Herniated Disc

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DMSO + Peppermint Oil for Herniated Disc

Deirdre (Connecticut) on 01/15/2022
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I herniated a disc or two last summer when I was carrying my 75 lb golden retriever outside to go to the bathroom 4-5 times a day towards the end of her life. It eventually got better with aspirin and chiropractic sessions. I managed to inflame the area again after shoveling snow last week. What has been working phenomenally well for the pain, especially in the morning when the pain is most acute, is 2-3 droppers of undiluted pharmaceutical grade DMSO (99.99%) and a drop or two of peppermint oil. I mix the 2 together in my palm after washing my hands thoroughly. Then I rub it into my low back, all the way to the tailbone, where it has been hurting the most. About 10 minutes later, the pain is all but gone. The effect lasts a number of hours. I repeat this 3 times a day.

Also tried DMSO and magnesium oil with the same effects.

People often remark that they have to dilute their 99.99% DMSO but I have found I don't need to. It stings for a few minutes but goes away. I am also applying the DMSO with Magnesium Oil on the upper part of my body (neck, chest and face) without dilution. NO ISSUES!

This is the first time I have been experimenting with DMSO for a number of days. Even trying it internally here and there. I definitely noticed a garlic smell the first day, but that stopped after I started to add peppermint oil after reading a post on Earth Clinic about how peppermint oil can stop the clam/garlic odor from DMSO.

There are a lot of scare tactics on the internet about DMSO, but I'm finding it to be incredibly helpful in alleviating severe pain fast.

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Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for Herniated Disc

Alex (Thessaloniki) on 10/24/2020
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I've read a lot of success stories from people having healed from a herniated disc with cold laser (lllt). There are even cases that people were so bad that they needed surgery and got treated with success with cold laser instead. Even a friend of mine got treated with success by a neurosurgeon with cold laser. Cost: about 50 euros per session and needed 10 sessions. The doctor even suggests taking an MRI before and after the treatment and see how much the disc herniation got smaller. There are even physiotherapists using cold lasers.

I've bought a cold laser machine for about 200 euros with 0 results. Be careful, even class 3B laser machines do not penetrate deep into the body and do nothing internally.

Professionals use class 4 lasers, which can reach even 30W of power consumption for some nanoseconds in order not to burn tissue but penetrate deeply. They cost about 2.000-10.000 euros. My machine has a continuous output, but of only 610mW.

There are cheaper LED (not laser) devices sold on Amazon which are very powerful (about 3W) and have many good critics. They cost about 150-200 euros.

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DMSO for Herniated Disc Did Not Help

Alex (Thessaloniki) on 08/20/2020
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Bad results for me with using DMSO. In the summer due to high temperatures I couldn't do any exercise or physiotherapy for my back pain. I decided to use DMSO mixed with flaxseed oil (1:1) for about two months. I had a pain crisis due to my herniated disc after overworking and not protecting my lumbar area and DMSO didn't help even in alleviating the pain or muscle spasm.
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Chickweed for Herniated Discs

Fra (Tn) on 11/25/2018
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For herniated discs, chickweed works like a soap in the disc and cleans out the bacteria that caused the breakdown.
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Back Pain, Herniated Disc Helped With Ted's Hyaluronic Acid Remedy

Mark J. (Litchfield Park, Az) on 03/26/2018
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I recently ended up with a herniated disc confirmed with an MRI. I tried coconut oil and several other methods to relieve the extreme pain and did not get relief. I could barely walk. I decided to try Ted's Hyaluronic Acid formula. In the beginning I tried to use too much of the HA in the formula with no salt and it did not work. If it is too thick it only lubricates the intestines and the salt is Needed to transport the HA into the system. I have to watch my blood pressure and I was concerned that the added sea salt would impact my blood pressure.

I then decided to precisely followed Ted's formula. I purchased the vegetarian powder of HA. After 2 1/2 weeks the pain began to back off. After 6 weeks I am totally pain free and am back to full exercising without any issues. The Sea Salt did not impact my blood pressure. I am amazed at the impact of the HA and my recovery. I truly wondered if I would ever be free of this pain.

