People seek various methods to relieve pain. The best alternative that is out there is usually the one which has little to no side effects and does not involve any invasive procedures. Let us take back pain as a prime example. Any person can suffer from either acute or chronic back pain at some point in their lives. Acute pain usually lasts between 2-4 weeks while chronic pain can last anywhere from 1 month to more than 3 months depending on the severity of the condition. The prognosis usually requires the patient to undergo some form of medical treatment to alleviate the underlying causes of the pain.

A backache can literally put you out of commission for a good while depending on the severity so the quicker that you can get it solved the better off you are. People are seeking for what is safe for their bodies with no dangerous side effects.

To date herbs are the best method to treat issues related to backaches. Both oils to be used as external applications and pills to be taken orally can be acquired from a herbal doctor or a highly recommended health food store. Something as simple as having a cup of chamomile tea 3 times a day can help the muscles relax thus providing necessary relief for any pains that a person may be experiencing. Topical applications can be done with things that you can get at your regular grocery store as well. Cayenne pepper is worth its weight in gold when it comes to relief. An application of this marvelous pain inhibitor will do the trick. Good old apple cider can also be massaged into the affected areas and provide sufficient relief. Other herbs that provide natural pain relief are winter cherry, hawthorn and dog-rose.

Do you ever recall soaking your tired feet in an Epsom salt bath? Well remember the relief that followed. This can actually be used to alleviate back pain as well. In fact it can be used in conjunction with the application of cold and hot packs. Have your bath first and apply the packs after.

There are just so many natural methods that can be applied to relieve pain! Nature has gifted us with too many to mention. Even garlic which some scoff at can provide some relief if a clove is taken per day with water. Garlic is a natural source of anti-oxidants. It can even be applied to the affected area as an ointment. Natural pain relief methods can and will get rid of pain.