(Jennifer Berry/ Medical News Today) — Many home remedies can help relieve back pain, including stretching and exercise, heat and cold packs, changing footwear, having a massage, and applying arnica.
Lower back pain is the leading cause of absenteeism from work. Up to 80% of adults will experience lower back pain at least once in their lives.
The back muscles and spine support much of the body’s weight. A person uses the muscles for everyday movements, including sitting, standing, and walking. People can also experience pain in other areas, including the neck and middle and upper back.
Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, may help relieve pain. Once a healthcare professional has ruled out serious conditions, a person may find home remedies to help manage their symptoms.
Home treatments may include the following. (…)