5 Medicinal Plants Used in Iranian Traditional Medicine for Low Back Pain: A Quick Review

Low back pain (LBP) is a common disorder and a considerable economic burden in industrialized countries. A large number of patients with LBP use complementary and alternative medicine for relief of their pain. Finding effective and suitable therapy is vital for these patients, clinicians and policy makers.

Numerous herbal medications have been applied in treatment of LBP. The efficiency of these herbal medicines for the treatment of LBP is not without dispute; therefore, this review was conducted in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the five most widely used traditional therapies for the management of LBP.

Author(s): Valiollah Gerayeli Malek, Alireza Abbasian, Mehrdad Karimi, Neda Khanlarkhani and Soraya Parvari

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