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Natural Remedies for Back Pain

Coconut Oil

19 User Reviews
5 star (17) 
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4 star (1) 
  5%
1 star (1) 
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Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 02/02/2014
5 out of 5 stars

For the past three days my husband has been complaining of back pain. I have asked several times to allow me to apply coconut oil to his back. "I don't want my back to be greasy." He said. This morning I finally managed to get him to allow me to rub some on his back. It absorbed into his skin leaving no residue. I also opened a can of coconut milk and mixed it with ginger ale for him to drink. I left at approximately 7:00 this morning to get my mother some emergency groceries. We had bad weather moving into Oklahoma City and she had no food in the house. When I walked in the house about an 1 1/2 hours later he was asleep. When he woke up three hours later I could tell the grimace was gone from his face. "How do you feel?" I asked. He gave me the so-so hand, but I could tell he was doing a lot better. So much that half an hour later he went outside and scraped the ice off his car! Once again EC has come to the rescue. I hope the effects last. I will come back and update if there are any changes.

Replied by Prioris
(Fl, Usa)
02/02/2014

Just be aware that coconut milk has toxins in it but not a big deal if used occasionally. Best way to drink coconut milk if you take a kit is buy the coconut cream concentrate and add water to make your own. It will have a grainier taste than store bought but more healthy.

Replied by Elizabeth
(Omaha, NE)
04/04/2016

How much and how often should I rub organic virgin coconut oil on 89 year old mom?

Replied by Mmsg
(Somewhere, Europe)
04/05/2016

Elizabeth, it's not a set science. Just do it! Try with a teaspoon morning and night. It can't hurt.


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Posted by Bonnie (Ravenna, Ohio) on 06/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I use the extra virgin coconut every day, for skin, cooking and back pain. I also take 1 TB a day. Good luck.


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Posted by Kimberly (Fl, Usa) on 09/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered wih back pain off & on for years. Have used various remedies on this site. I STAY in pain. My husband rubbed the coconut oil on my back and instantly the heat & pain eased up. I've had to repeat it several more times today, but the relief is aweome. Thank you to whom-ever knew the rub coconut oil on for pain and posted it! Thumbs up for coconut oil!


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Posted by Morgan (Henderson, Usa-48 Contiguous States) on 09/05/2012
1 out of 5 stars

I have a deformed transverse vertebrae, from time to time it pinches a nerve in my low back and I am in severe pain for 1-2 weeks until I can manage to get several massages, stretch, etc. I read on this website that coconut oil works well for such a problem, so I decided to give it a try. I have used many other remedies on this site with great success, unfortunately it was not the case with the coconut oil. I purchased high quality organic coconut oil at whole foods, rubbed it very liberally on the effected area, to no avail. The pain is still very much there. At least my mom can use the coconut oil for her hypothyroidism, otherwise it would have been a complete waste of money!

Replied by Tinydancer
(Dayton, Oh)
09/05/2012

What about a castor oil pack on your back? I don't have the same issues that you have but I do have back pain from time to time and the castor oil pack and heating pad gets me back in gear. Check EC remedies for how to do it.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai, Maharashtra, India)
09/06/2012
190 posts

Hi Morgan, I can appreciate your problem. I would like to suggest you to try Magnesium Oil, it will surely help you and if possible you can mix DMSO 80% in the ratio of 50:50 with Magnesium Oil and just apply on the area where pain is. It has been used successfully and has earlier been reported on this site. Baldev


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Posted by Mark (Toccoa, Ga - Georgia) on 01/26/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had back pain for several years, of course sometimes worse than others. I was just looking through ec and ran across coconut oil for back pain. Mine is constant enough I toss and turn all night, and can't sit in same position for more than few minutes. I thought why not try the co even though I was skeptical I really had nothing to lose. I applied to my lower back before bed and sure enough pain eased off tremendously, probably 70-80%, I couldn't believe it. Next three nights I applied coconut oil before bed and I haven't tossed and turned at all. I don't know why it worked for me and am curious as to how. I don't know long term results but am definitley satisfied with the short term.


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Posted by Penny (Jackson, TN, USA) on 12/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised it worked! Every winter I suffer with lower back pain. I read about the coconut oil and had some so I thought well I'll try it (I didn't expect it to work) I was so surprised my back pain was gone within minutes I mean no pain! this is wonderful lol. I just took about a small amount maybe teaspoon full in my hand and rubbed it on my back...now I'm a happy camper! Thanks for the tip. Penny in TN


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Posted by Donald (Houston, Texas) on 09/06/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have been having lower back pain for the last 4 days that was very aggrevating and I was walking bent over with a shuffling motion. I read that Coconut Oil could possible be a treatment. I purchase the liquid Coconut Oil in the vitamin section of the local Wal Mart. Ureka!! Within 10 seconds after applying a liberal portion of the Coconut oil, the pain was simple gone. This was a simple miracle. I also took 250 mg of Magnesium and a teaspoon of Baking Soda in water. Please, Please, pass this on to someone you know that has pain.

Replied by Sceptic
(Atlanta, Ga)
06/19/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I was ready to destroy you with a pissed off response, but 10-15 sec later.... whoa?!!! I don't know what is going on, or how it happens, or if it's a placebo effect, but the pain went away.

I started taking about a couple tablespoons at the start and end of the day. The pain isn't totally gone, but it dropped significantly (maybe 8 to a 4). I tried to make it hurt because I couldn't believe it, I succeeded, but it wasn't quite as painful pre coconut oil. I rubbed more on and pain dropped again. I really don't know how it works, but I'm just thankful. 10-15 seconds, I can't believe it.


