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Alternative Treatments for Back sprain

Alternative and complementary therapies list for Back sprain:

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

  • Rest
  • Ice pack
  • Counter pressure
  • DMSO gel (dimethylsulfoxide)
  • Arnica salve
  • Lemon grass oil
  • Birch oil
  • Marjoram oil
  • Massage
  • Epsom salt soak
  • Bromelain
  • Chiropractic medicine
  • Valerian
  • Methyl salicylate cream
  • Capsaicin
  • 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
  • Correct posture while sitting, standing, driving
  • Core strengthening exercise
  • Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)
  • Acupressure on inside creases of knees, knees bent, lying on your back
  • Swimming in warm water
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Yogaraj guggulu
  • Musta in warm water
  • Tagara (valerian) in warm water
  • Mahanarayan oil massage
  • Ginger powder paste
  • Mahanarayan oil bath
  • Dashamoola and sesame oil enema
  • Yoga
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Meditation
  • Avoid high-heeled shoes
  • Low-impact or no-impact exercise
  • Stretching
  • Arnica homeopathic remedy
  • Rhus tox homeopathic remedy
  • Bryonia homeopathic remedy
  • Ruta homeopathic remedy
  • Hypericum homeopathic remedy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. aspirin or ibuprofen)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Chinese medicine
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Comfrey leaves around affected area (not broken skin), secure with bandage
  • Comfrey tincture or tablet-by mouth
  • Arnica cream
  • Real Willard Water (antioxidant)
  • Salba seeds and salba seed oil
  • Black beans daily for two months
  • Flaxseed poultice
  • Vitamin C

Warning About Alternative Treatments

Always check with your doctor or qualified medical professional before using any alternative or complementary treatment, or before stopping or changing any other treatment to use alternative approaches. Some treatments or preventatives may be of dubious value, and certain alternative treatments can be dangerous in some cases.

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