Low Back Pain Treatments in Traditional Iranian Medicine

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Valiollah Gerayeli Malek
Soraya Parvari
Alireza Abbassian

Abstract

Back pain and back problems are one of the most common causes for referring patients to health care specialists that have a large economic cost. Therefore, it is considered necessary to find effective treatment for these patients. For the treatment of back pain, various methods as complementary and alternative medicine and industrial drugs are used; that the efficiency of these medicine methods for treatment of back pain is not without dispute. From a variety of traditional methods for treatment of back pain can be cited: the use of medicinal herbs for example: Aloe vera (Family: Liliaceous), Chamomile (Family: Asteraceae), Rosemary (Family: Peppermint), Ginger (Family: Zingiberaceae), Colchicum (Family: Colchicaceae), Curcuma (Family: Zingiberaceae), and use of Medicinal Methods for example: cupping/hijamat, leech therapy, bloodletting, and gams; therefore, this review was conducted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these methods which used in traditional remedies for the betterment of back pain.

Keywords:
Low back pain, treatments, alternative medicine, traditional iranian medicine

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Malek, V., Parvari, S., & Abbassian, A. (2019). Low Back Pain Treatments in Traditional Iranian Medicine. Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 27(4), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.9734/jpri/2019/v27i430174
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