly miles this morning - weird, huh? I generally feel better when active) My original primary care doctor who I was going to for years before my nerve damage occurred ten months ago was as you describe, a regular MD who also practiced alternative eastern medicine. If I lived near you I'd ask you who your Thai guru is, but I think you are thousands of miles away on the east coast.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 13,584
    Sorry, there are so many...
    Searching and finding the one that seems to fit you is key
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences 
  • When choosing specialists I always get a feel for their opinions on natural & alternative treatments. I've had a few roll their eyes & know immediately they're not the right docs for me. My first step when I want to try something new is asking them for recommendations. If you don't have any luck there you just need to search who's in your area & try to find some real patient reviews...it's still a bit hit & miss.
    I went to one guy who put a door stop, rubber wedge thing under my bum & stood there looking at his watch. When the 10minutes were up he held my nerve damaged leg & timed another 10 minutes, humming the whole time! It's was weird & to be honest his humming was driving me nuts!! I have no idea what all of this was supposed to achieve. People must of found it therapeutic, the waiting room was packed! Needless to say, it wasn't for me. ;-)
    I went to a strange little hippy lady who waxed lyrical about the odors of the soul & played the sounds of nature whilst wafting different heated oils & insence around. She put hot stones on key areas & then stroked different oils on me. I found it all a bit weird & spent the first 10 minutes thinking about how my husband was going to laugh his socks off when I described the experience. The next 50 minutes I was so relaxed I didn't think of much at all. By the time it was over I was purchasing boxes of aromatherapy oils & one of her CDs. 5 years later I'm still using her products. I love them!!!

    You never know until you try! Ron coined the phrase 'The Blend' referring to all the different modalities we need to use to control our pain. I believe in trying everything (within reason. Checking with my doc that it can't make things worse) I dump what doesn't work, I never invested in a rubber door stop! & keep what works. I always say that I've never found 1 thing that works to take my pain away but my 'Blend' allows me to function to the best of my ability.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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  • "went to a strange little hippy lady who waxed lyrical about the odors of the soul & played the sounds of nature whilst wafting different heated oils & insence around. She put hot stones on key areas & then stroked different oils on me..."

    I went to a message therapist like that a few months ago. She gave a very good and lengthy massage, with the oil and the aroma and heated stones - I forgot if there was music. Very good massage , but unfortunately it didn't seem to make any difference to my problem. Perhaps I should try it again though.
  • My structural damage causes a lot of muscle spasms. My logic tells me that it's the muscle problems that are mostly being treated by that kind of therapy. There are aromatherapy blends that are specifically for nerve pain. They could be worth a try as that's your main (only?) issue.
    I strongly believe that pin-pointing the pain generator should be the no.1 priority. I'd be pushing for diagnostics at this point. Nerve tests etc. Once you have that answer you'll be in a better position to get it treated. Know what I mean?
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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