Aug 09 , 2021
Our spine or back bone is a complex central support structure made up of vertebrae, disks, nerves, joints, ligaments and muscles that create the scaffolding for the entire body and connects the different parts of your musculoskeletal system. This structure allows us to stand upright, walk, twist, bend and to sit down. Importantly it also protects the spinal cord and nerves.
Many people have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. Along with an appointment to your preferred health care specialist, which may include osteopathy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, or therapeutic massage, there are a host of natural remedies that may support the healing process.
In the event of an accident or injury to your back, we have some lovely wheat bags in store that can be used hot or chilled to provide relief. The first remedies that come to mind are Selene Homeopathics Arnica/Rhus/Ruta or Heel Traumeel. Traumeel comes in drops, tablets, cream or gel and may be beneficial to help with the pain, inflammation and bruising. Real Deal Hurt Crème or the Zen range are other topical products that can be used for injuries, pain and swelling, or back and neck stiffness. They can also be used for other conditions like arthritis or for pre-sport event warm up to avoid injury. Good Health make an amazing Magnesium Cream which besides magnesium, contains a host of natural herbs and ingredients which may provide fast relief for aching muscles, joints, and nerves. Where there is nerve ending or shooting pain Artemis St John’s Wort Oil can be used alongside other products. We also stock other magnesium gel and spray options and of course magnesium supplements which are so important in helping to relax the muscles that can contribute to back pain.
On a final note, a good supportive mattress on your bed is also an important consideration when it comes to spine health. You spend many hours of your life in bed, so it’s worth investing in a quality mattress to support your back. It also pays to be mindful of your posture not just when you lift heavy items, but when you sit on your chair or sofa and when you stand and move.