5 Thing You Should Stop Doing Immediately If You Are Experiencing Any Back Pain!

Back pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their life. If you’re lucky it ends up being minor and temporary, but for some people it turns into a chronic, debilitating nightmare. Even with all the advances that modern medicine has made and afforded people, back pain remains the world’s number one leading cause of disability related issues.

According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) at any given moment an estimated 31 million Americans are experiencing lower-back pain and every year they spend at least $50 billion in their search to find comfort and relief.

The statistics are grim, but thankfully there are some things that you can do, and refrain from doing, to help improve how you feel. Refer to the accompanying video for more information and if you’re presently suffering from back pain, or happen to know someone who is, the following things should be avoided.

1) Stop slumping and slouching! Posture is a major factor that can determine whether or not you end up developing an achy back problem. When your mother told you to sit up straight with your shoulders back and both feet on the ground, she was right. Practicing better posture can help to alleviate back pain and even keep it at bay.

2) Take it easy. The majority of back pain cases stem from mechanical types of problems, like a slipped disk or a pulled muscle. By simply slowing down and spending more time resting, you can help your body heal and avoid further aggravating the underlying problem.

3) Stop carrying heavy stuff. Obviously you don’t want to head out to the gym to pump some heavy iron when your back is feeling less then optimal. However, people often overlook the many other things that they may be lugging around and carrying throughout the day.  The list is long and the items on it can be heavy; backpacks, purses, luggage, briefcases, grocery bags, small children, boxes and packages that come in the mail, etc.

In the age of over-sized totes and carry-all bags, it’s easy to further strain an already strained back. Try to avoid lifting anything that may be heavier than a total of 5 pounds for at least one week after you first experience any pain. That way your back has a chance to rest, recover and heal.

4) Don’t lay in bed or stop being active. You should aim to keep busy and on your feet, so long as you stay within your comfort limits. Just because your back hurts, it doesn’t mean you have to stop doing everything. Staying active can sometimes help your body heal faster, it can keep you flexible and make you less prone to further potential injury.

Light exercise, yoga, and a daily walk are all excellent ways to stay on your feet. However, if it hurts too much you should stop whatever you’re doing and keep resting, never strain yourself further

5) Don’t wait until the pain is unbearable or it’s been around forever. If the back pain you experience doesn’t lessen or go away after awhile, or gets worse, you need to go see a doctor. Only a medical professional can pinpoint the exact cause of back pain and help you to manage it.

If the pain is chronic and severe, the underlying cause may be a more serious condition, such as an infection, cancer, fracture, or inflammatory arthritis. Visiting a doctor can also help put your mind at ease and less stress means better overall health.

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This Teenage Boy Is Crippled With Chronic Back Pain Until The Chiropractor Does THIS

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Imagine what your life would be like without the ability to use your spine. Your vertebrae contain the cord which provides function to all of your body through your nerves. If just one place in your spine is out of alignment even slightly, the result can be loss of operation of numerous body parts.

For example, an injury to the lower spine can cause difficulty using the legs, damage to the mid-back will effect function of any or all of the organs and upper spine trauma creates trouble in the shoulders and arms. After seventeen year old Muntathar was bed ridden with back pain for three months from pulling out a tree root, he finally found a doctor who wasn’t afraid to help him heal.

The young man could not stand up straight, walk with or feel any sensation in his right leg. It was difficult for him to eat, sleep and he was so hopeless that he wanted to die. Mun traveled from the United States to Gonstead Chiropractic in Australia to under go seven days of miracle work.

X-rays that were taken of Mun’s body revealed that his sacroiliac joint was not functioning properly, which likely is the reason he could not use his leg. This is where Dr. Ian began his manipulations and even just light touches to Mun’s body were extremely painful.

While laying on the doctor’s table in a twisted position, the skilled hero applied quick and firm pressure to move the bones in Mun’s lower back. Only a few minutes later, the patient could feel sensation and even begin to bare weight on his leg.

Subsequent adjustments to Mun’s neck and entire spine, slowly allowed him more movement and a straight back. With time, he even returned to his normal height! Sometimes when we are just about to give up, the magical cure sweeps in at just the right time.

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4 Foot Exercises That Will Get Rid of Lower Back Knee and Hip Pain In Under 20 Minutes Per Day.

Bodily aches and pain that’s chronic can wreak havoc on our daily lives and make us feel plain miserable. Out of all the types of pain ailments that people complain of, back pain is the number one most common. It’s so widespread that an estimated 80% or more of the total worldwide population will suffer from it at some point in life. Trailing slightly behind the back is pain located in the knees and hips, which are all linked to one another in some fashion or degree.

