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Back pain-causes and cure

What causes back pain? Most back pain is the result of muscle strain. Poor posture, weakened bones or cartilage, a slipped disc, a pinched nerve, or stress and emotional upset are other causes. Diseases such as arthritis or osteoporosis may lead to chronic back pain.

How supplements can help? Before beginning a therapeutic supplement programme, check with your doctor to determine whether medical or surgical treatment is warranted. Supplements are aimed at building strong bones and muscles, reducing inflammation and treating pain. Effects may be felt within a week.

People prone to back problems should start with vitamins and minerals that strengthen bones and cartilage, such as calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin D and manganese. To reduce inflammation and pain you can have success using bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples. The nutritional supplement glucosamine builds cartilage, including the tissue supporting the spinal discs. And the herb white willow bark has pain-relieving characteristics similar to those of aspirin, but with fewer side effects. Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed oil may also have healing analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.

Also Read : Check if you are deficient in zinc, magnesium

All these supplements may reduce the need for conventional pain relievers and, except   for white willow bark, can be taken along with them. Other beneficial supplements include S-adenosylmethionine, or SAM, a form of the muscle-strengthening, collagen-building amino acid methionine; boswellia a herbal remedy with anti-inflammatory properties; and niacinamide, a form of niacin( vitamin B3) that may be effective against arthritic back pain.

Narasimha Murthy Chaturvedula
Narasimha Murthy Chaturvedula
CLN Murthy did his M. Tech chemical engineering in NIT Warangal and worked as Scientist in the field of Modelling & Simulation in CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad and retired.


  1. it’s basically stretching or tearing of a muscle or a tissue connecting muscle to the tendon.
    Muscle Strains often occur in the lower back and in the muscle in the back of the thigh.
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    Muscle Strain And Lower Back Pain, it is imperative. Reading this post will make everyone feel better about the muscle Strain And Lower Back Pain.


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