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Simple Prevention and Treatment Strategies for Back Pain

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  • An estimated 75-85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their life. Most cases are mechanical in nature, meaning the pain is not due to a serious medical condition such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture, instead the pain is a product of poor posture and improper movement.
  • One of the latest drug scams is pushing an expensive anti-rheumatic drug for back pain. This drug can cost you $20,000 per year, yet most people’s back pain is NOT due to random inflammation, even inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatism is controlled better through diet and exercise than with drugs. Shutting down your body’s natural inflammatory response is simply asking it to stop warning you of a larger problem that needs to be addressed.
  • Our often seated lifestyle contributes to back pain more than any other isolated factor. Too much sitting without proper balancing exercises can also decrease your lifespan and the quality of your years.
  • Daily Foundation Training Exercises are one of the best practices you can add to compensate for long hours spent sitting. These are powerful, simple whole body movements that help strengthen your complete core and activate the muscles designed to keep you in a powerful posture all day long. More than a dozen additional guidelines are included that can help you prevent and treat back pain, whether acute or chronic. The key thing to take home from this is that most back pain is manageable, and the reality is that more often than not we are accidentally hurting ourselves by using the wrong muscles to move, or masking pain with chemicals that stop us from addressing the actual problem.

By Dr. Mercola

An estimated 75-85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their life, and most cases are mechanical in nature, meaning the pain is not due to a serious medical condition such as inflammatory arthritis or fracture.


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