Oftentimes the source, or a major contributing factor, of persistent lower back, hip, and knee pain is our feet. The two things we stand on all throughout the day that take us places also take a beating in the process. It’s easy to overlook and take them for granted, but if you want better overall health and less bodily pain, the key lies in taking care of your feet. That means wearing supportive and comfortable shoes, stretching toes out, giving ourselves a good foot massage, and exercising them for strength which ultimately helps to improve balance.

If you suffer from chronic back, knee or hip pain that heating pads and medications don’t alleviate, you may want to try the following foot strengthening exercises. They may be the natural remedy you’ve overlooked or been missing and once you start working out your feet, you’re also working on preventing pain from popping up elsewhere in your body. That’s because human feet have over 15,000 nerves located in them and they all connect to form a network that reaches different areas of the body, such as our main organs and glands. People have found that by doing the simple techniques covered below they could dramatically relieve pain and discomfort caused by many common ailments. Here’s the best foot exercises you can do in the comfort of your home:

1) Resisted Plantar Flexion- These are simple yet highly effective at targeting all the little muscles in your feet, which happen to be the hardest to work out. They are also a first line of defense in regards to maintaining balance and preventing injury. Start by sitting up straight in a chair and extend one leg out straight in front of you. Wrap an exercise band around the ball of your foot so it covers the toes and hold it firmly. Point your toes forward and press the ball of your foot into the band, all while maintaining and holding it steadily flexed for five seconds. Return to the original resting position and continue for a total of 15 repetitions, do this 2x/day.

2) Ankle Circles- Just as feet get ignored, so do ankles. However, having strong and flexible ankles is key to avoiding further back and joint pain because weak ankles tend to tighten up and that leads to increased stress elsewhere on our bodies. For this exercise simply lay on your back and bring one leg up over your head. Circle the ankle around clockwise for a count of 10, then switch directions and rotate counterclockwise for another 10. Switch legs and repeat, aim to do these 3x/day.

3) Toe Presses- Do these to help get the blood flowing and warm up the muscles in your feet before the real action begins. Start in a standing position and bend slightly at the knees. Flex your toes and use them to dig into and grip the floor. Hold for four seconds then release. Do 10 repetitions, 3x/day.

4) Toe Walking- This is an excellent way to build muscle in toes, the balls of your feet, and ankles. The name implies it all, simply stand up on the tips of your toes and walk for at least 20 seconds. Come down off your tiptoes and rest for a solid 10 seconds or so, then repeat, doing 6 repetitions total, 2x/day.

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3 Simple Ways To Get Rid Of Your Lower Back Pain and Sciatica Without Pills or Surgery

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Pain that involves the SCIATIC NERVE, which begins at the lower back and extends down the leg, is a condition known as SCIATICA. However, as you will see in the explanation provided by Dr. Guevara in the video you are about to watch below, Sciatica isn’t a diagnosis. It is actually a symptom caused by lower back pain, that is usually caused by three different conditions: a HERNIATED DISC, SPINAL STENOSIS or PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME.

According to “Spine-Health” there are also certain lifestyle factors that can contribute to sciatic pain, such as: PREGNANCY; a MUSCLE SPASM in your back or buttocks often caused by RUNNING; BEING OVERWEIGHT; WEARING HIGH HEELS; NOT EXERCISING REGULARLY, or SLEEPING on an UNSUPPORTIVE MATTRESS.

As Dr. Guevara goes through his discussion, he delineates when you will feel SYMPTOMS that may vary, consisting of PAIN: in the LOWER BACK, BUTTOCKS or LEG, HIP, BURNING or NUMBNESS DOWN the LEG etc. He explains, that symptoms which come from each of the underlying conditions causing the sciatica, will be felt during different motions. For instance, Sciatic pain from a HERNIATED DISC will often be felt when: bending, sneezing, coughing or lifting heavy objects. Pain caused by PIRIFORMIS SYNDROME is usually felt when sitting, running or walking. SPINAL STENOSIS is usually found in people over the age of 5o; they will feel pain when standing up straight, walking, and standing up after sitting.

He illustrates appropriate stretching exercises that are enormously helpful in alleviating symptoms for each of these underlying conditions. It is extremely important for the source of your sciatic pain to be medically evaluated, before you progress with any form of treatment.

Please SHARE this important HEALTH video with your family and friends; it has the potential to help many people to MANAGE THEIR PAIN, without overusing anti-inflammatory medications, narcotics, or steroid injections, that can put you at risk for other health issues.