How to Use DMSO for Back Pain

| Modified: Apr 27, 2021
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Below, Earth Clinic readers explain how to use DMSO to alleviate back pain fast!

5 User Reviews



Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 04/04/2021
5 out of 5 stars

After taking Xrays with my first chiropractor after a bad fall, he showed me how I had almost no cushioning between my discs and that he estimated I had 6 more months without pain before I felt it. Well, 5 1/2 months later I had what felt like a toothache on each side of my lower back. I was like, "hell to the no" and ran for my DMSO bottle.

I like to use it straight and not watered down. I use a thin layer of Castor Oil first as it is the only oil viscous enough to protect the skin. I started with 7 drops on each side, 2x per day. DMSO actually heals on a molecular level, so I needed less and less as time went on.

A few weeks ago I was telling a friend about what DMSO did for me, and suddenly realized I had not put any DMSO on my back in 2 months! So from now on, I will just apply a "maintenance dose" 1x a month to keep things good. So, know how much you started with and be prepared to cycle down by either using fewer drops per treatment or skipping days, etc. It's not like a big Harma med where you have to take it forever and usually need more to get the same result, DMSO is the opposite!!

Happy healing, everybody!

Replied by Linda
(Nashville, TN)
04/09/2021

Does DSMO actually help discs repair themselves? Have you had an x-ray that shows changes in your back, or is DMSO just changing the nerves that are signaling pain?


Back Pain
Posted by Nancy (Tennessee) on 02/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've used DMSO for years; I'm 73 now. The best is from Dr. Jacob's lab. He researched it for 50 years an F now is 93 and healthy. Make sure to put it on clean skin as it's absorbed and takes other things with it. I take it in my orange juice and externally. It is today modern miracle like aspirin was a century ago. I'm a retired chemistry teacher.so I am aware of chemical uses. I've read every book I could find and watched videos on YouTube. My dog jerked her leash and me and caused me some terrible back and arm pain. I'm getting better using the DMSO directly on the pain areas. It gets rid of inflammation which causes lots of pain. It is absorbed by cells and repairs them if they are damaged including precancerous ones. It's faboulous! Every ambulance should have it.

Replied by Jill
(WI)
04/07/2021

Nancy, what product from Dr. Jacob's do you use? He has many listed on his website.


Back Pain
Posted by Man (Sojouring America) on 04/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had very sore muscles in my back recently from labour and I applied the DMSO gel by hand to my lower and upper back, then I put on by a roller cayenne extract after about 5 minutes. The results: The best heat pad in on the earth. It felt wonderful all day long. It was like an electric heat pad that I could walk around with all day.

DMSO comes from trees.


Back Pain
Posted by Matt (Millbrook, Ny) on 12/26/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I had slept on a bad mattress for one night too many. I woke up one day with sharp pains in my back. It made work very difficult, but I figured it would eventually go away on it's own. No dice. One day, after a week of back pain, I took about 1/2 teaspoon of DMSO to help my immune system recover after Lyme. I didn't realize it at first, but the back pain was gone within hours (probably sooner), and it NEVER came back! I even slept on that bad mattress again! lol not smart...

I should also add that some people are very sensitive to the smell of DMSO, and I "offended" at least one person.

Replied by Sher
(Jackson, Ca)
04/05/2013

I just purchased DMSO 99.99% Pharma solvent grade which says it is odor less from a company named 21st Century Chemical on Ebay. I have not tried it yet. I must admit I never have heard of odor less DMSO. The company has been registered on ebay since 2006.

Replied by Man
(Sojouring America)
03/22/2014

From my experience it seems that the people who are unhealthy, and smokers especially, find the odor of DMSO offensive the most.

Replied by Andrew
(Toronto, Canada)
12/14/2014

Can anyone recommend a source for medical grade DSMO?

Thanks, Andrew

Replied by Andrew
(Ma., US)
02/02/2015
Replied by Ines
(Croatia)
10/03/2016

DMSO doesn't have an odor really....if you put it through your fingers it's slippery like an oil but not oily. I have taken up to 20 drops of DMSO per day and never experienced any negative reactions; but for someone else it might cause an intense detox reaction. DMSO doesn't have an odor though it has been reported that some people may smell like garlic from using it.


Back Pain
Posted by Lucinda (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA) on 01/04/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Found some roll on DMSO in a closet I was cleaning out and found your website. I have lower back pain and I put some on it. Already, it feels good! Thank you, Lucinda

Replied by Ben
(Parker, CO)
03/27/2009

First I would like to recommend the book DMSO: Nature's Healer. It is a must read for anyone wanting to learn more or use DMSO. Second the main side effect of DMSO is a oyster/fish like smell on the breath, within seconds of application. There is extreme importance in thoroughly cleaning the area where DMSO will be used, prior to use. DMSO is a solvent, therefore, whatever comes into contact with it will be absorbed into the skin very rapidly. So clean, clean, clean, then use. From my experience, DMSO can be mixed with many things, as it enhances absorption and transportation into the body. I personally use it with Arnica oil. Application is called "painting". Simply take the DMSO or mixture and apply in strokes, with a cotton tipped applicator. Good luck and feel free to email with any other questions.

Replied by Leo
(Camrose, Alberta)
05/23/2009

To apply DMSO, I use various kinds of brushes I can buy very cheaply. Just dip the brush, and apply. Great to get at hard to reach places, and it doesn't get on your hands so much. Leo

Replied by Man
(America)
12/31/2013

I have thought about using those cheap "chip brushes" from the paint store to apply DMSO but I am not certain what chemical are on those even if they are brand new. I have several here but am hesitant to use them for that purpose.

Replied by Noreen
(S Wales UK)
04/09/2021

Can anyone confirm that MSM powder or crystals is the same as DMSO?

I have used MSM crystals orally in the past after reading about its benefits. I noticed the arthritis in my hands improved.

I have been in the hospital for the last 4 months and the last 2 months in a Care Home, so haven't been able to use it, but intend to get hold of some asap, as I am now suffering a lot of pain in my hips and back. Results of the latest MRI scan suggest wear and tear and one disc in particular looking suspect.

ORH
(TEN MILE , TN)
04/10/2021

MSM is the reaction product of DMSO AND HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. Mix MSM and DMSO and apply topically is a good way to get to specific joints.

Michael
(Far North)
04/12/2021

Hello Noreen of South Wales (or as Mr. Trump might say: "South Whales"! ).

With my treatments, I prefer to keep things simple if possible. If I only have a couple of supplements to take on a regular basis, I am much more likely to take them for the long haul! Can't realistically expect a miracle before a month has passed you by!

For Arthritis, I have been taking 3-4 gms of Vitamin C powder well mixed/dissolved into a glass of water. Also, a very small amount of MSM powder < (less than) a quarter of a teaspoon (but start off with MUCH LESS to begin with), again mixed extremely well in a glass of water, both of them a couple of times of day - early on and by early afternoon would be good. They go well with each other and act in synergy. Not expensive really.

If you have some extra funds, Number three might include a good quality joint capsule and some sort of fish oil capsule too. Make sure that the oil tabs are top quality as bad oil is not the "Good Oil"! It might even be rancid!

Both exercise and rest are important for you, as well as a healthy diet, as I am sure you are aware. Drink enough water to lubricate the muscles and joints. De-stress/ relax mind and body if possible.

This regime has shown improvements in many of my muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons etc but not all. Still, I am grateful for some significant relief.

Hope things improve in your new routine.

Keep us posted, esp. after a month on the treatment - that would be instructive for many of us oldies here on this Site to learn about.

Cheers from Down Under (where the penguins live).

Michael