Thank you Lord God for the Healing and this wonderful Earth Clinic.

God Bless.

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Licorice Root Helped Pain From Herniated Disc

David (Germany) on 07/21/2016
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I had massive success with herbal supplements healing my herniated disc.

I had a very bad herniation - went very close to getting surgery on two occasions. The first was after initial onset as the symptoms were so bad my doctors initially recommended immediate surgery however I chose to wait a week or two to see if it improved.

I saw some initial improvement which meant I decided to try the natural healing route. After 8 weeks of intensive physio, Chiro, Massage and also epidural injection I pretty much hadn't progressed much past were I was at week 2. My pain was now manageable when I was resting but I had seen minimal improvements. I was still slumped like a 90 year old man. Unable to stand or walk for more then a minute or two. At this point I had decided surgery might be the only option.

I had been extra careful with diet to try and maximize my healing and added a few supplements in. Without really expecting any results from these. However when I added Licorice root it was literally like some shot me with a healing gun. Literally the first day I had them .... I just felt different. I had a huge return of energy. Back pain felt better. Within a couple of weeks I had made massive strides to the point my therapists and doctors were scratching their heads as to how it suddenly just magically got better.

I told them I started taking licorice root and they literally laughed at me.

Back pain is caused by mechanical issues with posture - but from what I have read the adrenal glands have a huge effect on the core and back muscles that stabilize the spine. An issue with adrenals seemed to result in mechanical issues with posture and the everyday functioning of these keys muscles. For me these issues seemed to be immediately rectified by simply taking this supplement.

I wouldn't guarantee it will work for everyone. Its possible your mechanical issue is not just related to adrenals but for me that seemed to be the source of the issue. It was like a magic potion.

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Herbs for Cervical Herniated Disc Pain and Spasms

Barry (Shreveport, Louisiana) on 05/14/2015
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I have four bad discs in my neck, ranging from protruding to degenerating. After years of pain killers and muscle relaxant prescriptions that did nothing to ease my symptoms I took matters into my own hands. I researched several different herbs and their constituents. The following is a list of herbs that have vastly improved my quality of life.

  • Whole root Turmeric: 500 mg. capsule three times daily.
  • Valerian Root: capsule 500 mg three times daily.
  • American Scullcap: 240 mg tincture one to two times daily. Be careful with the Scullcap and Valerian as it can cause problems in some. If problems arise, substitute St. Johnswort for the Scullcap.
  • Fo-Ti: two 610 mg capsules 3 times daily.

Muscle spasms, inflammation, and pain have been cut by at least 95%.

I pray this information will help others as it has me.

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Has Anyone Used Decompression Therapy for Herniated Disc?

Kathryn4 (Maryland, US) on 12/08/2014

Has anyone had good success with this decompression therapy for back pain and herniated disc?

Remedies and Stretching HelpingTorn Disc

Trikke (Belgium) on 01/22/2014
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I had a torn disc 6 weeks ago and everybody wanted me to take strong anti-inflammatories and heavy painkillers. I went for the painkillers for about a week, just to get some sleep and rest, but replaced the anti-inflammatory medication with heavy dosages of curcuma, combined with a bit of black pepper (it enhances the biodisponibility of the curcuma times 20). On ebay, you can find a little device that allows you to fill/make your own curcuma capsule pills for nearly nothing).

For a week, I slept at night with a warming pack which was bliss.

Lots of rest and lying down at first, putting legs at a 90? angle f.i. lying on the floor, thighs up and calves on the seat of a chair, bed or sofa. It apparently helps rehydrate de disc. Minimum 10 minutes a day.

I also started about two weeks later, to very gently sit in the yoga "child pose", which is like a foetal position (you can also do it on your back, pulling in your legs over your stomach) and very consciously breath about 10 times into your lower back by litteraly "bringing" the oxygen there - expand your lower back rather then your lungs or stomach with air (it oxygenates the cells and helps the area heal).

