There are many ways to treat back pain naturally, including vitamins, minerals and herbs, nutrition, homeopathy medicine, and even homeopathy medicine. While some will ease your back pain, others can be dangerous. It is best to consult a doctor or nurse practitioner before you take any supplements. Never exceed the recommended dosage. Natural supplements are not under FDA control, and therefore the FDA does not recommend them. Supplements are not FDA-approved and must include a disclaimer on the label. It states that the statement was not evaluated by FDA and does not claim that the product is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. However, this does not mean that all supplements are good. Many medications are unsafe despite being subject to rigorous testing and trials. It is important to do thorough research on any product you are considering and ensure that you only purchase supplements from a trusted source like a health food shop. Everyone's chemistry reacts differently so you might experience side effects if you take a supplement that is similar to a prescription. Many natural supplements can be purchased in drug stores and supermarkets. For more obscure supplements, you may need to look at health food stores. You can choose between name and store brands, just like any other medication you purchase over-the-counter. Because you don't pay advertising, store brands are safer and more affordable. Although you can purchase supplements online, you need to make sure that you only buy from a trusted source. Ask around and do your research to discover the most trusted online suppliers. Below are some natural supplements that can help with back pain. If you have any questions about the dosages, please consult a doctor before you take the supplement. Natural supplements won't immediately relieve pain, but you will need to take them for several weeks, sometimes even months, before you notice any changes. Vitamins and Minerals VITAMINE-400 IU daily; Anti-inflammatory VITAMINC-250-500mg twice a day ZINC-30mg twice a day; strengthens bone BORON: 1-3mg daily with food; aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium MAGNESIUM - 250mg daily; strengthens bone and relaxes muscles. GLUCOSAMINE SUPLFATE: 500mg three times daily. The American College of Rheumatology has confirmed that it can rebuild the cartilage in joints. NIACINAMIDE 500 mg 3 times daily; anti-inflammatory, heals damaged cartilage. This supplement can cause liver damage, aggravate diabetes, low bloodpressure, ulcers, and even glaucoma. Make sure you have your doctor check you before you start taking it. You can find herbal supplements in capsules or powder forms, as well as teas. Make your own herbal tea by adding 1 teaspoon. 1 teaspoon of herb for every cup of boiling water. If you're using roots, let the mixture steep for 5-10 minutes. You can drink up to 3-6 cups of tea per day. Muscle Relaxants KAVA KAVA : Considered safe alternatives to Valium and Xanax, some doctors recognize it as a safe option. BLACK HAW: It relieves muscle spasms, and is very similar to aspirin. WILD YAM is a long-standing remedy for menstrual cramps. It is usually used as a tea. JAMAICA DOGWOOD - Used to treat muscle spasms and inflammation. However, little research has been done and it can be toxic. Avoid using sedatives. Anti-inflammatories: BROMELAIN: 500mg three times per day BOSWELLIN 150mg three times daily Clinical trials have shown that it can relieve low back pain. CURCUMIN: 400 to 600 mg three times per day; curcumin is sometimes mixed with ginger. However, herbalists use curcumin as an anti-inflammatory. MSM: This herb has not been studied, but herbalists have used it to treat inflammation. ST. JOHN’S WORT: Take 300-500mg capsules three times per day; it interacts with many medications and should be used only under the supervision of a herbal specialist. Pain Relief WHITE WILLOW BERK: The effects of taking pain relief WHITE WILLOW BERK are similar to that of aspirin DEVIL’S CLAW: 400mg three times daily. Research shows that devil's claw can be used to treat arthritis. Homeopathy Homeopathy has been practiced for around 200 years. The Law of Similar is the basis of homeopathy. It works the same way as immunizations. Give someone a small amount of what would make them sick to heal their illness. Clinical trials have shown that homeopathic pharmacies follow FDA guidelines when preparing treatments. Although researchers aren't able to fully understand the mechanism of homeopathy, there is ample evidence. Homeopathy is becoming more popular in the United States. It has been around for a while in Europe and India. Many homeopathic practitioners are either doctors or have a related medical degree such as in nursing or psychology. It is not clear what the legal implications are regarding homeopathic practitioners who do not hold a medical degree. However, most homeopathic remedies can be purchased over-the-counter and require no prescription. There are several natural homeopathic remedies that can help relieve back pain.