strained my upper back...please suggest anything that could help

Lifted my bed ridden grandmother to help my mother by giving her a bath and ended up hurting my upper back…it hurts horribly and do not have medical unsurance, is there anything i can do??? To alleviate the back pain?

  • Apply a cold pack (bag of ice) to the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Apply at least three times a day in first couple of days.

  • After the first couple of days, apply heat for up to 15 minutes at a time by using heating pad it may help you relax those stubborn muscle spasms.

  • Rub the painful area of the back with garlic oil which is effective for relieving the pain. The oil is prepared by frying 10 cloves of garlic in 60 ml of mustard oil or sesame oil on a slow fire till the garlic turn brown. Then, the cooled oil should be applied vigorously on the back, and allowed to remain there for 2 or 3 hours. Take a warm bath afterwards.