Back pain can be relieved with the herb devil's claw.

Recent study: A daily dose of 50 milligrams (mg) of harpagosides, found in devil's claw, is as effective in treating lower-back pain as a standard dose of the prescription drug Vioxx, which was linked to heart problems and removed from the market.
Caution: Do not take devil's claw if you are taking blood thinners or have any clotting disorders.

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