In general, when considering the pain that comes with your menstrual period, it's easy to focus in on the cramps and forget everything else exists. However, for many women, the cramps are nothing in comparison to the lower back pain that can hang around before, during, and after your period; if you don't want to pop a bunch of over-the-counter painkillers – or if you have and you've still got pain – then it can be hard to find a pain management remedy for this uncomfortable fact of your period. So if you're looking for a few natural remedies for lower back pain caused by your period, then here's what you need to know.
Known to prevent muscle spasms and contractions, chamomile tea is the perfect, feel-good natural remedy for lower back pain during your period. While you should keep your consumption to a moderate amount each day (somewhere between three to five cups is generally considered the limit), chamomile tea is perfect for soothing pain both via its heat (which can calm muscle pains) and its anti-contraction properties. If you're not a fan of the taste, you can also get your chamomile in capsules, available at most local health stores and some supermarkets in the supplement aisle.
White Willow Bark
Possibly the most famous and the most popular of all natural lower back pain remedies (it was used by both the Greeks and the indigenous peoples in America for this purpose), white willow bark is basically like a natural form of aspirin (due to its active ingredient salicin, which is an aspirin-like substance), helping to cut down on both pain and inflammation within the body. Generally, higher doses of white willow bark tend to be more effective than lower doses in relieving lower back pain – somewhere around 240mg seems to be the sweet spot for relieving pains without suffering adverse side effects.
St. John's Wort
Just the name makes it seem like it would bless you in order to cure any ailing – and you'd probably be right in assuming just that. St. John's Wort is one of the most common cures for inflammation, which a lot of lower back pain presents as. While you shouldn't use St. John's Wort if you're nursing, it's generally a safe supplement to help rid you of your lower back pain, especially if you use the herb to make a tea, rather than guessing on its dosage in capsule form.Share
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