I started using Boswellia for 2 herniated discs in my lower back 3 months back.
I take one capsule twice a day along with a turmeric curcumin supplement. Very helpful, took a couple of weeks to get relief. May try White Willow and Devil's Claw as I read those help too with pain reduction.
I woke up with very bad back pain after a crazy hard exercise class at the gym and could barely get myself out of bed because my lower back was in a complete spasm. I had Boswellia which I was giving to my dog for his arthritis and started taking it twice a day. After 3 days the pain went away completely. 350mg 2x a day. Every so often my low back acts up again and I go back to boswellia for about a week.
I am so happy to have found this castor oil remedy that I wish I could get the WORLD on board with it!!!! After going to doctor's, chiropracters using exercise, yoga, stretching, motrin, muscle relaxers to boot; I finally have something that truly deals with the symptoms for an injured lower back which flares up from time to time as well as neck and shoulder soreness which leads to significant tightness and discomfort.
My symptoms have been significantly reduced and my painful days are few and far between and I do not even use the full castor oil pack method as right now I do not have a heating pad...I improvised with a warm wet rag and a microwaveable bean bag and I am feeling much, much better than I ever have before. Typically during my menstrual cycle I am plagued by a lower back throbbing and discomfort and this month it is very minimal if anything at all and this is amazing!!!!
I also tried it out for bruising and again it worked wonders on cutting down on bruise life as well as soreness, discoloration (most of my bruising lasts at least a week but with castor oil right away it's perhaps 2 days and with more time passing before I get to it perhaps around 3.5 days.....WOW!!!!
If I could I would bathe in castor oil each and every day!!!!
Cayenne pepper cured my coccyx pain that came on after a prolapsed lower disc, read up on cayenne on this site.
My 19 year old son was having lower back pain. He does lawncare and other jobs that are pretty physical. He uses his back a lot. He didn't really remember hurting it.
I made an appointment for him with my chiropractor.
Meanwhile, one night his room was really hot so he slept in the guest room. The next day his back wasn't hurting like usual. The mattress he had was on the newer side and the guest room mattress was an older one (thought probably expensive) that had been my dad's. We switched mattresses. His back pain continued to be much less.
I took him to my chiropractor anyway. She says he has some mild scoliosis.
So, I think the work he does and his scoliosis contribute to his back pain risk and a bed that didn't work for him made it all much worse.
Just changing the bed made a huge difference.
I once slept on a bad mattress for a week on vacation and had significant hip pain for a year.
So, the moral of the story is, if you have back pain, consider your bed!
~Mama to Many~
I have been suffering with back pain for well over 20 yrs, I am second youngest of 7 children, I have always been active, and am of average weight 13stone 6ft tall, my problem is I feel constant discomfort in my lower back , and often go into spasm which can be agonising. my spine twists out of shape and I find it very difficult to stand or sit, and am constantly going from one to the other for a few minutes at a time . but as I stated at the beginning, I am 1 of 7 children , my mother sadly deceased was also very active up until the age of 88, and suffered exactly the same symptoms as myself, my brother who was an excellent amateur footballer and fitness fanatic, is exactly the same as me, I have 3 sisters one sadly deceased, exactly the same as me, I have been seeing doctors and telling them my symptoms and those of my family, but it seems to fall on deaf ears and I get the impression these doctors assume its lack of exercise, I've tried physio and but it has no lasting effect on my condition, and a few hours after a session the pain is still the same , I've also been in casualty when the pain has been at its worst and received morphine injections, can anyone tell me if this could be a genetic condition, and offer any advice.
(Fountain Inn, Sc)
Chronic Back Pain Remedies
Hi. My husband has been suffering chronic back pain for over a year and a half. He is in pain every single day and has to stop and rest every day when we walk the dog. Sometimes he is walking and stoops over to try and minimize the pain. When he stands too long in the kitchen he has to go sit down and rest. The closest description I have been able to get from him through reading types of pain is sciatica. He injured his back at work a year and a half ago and has not had a day without pain since. He refuses to go and see a doctor so I try what I can but am not sure if any supplements can help what he has. Not sure if it has anything to do with foods he eats. He does not sleep well, is tired all the time and usually needs a restful period every afternoon. I do not know what type of injury he has without a proper diagnosis. He also suffers from excess mucus after eating which I doubt has anything to do with his back pain. He actually had that problem before the injury. I have tried him on several things but he gets impatient if he does not experience immediate relief. The best he feels is if he has a bath with epsom salts and then rests on the bed. I have recently added magnesium citrate pills at doses of 500 mg but as yet he has not seen any improvement. I also increased his vitamin D since he has several symptoms of vitamin D deficiency, he has dark skin, suffers SAD in the winter time. Are any of these things related? Is there anything else I can do to help without a doctor or chiropractor's visit? I tried to get him to do the castor oil packs but he had no patience with that. I tried candied ginger slices which he tried for 1-2 days and then found them useless. Like I said, if he doesn't feel immediate relief it is hard to try natural remedies with him. Any advise please?
