10 Essentials Oils That Can Relieve Your Back Pain

In Aromatherapy by Debra Reis

Published May 16, 2017 | Written By SpineNation Editorial Staff   | Medically Reviewed by Jill Reece, RN

Did you know back pain can be caused by a number of things, from a muscle strain or torn ligament to osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease. The pain can last for a short time or for months or years.

While prescription pain medications and surgery can be useful for certain types of back pain, doctors often recommend that you first try more conservative treatments such as rest, exercise or physical therapy.

But there’s another non-invasive, non-medical option that might be worth checking out if you have acute or chronic pain—essential oils. These plant-based oils not only smell great, but can soothe inflammation and relieve pain.

Read on to find out which ones work best for pain relief and how to use them safely.