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Learn how to naturally mitigate back pain without drugs or chemicals

5/28/2015 - Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life, using paracetamol as their first go-to medicine to soothe the pain. However, a recent study published in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) found that paracetamol is one of the most ineffective ways to treat back pain...

Reduce lower back pain with the right back exercises

9/28/2013 - Around four out of five people experience back pain during their lifetime, and many people suffer chronic pain that lowers their quality of life. