Back pain is common and usually improves within a few weeks. While painkillers are one common form of treatment, some experts recommend essential oils to reduce soreness. CSO encourages several methods of non-surgical pain management and one possible way to manage acute pain is with peppermint essential oil. However, we always advise you consult with a physician at CSO to determine the best treatment plan for your condition. Read more about essential oils for back pain below.
Back pain in the lower back is particularly common, but other places people experience it include the upper back, and on their left and right hand side.
In the majority of cases, the pain is not caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time.
A GP can examine your back and recommend the best form of treatment. Painkillers and certain exercises are usually recommended, but some health experts say essential oils are the best way to reduce inflammation.
One essential oil in particular nutritionist Dr Josh Axe recommends is peppermint oil.
On his site it states: “Peppermint and wintergreen oil are effective analgesics that cool inflamed joints and reduce back pain.” “You can mix these oils with coconut oil and rub onto joints or make a homemade muscle rub.”
Frankincense and cypress oil are also said to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, which improves back pain.