Medicines For Back Pain – Vigorous Herbs
Tablets, drops, ointment or plasters? Chemical, herbal or homeopathic?
Vigorous Herbs introduce Herbal supplements for back pain, joint pain, bones, etc.
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For back pain, there is now a large selection of drugs available in various dosage forms.
Few of them meet the criteria of a holistic therapy that provides lasting freedom from symptoms. Most of them only aim for short-term, selective relief of the pain symptom or are perceived as beneficial.
So that you can find your way around the abundance of offers, here is an overview of the most common active ingredients and healing methods available without a prescription for back pain.
Almost everyone has taken a preparation from this class of substances in the course of their life. NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – are anti-inflammatory agents that fight pain-causing inflammation without the use of cortisone (steroid).
They inhibit certain endogenous substances, the prostaglandins. These hormones are released when there is inflammation and strain in the tissue and stimulate the nerves so that they send pain signals to the brain.
If the prostaglandins are blocked, fewer painful impulses arise. This category includes well-known active ingredients that are also used to lower fever, such as:
- Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)
Means of this category are suitable for quick, short-term control of the pain symptoms, but they do not target the cause of the pain or discomfort. They are neither holistic nor sustainable.
Due to possible side effects such as stomach pain, gastric mucosal inflammation, loss of appetite, diarrhea, or habituation effects, these agents should only be used after consulting a doctor or pharmacist and not permanently, but as briefly as possible. It is also important not to exceed the recommended daily dose.
Herbal pain relievers
In medicine, these agents are also called phytopharmaceuticals. In the active substances that z. B. obtained from plants via extraction or distillation.
Herbal medicines can be better tolerated than chemical preparations, but they too can have side effects or lead to intolerance reactions (e.g. allergies).
- Capsaicin-containing agentsCapsacain is found in various types of paprika (e.g. in chilies) and is responsible for the popular spiciness. If this substance gets on the skin, it causes burning and warming. The blood vessels widen and the affected area is supplied with more blood. The subsequent good blood circulation in the muscles relieves tension and the pain can decrease. Accordingly, medicines with capsaicin are preferably obtained for external use as a warming patch or as an ointment. Possible side effects are hypersensitivity reactions on the skin such as B. Wheal or blistering.
- Means with arnica extract protected mountain plant arnica (Arnica montana) contains essential oils, flavonoids, and coumarins. These ingredients can relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Most arnica preparations are available as ointments or oils that are applied directly to painful areas. The risk of allergies should be checked before use, especially in people who suffer from asters allergy.
- Means with willow bark extract allow bark (Salicis cortex) is also commonly referred to as “natural aspirin”. The active ingredient salicin obtained from it is converted into salicylic acid in the body and shows corresponding effects. Willow bark extract has an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory effect. Possible side effects include hypersensitivity reactions such as reddening of the skin and hives. Less often nausea and stomach pain (caused by the tannins contained in the willow bark). Asthmatics and allergy sufferers should avoid willow bark preparations.
- Means with devil’s claw extract made from the dried roots of the African devil’s claw (Harpagophytum procumbens), these agents have an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. They are available as tablets and as an ointment. Side effects are possible (diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting), the allergy risk should also be clarified. People with irritable bowel syndrome and duodenal ulcers should refrain from taking it.
- Means with comfrey root extractions made from the root of the comfrey (Symphytum officinale) have a pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effect and are usually available as ointments for external use. Taking this plant substance is not recommended as it can damage the liver.
Most herbal supplements also aim to reduce pain symptoms in the short term. They have an analgesic, pain-relieving, and anti-inflammatory effect, but not lasting. You should also not forget that herbal does not mean free of side effects. So it is better to ask the doctor and pharmacist.
The technical term for preparations in this category is dietary supplements or “supplementary balanced diet”. The terminology makes it clear that we are not dealing here with drugs that are assigned a specific area of application, but with foods that complement the general diet.
The means combine vitamins and minerals in different ways and dosages. These in turn are supposed to reduce inflammation (and thus pain) in the back. B. Strengthen bones and joints.