Dorsalgia or back pain is a common complaint among adults. It restricts movement and activities. Moreover, it disrupts important occasions and economic productivity. According to Doctors Patel and Ogle of the University of Kansas Medical Center, although a lot of people complain about this type of pain, it is harmless in 90 out of a hundred percent of patients who suffer from it.

Back pain can be acute, sub acute or chronic. The temporal intervals being used to gauge these are from 3 to 6 months from the onset of pain. It can also be consistent or sporadic, pulsating or radiating to different back parts. Back pain may be either of the following: neck pain, middle back pain or lower back pain.

Although common, it is hard to pinpoint the exact cause of this common malady. A medical practitioner may find it unnecessary for a patient to undergo laboratory tests and other similar procedures, unless the patient in question has a history of cancer or is experiencing other symptoms that may be signals of a potential life-threatening condition.

Pain management used to be treated through special medication, rest and surgery, but natural remedies for back pain are now becoming more and more popular. Some prescription drugs may be in the form of and bought over the counter like topical patches, creams, ointments, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen; while some drugs can only be administrated by medical professionals (injectables).

Despite the fact that prescription drugs are fast-acting and more convenient in our busy world today, more people opt for natural remedies for their pain in the back because they are treatment minus the side effects drugs can cause.

Alternative remedies for chronic pain include exercise, massages, hot and cold compress, diet management, acupuncture, herbal medicine and food supplements. Specialized exercise programs help you improve your posture and sharpen your bodyily awareness. Core-strengthening programs and movement therapies are highly recommended ways for your work out.

We are all going to love this: massage. Yes, a massage with your local physical therapist or your spa masseuse can relate that aching pain in your back. Do not ask anyone to do the job, because applying the wrong form of pressure can worsen your condition. Acupuncture is also said to be relaxing and pain-relieving, and if you are alone, just get an ice pack and a heat pad.

Food intake is important as well. Watching what you eat counts. Take in more of that Vitamin D and Magnesium. Love the sun and eat those greens! Herbal medicines and food supplements are taken orally, usually before or after meals. They are usually made up of plant and fruit extracts.

Back pain is common, so instead of taking in drugs which usually have side effects, opt for healthier and safer remedies to treat that ache.