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Posted by Erin (Naperville, IL) on 08/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut oil is wonderful for back pain! I hurt my back the day before leaving for vacation and worried all morning about it. I tried using the heating pad, the massager, taking some ibuprofren (my last resort), but nothing helped. A few hours later, I gave my dog a treat with coconut oil on it (which she loves) and as I was scooping it out, I took a bit of the coconut oil for myself. About 10 minutes later, I felt almost no pain and I began to wonder why. Could it be the coconut oil? I checked it out online and found some people who said they had success with it for back pain, so I took more. I am so pleased with how good I feel and how quickly it worked! I am taking it on my trip with me now and will always do so in the future!


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Posted by Neicy (Philadelphia, PA) on 04/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Coconut Oil for back pain. I was in severe back pain for 6 days. I also had the flu for the first time. Today, I decided to look on earth clinic for something, anything that would make me back feel better. I had the heating pad on my back every day. I would alternate with ice packs. The ice packs helped a little. I saw that someone ate coconut cookies and it made their back feel better. I have coconut oil. Right away a took a nice amount in my hand and rubbed in my lower back and within 10 minutes the pain was gone. I've had the cure for my pain here the whole time. I also took 2 pain pills but I think the coconut oil worked right away. I'm feel so much better. I love this site!!!!!


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Posted by Khristina (The Bronx, New York) on 05/16/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I had back pain that was constant. I ate some coconut macroon cookies and my back pain was gone. At first I didn't know that coconut was good for anything, but I found it quite curious that my back pain was suddenly gone after having ate those cookies. I reseached and found that coconut is used in cures. So now I use coconut oil in everything. Especially if back pain comes up in conversation, I say 'take coconut oil or get the cookies'!


Coconut Oil and Oregano OIl

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
  100%


Posted by Olddude (Tn) on 05/11/2018 21 posts
5 out of 5 stars

For back pain, we use oil of oregano oil, 6 drops added to 1/4 cup of coconut oil. Massage in and pain is gone in 5 min...


Cod Liver Oil

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
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Posted by Wendy (London, England) on 03/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm surprised by the Weston Price 2010 article which says cod liver oil is poison.

My husband had severe back pain to the point where he could hardly walk when he was around 30. He read at the time that cod liver oil would be beneficial so he started to take a dessertspoon full each day and within 3 months the pain was gone. He was some twenty or so years later, diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis through a problem with he eye which caused the back pain.

I won't say he never had another twinge but I could count on one hand the times this has happened. He has continued with the cod liver oil everyday of his life since and he is now 72 years of age.

I too take a capsule as I couldn't take it off the spoon. I am 68 and thank God I also can still get around without any arthritis.

I will take the point of Vit A interfering with Vit D as I personally have problems with chronic coughing and are upping my dose of Vit D to 4,000 IU per day and haven't been doing it long but have noticed a difference.


Copper

2 User Reviews
5 star (1) 
  50%
1 star (1) 
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Posted by Ani (Ontario, Canada) on 04/02/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Wearing a copper bracelet can significantly help with arthritis, back pain, aches and joint pains. My parents swear by it. In fact my dad makes jewelry and after he discovered that copper helped him with his bad back pain he started making copper bracelets for sale. He has been selling them for over 15 years and the personal testimonials he's heard are remarkable. The amount that it helps is individual of course and varies but most people feel at least SOME improvement while others say they experience DRAMATIC improvement. In any case it's cheap to try and can't do any harm. I'm surprised copper wasn't posted before and curious to read other people's experiences with this.

Replied by Magnolia16
(Virginia)
10/27/2016

Just yesterday, there was an article in the Norfolk, Va newspaper about a major hospital using copper in their sheets and bedrails in some of their units to study the effects of lowering infections such as mrsa - before the results are completely studied, they reported a reduction in the infections.

Replied by Alex
(Thessaloniki)
08/07/2018
1 out of 5 stars

I wore a copper bracelet for about 2 months every night and it did nothing about my herniated disc.


Cupping Therapy

1 User Review
4 star (1) 
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Posted by Alex (Thessaloniki, Greece) on 05/21/2018
4 out of 5 stars

I've just tried cupping. After severe back pain and not being able to walk for two days I have no longer severe pain in the nerve but even after many days my muscles in the lower back and my glutes ate very tight and with spasms sometimes if I get up fast.

Buying the cupping kit on ebay is cheap. I bought the one that the pump hasn't got a long plastic tube. I put some coconut oil on my lower back for better suction. I also put some coconut oil on the joints betweenthe pump the and the cups in order to enter and eject the cups easily. I definetly felt my muscles and the area being pulled off and some relaxation and a pleasant feeling afterwards but I need more testing and repeating the methods more days. I cupped for 10 minutes. If suctions leaves some marks on the skin they will dissapear in 2-3 days.

Replied by Alex
(Thessaloniki)
05/22/2018

I've forgotten to mention that cupping just above the disc herniation might not be a good idea because I don't know if the suction pulls out the herniation even more.


Dietary Changes

1 User Review
5 star (1) 
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Posted by James (Countryside, Ga) on 05/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Had back pain, Chronic but not acute for 30+ years started making homemade beef bone broth and consuming at least 8 oz per day. after 2 months no more chronic back pain.

Also recommend Dr. D'Amado's book Eat right 4 your type.



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