Q. For about 20 years, I had chronic pain from a muscle knotted up in my back. I tried unsuccessfully to address it with adjustments from a chiropractor. A massage therapist recently recommended applying castor oil, covering the area with felt and then putting on a heating pad. It has taken three treatments, but the results are dramatic.
A. Castor oil applied topically has been reported to ease bruising. We’re impressed that it relieved your muscle pain.