British doctors have named a familiar spice, which, according to the results of numerous scientific studies, perfectly relieves back pain. We are talking about hot cayenne pepper, which has a powerful analgesic effect.
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As the doctors of Bupa Cromwell Hospital explained in one of the British TV broadcasts, pain in the lumbar spine is divided into two categories – non-specific and specific. The first type is more common and has no specific reason. The second is less common, but manifests itself as a result of injury or back injury. Non-specific pain becomes less severe over time, and the capsaicin contained in cayenne pepper will help alleviate it. This compound has powerful analgesic effects, as evidenced by the results of 14 scientific studies. As the authors of the scientific work explained, the action of capsaicin is explained by the fact that it reduces the amount of substance P, which transmits pain signals to the brain.
This compound is most effective in osteoarthritis. Moreover, both the use of cayenne pepper inside during meals and when using ointments containing capsaicin helps to reduce pain in this disease. At the same time, British doctors recommended not to forget about the importance of physical activity. If earlier doctors advised lying more during pain, now there is evidence that special exercises help to recover faster, and people who lead an active lifestyle and play sports generally have back problems much less often.