Essential Oils that Help with Back Pain
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5 Essential Oils that Can Help You With Your Back Pain

Back Pain and Essential Oils 

 

Whether your back pain has been brought about by an accident causing a misalignment in the spine, or simply from a prolonged strain, there are ways to find pain relief from the discomfort that you're feeling in your back. 

The spine is one of the most important parts in our body, and it needs to be properly cared for. Using Essential Oils to help back pain and inflammation is just one of the many uses for these potent fragrant oils. 

Essential oils can be found in the stems, roots, petals, and other parts of various plants.

They are usually removed from the plant through a steam distillation. 

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Pain Relief without a Prescription 

For those who are suffering from back pain and looking for an all natural remedy to help relieve their pain, Essential Oils may be able to help you. 

Essential Oils can be much more powerful than one might initially think.

They can be great for acute and chronic back pain relief and can help to reduce muscle tension and inflammation. 

For those who prefer natural remedies over addictive prescription pain medication, using essential oils for back pain relief may be the treatment that you have been searching for. 

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What Essential Oils Help With Back Pain Relief? 

There are many essential oils that are useful for pain and inflammation reduction, therefore if you are sensitive to one or more of them, there are several options for you to choose from:

Peppermint Essential Oil

The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of peppermint essential oil make it one of the top choices to relieve back pain.

Peppermint is refreshing and uplifting, which can also help to soothe the stress that comes from dealing with pain.

Peppermint Essential Oil is known for helping to relax and ease muscle tension, spasms, and aches. 

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

This oil is one of the most commonly used oils to help treat muscle pain and aches.

When used topically it has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties which makes it ideal for relieving stiffness, pains, and aches in the back.

You can use a lotion or cream to massage into the sore or painful area of the back. Eucalyptus is recommended for helping treat sprains, strains, nerve pain, and aches. 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is a wonderful multi-use oil that can treat a large range of ailments.

Although lavender is not warming or hot like the other two oils listed above, it still contains powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that are great for helping to relieve back pain.

Lavender is also known for helping to relax the nerves, reduce stress and ease insomnia. 

Marjoram Essential Oil

The antispasmodic properties of marjoram make it a great choice to help relieve pain the back. It works especially well with overextended muscles helping to relieve discomfort.

Marjoram has a soothing and warming effect that help ease the muscles and joints.

While helping to reduce inflammation Marjoram also has a calming and soothing effect that helps to relieve stress. 

Ginger Essential Oil

Ginger is another warming essential oil that is perfectly fit for applying to tired, sore, and painful back muscles.

Ginger has been known for being effective for helping tightness, arthritic conditions, and rheumatism.

Ginger can penetrate and soothe muscle aches and soreness when applied topically. 


When using Essential Oils to help with back pain relief, it is advised that you use a few drops of the oil along with a "carrier" oil, such as organic coconut oil, almond oil, or grape seed oil.

Using a carrier oil will allow you to use only a few drops of the essential oil which will go along way when using on sore muscles. 

By being able to choose from several different essential oils that all help with back pain, it should be easy to find one that works for your skin.

Choose the one that you most like, and let the oil do its job.  

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See a Chiropractor for Your Back Pain Injury

Although Essential Oils can be very beneficial to help relieve your back pain, it's still important to be seen by an experienced Chiropractor if you were involved in an accident or are suffering from a back pain condition. Chiropractor Adjusting Patient with Back Pain

The Chiropractors at Arrowhead Clinic specialize in treating those who are suffering from back pain. Chiropractic care is an all natural, non-invasive treatment method that is used to realign the spine and help promote the bodies natural healing.

As Chiropractors, we believe in helping the injured without surgery or addictive pain medications. This means we highly recommend other natural forms of pain relief, such as using Essential Oils to help relieve aches and soreness.

We believe that coupled with your chiropractic adjustments, essential oils are great to use at home and may be what you need to help you get through the day. 

Our Chiropractors offer a free consultation so we can speak with you and find out how we can best assist with your recovery. 

If you're suffering from back pain, let our Chiropractors help you. Click below to schedule your free appointment today. 

Free Chiropractic Consultation | Arrowhead Clinic

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 Additional Reading: How Obesity Leads to Chronic Back Pain

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