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Appropriate Exercise May Be Essential for Treatment of Back Pain

Exercise for Bain Pain Relief

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  • Back pain accounts for an estimated 10 percent of all primary care doctors visits each year, costing Americans as much as $86 billion annually
  • Back pain is increasingly being treated with addictive drugs and diagnostic exams that expose patients to potentially unnecessary and dangerous levels of radiation
  • Back pain is frequently the gateway that leads people down a path of drug addiction and lifelong disability
  • Poor posture and/or improper movement is responsible for the vast majority of back pain. Proper alignment of the bones and joints in your body during movement is critical for remaining pain free
  • Foundation Training and postural training such as that taught by Esther Gokhale are highly useful, both for the prevention and treatment of back pain (as well as other bodily pains)

By Dr. Mercola

Back pain accounts for an estimated 10 percent of all primary care doctors visits each year, costing Americans as much as $86 billion annually. According to recent studies, much of this treatment is unnecessary, and ultimately fails to address the problem.


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