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Alternative Back Pain Treatments

Alternative treatments, complementary therapeutic options, or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly helpful for Back pain may include:

    • Correct posture while sitting, standing, driving
    • Sleep on your back
    • Core strengthening exercise
    • Methysulfonylmethane (MSM)

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    • Chiropractic medicine
    • Rest
    • Methyl salicylate cream
    • Capsaicin
    • Bromelain
    • Valerian

  • S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAMe)
  • Acupuncture
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • Mahanarayan oil
  • Guggul
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • LNA (alpha-linolenic acid)
  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)
  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)
  • GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Avoid hydrogenated oils
  • Acupressure
  • Hara breathing
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Relaxation
  • Acupressure on inside creases of knees, knees bent, lying on
    your back
  • Swimming in warm water
  • Waterbed
  • Sleep with behind knee support
  • Sleep on your side with knee support
  • White willow bark-by mouth
  • Visualization therapy
  • Inversion therapy
  • Tai Chi
  • Yogaraj guggulu
  • Musta in warm water
  • Tagara (valerian) in warm water
  • Mahanarayan oil massage
  • Ginger powder paste
  • Mahanarayan oil bath
  • Dashamoola in sesame oil enema
  • Yoga
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Meditation
  • Avoid high-heeled shoes
  • Low-impact or no-impact exercise
  • Stretching
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Hypericum homeopathic remedy
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy
  • Calcarea carbonica homeopathic remedy
  • Natrum sulph homeopathic remedy
  • Mag phos homeopathic remedy
  • Ruta homeopathic remedy
  • Lycopodium homeopathic remedy
  • Graphites homeopathic remedy
  • Kali carbonicum homeopathic remedy
  • Arnica homeopathic remedy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin or
  • Soft brush strokes over feet, legs and back
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Spinach juice
  • Healing touch therapy
  • Yu Nan Bai Yao Chinese herb
  • Cupping
  • Lie on back with knees bent and feet on chair
  • Stretch the back leg muscles (e.g. hamstring and calf)
  • Devil’s claw
  • Black beans daily for two months
  • Flaxseed poultice
  • Vitamin C


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