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Back Pain - Do you have these symptoms?

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Back pain

A pain felt in the lower or upper back which could be due to ill conditions affecting the spinal cord, the nerves, and muscles attached to it, internal organs of the pelvis, abdomen etc.

Serious causes

  1. Posture – Poor posture is one of the prominent reasons for back pain. Standing for extended periods of time, sitting in an incorrect posture for a long time are the most common reasons.
  2. Injury – Injury caused due to a sudden fall, a crash of a vehicle, or sports injury can cause a sprain or strain as a result of which the muscles, ligaments( a tissue connecting 2 bones or holding them together) become  over-stretched and swollen up, causing pain, tenderness, and stiffness.
  3. Problems associated with bones - Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis are the two major bone related issues occurring in people above 50 years of age. While the former is degenerative (decline in function) of joint condition, the latter is the formation of pores (small holes) in bones.
  4. Fracture of vertebral bones.
  5. Slipped disc - Disc bulges out of vertebral joint and puts pressure on spinal nerves.
  6. Cancer
  7. Few other reasons could be kidney stones, endometriosis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in females.
     

Common Causes

  1. Heavy physical work

  2. Frequent bending, twisting, lifting

  3. pulling and pushing

  4. Repetitive work

  5. Static postures

  6. Vibrations
     

Symptoms

  1. Upper, Middle, and Low Back Pain
  2. Pain in the legs due to lower back strain
  3. Back pain at night is one of the indication that there is a serious spinal problem

Home Remedies

1. Wheat 

Wheat soaked in water
Cuscus grass powder
  • Soak a fistful of wheat in water overnight
  • In the morning, add 1 tsp of cuscus grass powder and 15-20 coriander leaves to the wheat
  • Pour one glass of milk and let it boil until the consistency is quite thick
  • Strain and drink this mixture twice daily to get relieved of the pain

2. Basil leaves 

  • Add 10-15 basil leaves in 1 cup of water
  • Boil it for 5 minutes and cool it down
  • Add a pinch of salt
  • Strain and drink this once or twice daily depending upon the intensity of the pain

3. Camphor

  • Add an inch of camphor in 2 tbsp coconut oil and mix well
  • Apply it on the affected area in circular motion. Massage it for 2-3 minutes

4. Poppy seeds

  • Poppy seeds have great analgesic property and quick healing power
  • Grind 100 gm of poppy seeds along with rock candy 
  • Consume 1 tsp of this and have a glass of milk after that.
posted Aug 31, 2016 by anonymous

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What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is not a single disease, it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease.
 

Types of Arthritis: 

Osteoarthritis

The most common type of arthritis, involves wear-and-tear damage to your joint's cartilage — the hard, slick coating on the ends of bones. Enough damage can result in bone grinding directly on bone, which causes pain and restricted movement. This wear and tear can occur over many years, or it can speeden up by a joint injury or infection.

Rheumatoid arthritis

In Rheumatoid Arthritis, the body's immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a layer that encloses all the joint parts. This lining, becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint.

 

Causes 

 

  1. Injury (leading to osteoarthritis),
  2. Hereditary factors,
  3. Any direct and indirect effect of infections (bacterial and viral),
  4. An auto-immune disorder (Process where body's fighter cells, treat body's own cells as threat)

 

Symptoms

  1. Pain
  2. Stiffness
  3. Swelling
  4. Redness
  5. Decreased range of motion
  6. Fatigue
  7. Loss of energy
  8. Lack of appetite
  9. Low grade fever
  10. Chest pain while breathing in
  11. Dry eyes and mouth
  12. Burning and itching of the eye; and discharge from the eye
  13. Nodules beneath the skin
  14. Numbness, tingling or burning in the hands and feet
  15. Sleep disturbances

Home Remedies 

 

Turmeric - Due to it's anti-inflammatory properties turmeric comes as a boon to rheumatoid arthritis. 

  • Mix 1 tea spoon of turmeric is a glass of warm milk and drink it at night before going to bed. Make sure this is done on alternate days, as daily consumption might sometimes generate side effects like heat.
  • Drinking fresh turmeric juice is the most effective than in any other form
  • Consuming 500-1000 mg of turmeric capsule thrice per day is also an option.
 

Epsom salt - Due to high amounts of magnesium Epsom salt is used as a pain reliever. 

  • Add 1 cup of Epsom salt in a big bowl of water and soak the area of the body which is sored due to pain. 
  • Alternatively, you can take bath using this water if the area of pain is not convenient enough to soak.
 

Cinnamon - It is enriched with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, thus acts as a pain reliever

  • 1/2 tsp of Cinnamon mixed in 1 tsp of honey should be added to one glass of warm water. Drink this every morning with an empty stomach.

 

Extra virgin olive oil - Lubrication is an important aspect to be taken care of when arthritis is diagnosed. Extra virgin olive oil acts as an excellent lubricant.

  • 2-3 tablespoon of oil can be massaged on the sore joints 2-3 times a day. Make sure the pressure applied during massage is gentle. 

 

 

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