4 part natural elixir
Causes and symptoms of back pain
For most, the cause of low back pain is unknown. But it inevitably comes from an injury, strain, lifting, twisting or bending. In some cases, often rare, low back pain can be a sign of infection, arthritis (including gout) or a tumour. Symptoms of low back pain may include tenderness, pain and stiffness in the lower back. Often the pain spreads to the buttocks or legs, and standing or sitting for long periods can be difficult. Additionally, legs may begin to feel weak and tired while walking.
In most cases, back pain can improve with self-care. But without improvement, your doctor may prescribe medications such as non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants and steroids. Your doctor may even prescribe opiates for short-term use or a cortisone shot to help decrease inflammation. But here’s the problem: long-term and even short-term drugs often come with a plethora of unwanted side-effects.
The problem with NSAIDS
NSAIDS include ibuprofen and naproxen. NSAIDS are some of the most commonly used pain medicines in adults. Though you can buy NSAIDs such as Motrin, Advil and Aleve without a doctor’s prescription, not everyone should take them. According to the American College of Rheumatology, possible side-effects from using NSAIDS include:
- Bleeding ulcer and stomach upset
- High blood pressure
- Swelling around the lower legs, feet, ankles and hands
- Kidney problems
- Heart problems
This simple four-ingredient elixir can reduce inflammation and eliminate your back pain. Here’s why:
Ginger, unlike NSAIDS, actually soothes the stomach rather than cause upset. It may also reduce pain caused by inflammatory diseases. There is some evidence that ginger may help reduce pain from osteoarthritis. Research by the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Miami included 261 people with osteoarthritis. Participants who took ginger extract twice daily had less pain and needed fewer pain-killing meds than those who received placebo.
Lemon, a natural pain relief is among the many health benefits of drinking lemon juice in water to help reduce joint and muscle pain in the back. In addition, gout — a form of arthritis — happens because of a buildup of uric acid. Lemon juice helps dilute this acid, thus reducing the pain.
Cayenne contains capsaicin, the active chemical responsible for giving cayenne pepper a spicy kick. Capsaicin is known to naturally alleviate pain. Capsaicin has been shown to reduce the amount of substance P, a chemical that carries pain messages to the brain. Less substance P means fewer pain messages reaching the brain. Hence less pain :)
Cranberry can do a lot for lower back pain, particularly if an infection is behind it. Cranberries have a long history of maintaining the health of the urinary tract. Cranberry juice has been widely used for the prevention, treatment and symptomatic relief of urinary tract infections. In fact, cranberry juice blocks bacteria from multiplying. A 2006 study suggests that people with early stages of rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from a high intake of cranberry.
- 1 tablespoon grated, fresh organic ginger and juice
- 1/2 organic lemon, juiced
- 1/4 eye dropper cayenne extract
- 1/4 dropper cranberry extract
1. Add all of the ingredients to a tall glass.
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