If you suffer from PMS back pain, you should know that it is common and that there are things you can do to relieve it.
That’s right, whether you have dull or sharp PMS back pain, you can get rid of it – and even better there are natural treatments that you can use.
Let’s take a closer look at how to alleviate PMS Back Pain.
Luckily for you, back pain treatment has improved since Victorian times.
Back then, there were worries that menstruation may cause temporary insanity, which left many women worried about being locked up and their children having to fend for themselves.
These worries sent women looking for a cure for back aches. If women did complain about back pain a heated stone was wrapped in muslin and applied to the area. In addition, a sprig of lavender might be wrapped around the heated stone and then applied to the painful area.
Today, the heated stone has given way to newer, safer treatments.
Here are five ways to treat back pain naturally:
1. Take Vitamin D
Vitamin D not only treats back pain but also helps with menstrual cramps. You could take Vitamin D with calcium, phosphorus and magnesium as these minerals work well together to relieve menstrual cramps that are related to back pain. In fact, cramps are often a sign that the body is lacking in certain minerals.
2. Take Vitamin B Complex
While maybe not the first thing people think of when trying to relieve menstrual back pain, Vitamin B Complex actually is very beneficial. Several of the B Vitamins promote spinal health and replenish deficiencies and make you feel better.
3. Take Folic Acid
Folic Acid, which is included in the B Complex, may help reduce back pain. It also helps prevent birth defects in the spine and lip/palate area. There are several foods that are high in Folic Acid, including bananas, avocados, oranges, papayas and cantaloupes. As for meats, liver is high in folic acid.
4. Take Vitamin E
Vitamin E is required by muscles to function properly. If your back muscles lack Vitamin E it can result in back pain.
5. Apply heat
Turns out they may not have been that far off in the old days with their heated stone treatment. A heating pad applied to a sore area can provide relief. Use the pad for 15 to 20 minutes, then remove it. Leaving a heating pad on too long could cause a burn.
Here’s a bonus tip for relieving back pain – take a Period Vitamin regularly. Period Vitamin is rich in the vitamins and minerals you need to feel your best and can help ensure you don’t develop deficiencies which can result in PMS symptoms, including back pain.