Many of us are familiar with the popular spice, turmeric. Aside from making dishes taste amazing, it is an excellent natural alternative for the treatment of back pain and inflammation.
A great deal of the pain associated with back problems is due to high levels of inflammation in the body. Most people turn to non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen or aspirin, however, regular use of these medications is associated with significant, very serious side effects (like a bleeding stomach).
The evidence is growing that curcumin, the substance in tumeric, should take a bigger role in the human diet for its ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and lipid lowering agent.