Supplements For Back Pain

Supplements for back pain are a safe alternative to dangerous drugs that often have serious and fatal side effects..

Most chronic lower back pain is of a mechanical nature and trying to treat a mechanical problem with a chemical (supplements) is like trying to fix a loose bicycle chain with chain oil.

Although there are vitamin and mineral supplements for back pain and herbal remedies that will be of great value, they will not in themselves cure your low back pain.

Just the same way Advil, Celebrex, Aspirin and Tylenol can offer benefit but no cure, so will supplements for low back pain be a beneficial therapy but will not result in a low back pain cure.

Anti-inflammatory Herbs

Low back pain is often associated with inflammation. So herbal and vitamin and mineral supplements that have anti-inflammatory properties can often reduce the inflammation and ease the pain. But the cause of the inflammation needs to be discovered and treated to fully treat or cure your lower back pain.

Here are some anti-inflammatory foods, herbs and supplements you may want to consider:

  • Herbs such as turmeric, ginger, curry, etc. have anti-inflammatory properties and are safe natural remedies for low back pain.
  • One herbal supplement for back pain that is as effective as Celebrex without they side effects is boswellia. It has proven to be an extremely effective joint pain supplement.
  • Certain chemicals found in fruits and vegetables have pain reducing and anti-inflammatory properties and can be taken in a supplement form.
  • Capsaicin, omega-3 fatty acids, fish oils, glucosamine sulfate and hyaluronic acid, which are safe and natural, may have beneficial, cartilage building and maintenance properties, and can be taken as a supplement.

Discs Need Nutrition

The discs, like all body tissues, need a constant source of nutrients to promote health, repair and maintenance. If you fail to supply proper nutrients with your diet you are failing to supply adequate nutrients to your disc as well.

The long-term effects of poor disc nutrition is degenerative joint disease, disc weakness with herniation, osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.

Muscle Minerals

Muscles need an adequate and proper balance of vitamins and minerals to function properly. Muscle contraction and relaxation is dependent on calcium and magnesium as well as other nutrients. When not supplied with the needed nutrients, or where a nutrient imbalance exists, your muscles can demonstrate spasms, weakness and be prone to injury.

Calcium and magnesium can prevent muscle spasms in the low back and also those painful nighttime leg cramps. It is important for you to supply all your nutrient needs in a proper balance in order to not create a relative deficiency and thereby cause more harm.

If you have a greater predisposition to or a family history of cartilage or connective tissue diseases, arthritis, DDD, etc. you may want to take supplements for low back pain as a stop-gap measure. By doing so you may possibly lessen your chances of developing lower back pain or diseases and ailments that can cause it.

Not A Cure

Supplements for back pain, by themselves, will probably not cure or prevent low back pain. But in combination with a high nutrient diet, exercise, adequate rest and correction of mechanical and functional deficits they can and often will increase your chances of a cure for low back pain or at the least offer enough improvement to assure a more active and happy life.

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