If You Ran The Zoo: Three Natural Remedies To Reduce Back Pain After A Day Of Running After Children

Running after small children all day can take a toll on your body. Just when everything settles and your children are in bed, that's when the pain starts. You feel it in your lower back and it travels all the way up to your neck. This pain can make it difficult to sleep. Luckily, there are a few quick and easy tricks that will help reduce the pain in your lower back, helping you to relax and get the sleep you earned.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile tea is not only a great stress reducer, it is also a great pain reliever. The natural healing properties that are in chamomile tea reduce the amount of tension that your muscles and tissue are experiencing from running around all day.

You can turn chamomile tea into a hot compress that you apply directly to your lower back. Soak three tea bags in hot water for ten minutes. Remove the bags and wrap them in a warm, wet washcloth. Apply the cloth to your lower back and apply pressure. The tea will soak into your skin and take away the tension that is building up in your lower back.


Ginger is often a go-to remedy for many homemade pain solutions. This is because ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and will reduce the inflammation in your muscle tissue.

You can turn ginger into a paste and give your lower back a deep tissue massage. Mix two tablespoons of ginger and ten drops of eucalyptus oil together in a small bowl to form a paste. The eucalyptus oil will help work out the tightness you are experiencing in your lower back. Once you have created a paste, massage a liberal amount into your lower back. For maximum pain relief, you have add an extra five to ten drops of eucalyptus oil into the mix.

Pinto Beans

Pinto beans don't have any natural healing properties on their own; however, they can be used to make your own homemade heating pad. Take an old sock and fill it with dry pinto beans. Tie the top of the sock into knot and heat it in the microwave for no more than two minutes. If you heat it for more than two minutes, it could burn yourself and it will emit a pretty horrid smell. When you take it out of the microwave, apply the sock to your back and apply light pressure. If you don't happen to have dry pinto beans in your cupboard, you can use rice as a substitute.

Being a parent definitely has its effects on your body, one of which is constant back pain. If you can't sleep because of the aching in your lower back, use one of the methods listed above to relieve some of the tension. Within a few minutes, you will be relaxed enough to get a good night's sleep.

For professional help with pain relief, talk to a group like Southwest Florida Neurosurgical Associates.