Back pain;how to take care of it

Back pain;how to take care of it

Those suffering from chronic back pain can attest to the fact that it is a royal pain in the back (pun intended).

It literally alters your life as it keeps you away from doing a lot of physical activities and even keeps you from spending time with the people you love, or even from getting a good night’s sleep.

The good news is that there are actually plenty of foods that reduce back pain. Countless foods, especially vegetables and fruit, are full of anti-inflammatory properties, which work to hit the sweet spot and reduce swelling. This, in turn, will help reduce your back pain, or any chronic pain you’re having, for that matter.

In this article, we have listed 10 foods in your kitchen or refrigerator that you never knew until now that they could help with your back pain.

Olive oil

Already known to possess several health benefits, it has anti-inflammatory capabilities and the fact that it’s filled with antioxidants, one of which is something called oleocanthal. Oleocanthal is a chemical that’s basically been shown to work like ibuprofen for pain in the body so drizzle olive oil onto your salad or your frying pan before you cook something.

Dairy products

Dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt are all good sources of calcium which helps you to maintain and strengthen your bone mass.

Ginger

Ginger contains extremely powerful anti-inflammatories called gingerols which have been proven to significantly reduce pain in arthritic individuals.

Tumeric

Turmeric contains curcumin which is an incredibly powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

Coffee

Coffee contains anti-inflammatories such as polyphenols that work to reduce pain. Already, we discussed the health benefits of drinking hot coffee.

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Salmon

Salmon is packed with the omega 3 fatty acid, a healthy fat known to help those living with chronic pain. This tasty fish also has calcitonin, which has been shown to reduce inflammation in joints.

Nuts

Almonds, pecans, walnuts, and brazil nuts are all excellent nut options if you’re looking for solid sources of anti-inflammatories.

Thyme

Although scientists don’t fully understand how it works, thyme can essentially reduce your perception of pain, acting as a natural painkiller.

Red grapes

Red grapes contain an anti-inflammatory called resveratrol, a compound also found in other berries and peanuts (but apparently not in green grapes), which has been found to fight pain.

Kale

Generally, vegetables are good for your back because they have anti-inflammatory properties but the greener the vegetable, the better for you and your back. Consuming a kale salad is an easy way to throw some green and relief into your life.

It literally alters your life as it keeps you away from doing a lot of physical activities and even keeps you from spending time with the people you love, or even from getting a good night’s sleep.

The good news is that there are actually plenty of foods that reduce back pain. Countless foods, especially vegetables and fruit, are full of anti-inflammatory properties, which work to hit the sweet spot and reduce swelling. This, in turn, will help reduce your back pain, or any chronic pain you’re having, for that matter.

In this article, we have listed 10 foods in your kitchen or refrigerator that you never knew until now that they could help with your back pain.

34 Comments

  1. Reply

    Interesting

  2. Reply

    This is very essential

  3. Reply

    I do have back ache and I take milk on regular basis still nothing yet

  4. Reply

    Cool

  5. Reply

    This is good,nice post.

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    will all these relive pain at all

  7. Reply

    Good post

  8. Reply

    I take milk on daily basis but my back still ache.

  9. Reply

    Resourceful information

  10. Reply

    It’s good to know

  11. Reply

    This is nice

  12. Reply

    Good article

  13. Reply

    Knowledge is power

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    Reply

    Very nice

  15. Reply

    Thyme? I never knew about that

  16. Reply

    Very nice.

  17. Reply

    wonderful

  18. Reply

    Came to terms with the fact that it’s old age that causes back ache. Very important for me to use and help my grandma

  19. Reply

    Thanks for the update…. I will make sure I practice one or two amongst

  20. Reply

    Good article

  21. Reply

    Good

  22. Reply

    Interesting. I will convey this message to those that have back pain

  23. Reply

    Wow…thanks for the update

  24. Reply

    This is really good to know

  25. Reply

    That’s Good to know
    Thanks

  26. Reply

    Nice

  27. Reply

    Wonderful

  28. Reply

    This is great

  29. Reply

    Informative

  30. Reply

    Nice one

  31. Reply

    Thanks for the advice

  32. Reply

    Nice
    Thanks for sharing

  33. Reply

    I’ll definitely try this out

  34. Reply

    Interesting

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