One of the most common reasons for missed work, back pain will likely affect as many as 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. One possible solution for low back pain is cayenne, a type of spicy pepper rich in a pain-reducing substance called capsaicin.
When applied topically, cayenne has been found to fight back pain in several studies. It's thought that the capsaicin found in cayenne may offer relief by inhibiting certain neurons involved in creating sensations of pain.
In other research, alternative therapies like yoga, massage, and acupuncture have also been found to tame low back pain. Additionally, keeping physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking, and following a balanced diet may help both treat and prevent back pain problems. Continue to the article: Cayenne for Back Pain.