Use ginger: There are good reasons to eat ginger even when you’re not doubled over. Another natural aspirin impersonator and anti-inflammatory, it can offer relief from migraines, arthritis pain, and muscle aches. Make ginger tea by placing sliced, peeled gingerroot in boiling water and letting it steep for 15 minutes. For ginger lemonade, combine grated gingerroot, lemon juice, and honey with ice water.
Eat salmon, herring, sardines: Eating fish low in mercury and high in omega-3 fatty acids can help relieve back pain. Omega-3s help by improving blood flow and tamping down inflammation in blood vessels and nerves.
Take turmeric: This essential curry spice has anti-inflammatory properties, courtesy of a substance called curcumin. Turmeric can protect the body from tissue destruction and joint inflammation and also preserve good nerve cell function.
Eat yoghurt: Several bacterial strains that are often in yogurt reduce pain, inflammation, and bloating. Look for a brand with “live and active cultures.”
Drink coffee: Coffee delivers a one-two punch by reducing pain-promoting compounds and amplifying the effect of other pain relievers too. However, don’t drink too much.
Eat hot peppers: The same peppers that singe your tongue and bring tears to your eyes can take away pain. An ingredient in hot peppers called capsaicin does the trick by stimulating nerve endings and depleting a chemical that relays pain signals. The hotter the pepper, the more capsaicin it contains.