I was also wearing a back-brace in the beginning, but beware not to keep wearing it too often afterwords as it weakens the belly and back muscles, which is the opposite of what you want.

I am now almost completely recovered, but have started an intense training program to muscle and tone my belly and lower back muscles.

Apparently, there might also be a link between lower back pain/injury and a problem in the gut (leaky gut, candida, etc).

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Re: Herniated Disc / Slipped Disc

Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 11/05/2013
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Herniated discs can be cured with highly absorbable Hyaluronic acids like Biocell's. It takes 6 weeks.

The topic is spread around multiple topics.

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Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen Helping Herniated Disc

Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 07/10/2013
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The below is information I found that hasn't really been talked about much on internet. I'm only taking Collagen Type 2 which also has small molecule Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and chondroitin. I plan on adding Collagen Type 1 and 3. The HA has done wonders for my herniated disc in 6 weeks. I am working on my hip degeration. I wonder what adding Type 1 and 3 will do for my body.

Double dose for 6 – 12 weeks to make up for collagen deficiency, then maintain at recommended dose daily.

Take away from food – especially protein. If taken with protein the body doesn't recognise it as collagen (? hour before food and 2 hours after).

Do not take type I and 3 collagen at the same time as type 2 collagen – they have different amino acid profiles and if taken together the proteins bind and form a complete protein which means the body doesn't recognise it as collagen anymore.

Not taking with food has been discussed but not how to take it with the other type of collagen. Also I did run across double dosing but not that much. I have been double dosing with Type 2 and small molecule HA. I've seen one brand put type 1, 2 and 3 together so perplexing. For now, I have decided to separate taking the Type 2 and Type 1/Type 3 at different times of day on empty stomach. Any other views on this matter?

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Kelitababy (Yucaipa, Ca, Usa) on 10/10/2012
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After having had a herniated disc in C7 of my neck, my throat was feeling like I had a pill stuck in it. I found out by accident that it is all due to triger points in the muscles in the neck and there is lots of new information online about triger points and how to relieve them either by a trained massage therapist or do it yourself with online help. My relief came after 15 minutes of a specially trained massage therapist gave me a neck muscle treatment in a chair and the lump in the throat was gone and I felt better than I had in 6 months. Totally amazed me and I started researching trigger points online. So Happy now.
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David (Baja California Sur, Mexico) on 07/18/2012
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I use DMSO to relieve some of the painful symptoms of a herniated # 4 lumbar disc. My best guess is DMSO works because not only does the nerve bundle cause pain, but the pain causes adjacent muscles to tense up and spasm. Believe it or not, I am convinced the knotted muscles feed back pain to the nerve, aggravating it even more. No, I'm afraid DMSO is not the all enveloping miracle cure for a herniated disc agony. But it does temporarily relieve a significant amount of pain - and I do not have to swallow even more medicine to do it. Call me "convinced".
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Farmgirl (Calgary, Canada) on 05/09/2012
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Herniated Disc, Energy, psorasis, High Blood Pressure:

I first took noni for a herniated disc. It took 3 months of being on a loading dose of 4 oz per day split am and pm, but eventually it resolved after having endured 9 months of physio, traction etc which was ineffective. Within 2 weeks of starting I had more energy than I had for years and since 1997 have not had to take naps mid day to keep going. I had suffered with psorasis since the age of 16 but have not had any since 1997 either. I will take noni daily until the day I die.

I started my mother on noni in her late 80's on it at only 2 oz per day and her high blood pressure dropped within a week from 165/90 (with medication) to 87/49. She reduced (halved) the medication and it came up to 120/80 but later the doctor halved her medication again and it remained near normal (as long as she could remember to take it). It also did drop her blood sugars some but not enough to stop her medication.

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Remedies Needed for Herniated Disc

Maggie G. (Laredo, Texas/usa) on 12/06/2011

Hi, I would like to use the hyaluronic acid remedy suggested by Ted for herniated disc. The problem is I cannot take salt. Ted mentioned that the salt will keep the HA from spoiling and is the second ingredient. What else should I add? Please help!