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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(Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada)
I tried the clove oil on spine to relieve chronic back pain, which I think might be caused by a virus. After a couple of days, I have experienced tremendous relief. I feel quite limber and much better than I have for years. Thanks to Ted and Earth Clinic for all you do!
(Bangkok , Thailand)
This is my go to site for all things natural cures. It's an awesome site. Was having lower back pain for a week now. Even took my heating pad to work and used it almost all day. Definitely helped, but the pain kept lingering. So I came to good ole EC for help. I rubbed my back with coconut oil and OMG, my pain was gone! I am dumbfounded!! I thought that people were just saying that. How could that be true? But trust me, it's so true. Thank you EC for all your wisdom.
I was at a point I could not stand up or walk for one day. Ten minutes after I ate one teaspoon of virgin coconut oil and gentle massage with it I managed to walk again because the pain wasn't extreme and the lower back muscles started to relax. So I continue taking it two teaspoons and two gentle massages per day with mild improvement. I tried strong massage but had my condition deteriorated although I didn't felt pain during the massage.
In spite of the fact that I did very often the McKenzie stretches (like a cobra) it didn't help me at all and for a few minutes I felt more pain after the stretch. I even done these stretches before I was unable to walk. Now I found this video of a doctor explaining that if the herniation of the disc is too sideways an alternation of the McKenzie stretches must be done:
I've done this and I had no added pain after that but the following days will show if these will calm the pain quicker.
I've read the post about the ball point pen technique and tend to agree that lower back muscles must be stretched and exercised in order to prevent severe back pain. I've tried the swing bar for exercising to prevent back pain but it didn't and had several other lower incidents of back pain. It doesn't have the resistance to train inner abdominals or gain height in the intervertebral disc realising tension as the manufacturer claims by researching. Laying on the floor with the head down and trying repeatingly to raise the upper torso and feet is a good exersise for lower back muscles.
I've tried capsaicin ointment and can cover the pain for one or two days but then I got used to it and it didn't helped with the healing at all.
Re: Coccyx Pain
I woke up with terrible back pain a few days ago. Taking paracetamol (like acetaminophen) and ibuprofen eased it enough to allow me to stiffly walk out of the house.
I was doubtful about the coconut oil cure, but tried it anyway since I had some in the house. Like many others, the pain went away almost instantly. I felt about 70-80% better within the hour, and it got better after two hours. I need to reapply it before sleeping, but it works very well. I still feel some stiffness, but I can walk and bend a lot.
I also took a bath using magnesium flakes, which helped a lot.
I'm amazed that coconut oil worked, but it did. I had horrible back pain after doing the plank for 3 minutes which was 30 seconds longer than I should have done). I paid the price for my competitiveness and my back got so stiff and painful had been that way for well over a week. After finding this remedy on Earth Clinic I'm delighted to report that the pain has eased and my back feels looser. There is still stiffness and some pain, but it is way better and it seemed to work almost instantly. Thank you Earth Clinic!
Along with coconut oil mix in peppermint oil and rub on back. See miracle. Pain will go away instantly.
After being up all night with pulled back muscle, I ended up calling out of work. Couldn't get out of bed without excruciating pain. Muscle relaxers did nothing. Saw your posts about coconut oil and thought I'd give it a try. Wow! Within a few minutes I could move around. This is now my new remedy for back pain. Love it!
I'd used coconut oil on my reluctant husband about a year ago and his back pain, much to our surprise, went away instantly. I tried it today, finally, on myself and within 5 minutes -- pain is gone. Really! Gone!
I'm now doing research as to why this works! It's a miracle -- that pain was starting to bother me.
(Ireland, County Carlow)