Capsaicin cream for back pain is a back pain relief product that has been used for many years to treat mostly muscular back ache. Capsaicin cream can be made from several different sources, including red peppers, bell peppers, pimentos, paprika, chili peppers and cayenne peppers. The hotter the source of the ingredients in the cream, the more effective it tends to be.
Some of the best creams that I have found exist in Southeast Asia, where cultivating the hottest chili peppers is a high art form. I love the idea of capsaicin treatment, since it is completely natural and will not interact with any other drugs or medications which may be utilized.
This dialog examines capsaicin as an active ingredient in topical pain relieving products, such as gels, ointments, balms, salves and creams.
Capsaicin for Back Pain Explained
Capsaicin is the active ingredient in hot peppers. It the chemical that creates the sensation of heat in these food items. However, this feeling of heat is merely an illusion. Capsaicin does not produce any actual warmth, nor does it cause any damage or injury, no matter how painfully spicy it may seem.
Substance P is a chemical that is released by the body when it feels pain. Capsaicin stimulates the release of substance P, even though there is no actual burn or injury. When there is a large release of substance P in an area, the body’s supply becomes depleted in that region. This is why acute pain typically fades after a short time. Repeated application of capsaicin will harmlessly deplete the supply of substance P in the area, leading to reduced pain transmission.
In essence, by utilizing capsaicin topical cream to use up all the substance P in the symptomatic area, the natural pain-inducing mechanism will not cause symptoms, or will only cause mild symptoms, until the body can replenish the supply of the pain transmitting chemical.
Uses of Capsaicin Cream for Back Pain
Capsaicin cream has been used to effectively fight several varieties of common back pain. The effects have been best in dealing with common back muscle pain, as well as some forms of spinal osteoarthritis. The cream has few, if any, side effects and can be used at home.
Other uses for capsaicin cream include it’s anti-itch and muscle relaxant qualities. It has been successfully used to treat psoriasis, shingles, diabetic nerve pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and has even been used as an ulcer prevention treatment.
Throughout Asia, the medicinal qualities of hot peppers have been known for many years. However, Western medicine is finally catching on to the amazing health applications of capsaicin and is investing money and time into researching additional uses for the substance.
Risks of Capsaicin Cream for Back Pain
The recommended instructions for capsaicin should always be followed carefully. Creams should be purchased from a reputable source to make sure that the concentration in not too strong, nor too weak. Capsaicin should not be used on broken skin. Make sure to keep the cream out of the eyes or other mucus membranes.
The cream can cause a burning sensation in the application area, similar to menthol or other topical analgesics. When used as directed, capsaicin should not create any significant risks and is ideal for those who prefer to use all-natural and non-pharmaceutical products to combat their pain.
It is a good idea to clear capsaicin use with your doctor prior to beginning to utilize any product to treat your back pain at home.
Advice on Using Capsaicin Cream
Capsaicin cream is an all natural back pain treatment and meets my full approval as a great option for common back pain relief. Be warned: this cream is for topical use only. Do not ingest it. Follow the directions carefully and hope that the power of capsaicin will help to eliminate your back pain condition.
Many quality creams can be found inexpensively in Asian supermarkets or from pharmacies in “Chinatown” districts throughout the world. Some of the best sources of quality capsaicin products are South China, Malaysia, Indonesia and especially Thailand.
Some patients have even been able to manufacture their own effective creams using basic pharmacy cream base ingredients and fresh capsaicin derived from a diversity of hot peppers.