A condition in which there are deteriorative changes in facet joints and inter-vertebral discs which cause pain in the lower portion of the back is known as lumbar spondylitis. There are certain factors which can cause lumbar spondylitis such as aging, injury, slippage of vertebra, chemical and biological changes which cause the deterioration of the tissues all over the body. Some of the common symptoms of lumbar spondylitis are heaviness or stress in foot, legs and back, tingling, muscle spasms and pain.
There are several home remedies for lumbar spondylitis which are simple and are quite safe to use without ant risk of side effects. Some of the popular home remedies for lumbar spondylitis which are being used since a very long time and have proved to be quite effective in many cases are:
1. One of the effective home remedies for lumbar spondylitis is to do stretch band exercise on daily basis. All you need to do is take one end of the band in right hand and other end under the right foot. Now stretch this band until it reaches to the height of the shoulder. Repeat this process ten times and then use your left foot and left hand to do this stretching exercise. It is best to do this set five times.
2. Another effective home remedy is to use cold or hot packs on the affected region of your body. It increases the blood circulation and improves the elasticity of the affected area. Warm mustard oil is very effective in reducing the pain. This will give you instant relief from the pain and will make you feel better.
3. Yoga is also very helpful in treating lumbar spondylitis. Yoga postures such as bhujangasana and shalabhasana help in giving strength and flexibility to the lower back ligaments and muscles.