My husband has constant pain in the back and I will use Eucalyptus oil up and down the spine and it carrys it out thru all the nerves to the pain and helps to get rid of it. You can use it neat, which means straight or you can go 50-50 with olive oil. I also us a product called "Southanol II", it has DMSO in it. It goes through 3 layers of skin within about a minute. It also works very well. Hope that helps. He is 64 and I am 68. If you wonder.
Thank you so much for your comment and the remedies you gave, We both have back pain, he for a long time and me since last Friday. We will be trying your cures, and I will report the results back to you. You sure look great for 68!
Treatment depends on the cause. Rest is always a good option. Avoiding further strain is important. Sometimes strengthening and stretching exercises may be indicated. Sometimes heat or other physical therapy modality may be helpful. Massage may be helpful. Good posture is always important, as is proper body mechanics - proper lifting to avoid further back strain. Sometimes medication can help, including corticosteroid injections, depending on the cause of the pain. I have had those and no longer have any back pain.
If you have a catch at the back, then lie down on bed on your chest and ask some one to massage your back with both the hands with eucalyptus oil,sit on the plastic armchair with low back then push your body back on the chair you will hear a cracking sound from your spinal cord then get up and twist and turn ,you will feel relived ,see the chair ,http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/11417884/Plastic_Arm_Chair.jpg. give cold compress to slacken the pain.Have a glass of hot milk with turmeric piwder 1/4 tsp every night before bed.sleep on a hard bed and always sit upright.
You know I have never understood that idea of consuming something acid or basic to change the pH of the body. I did my master's research on acid-base analysis and developed a copyrighted test on the subject - the body adjusts its own pH.
But consumption of an acidic or basic substance will only cause the body to adjust the pH toward normal. When people are critically ill with metabolic or respiratory disease, they still compensate but in acute illness we give IV solns to balance pH.
The treatment for acute cases is different ,but when the condition is mild ,our fist step is to go for home remedies ,Its best to balance the alkaline intake(20 to 30 percent) and acid intake(70 to 80 percent ) in our body.Some of the foods that has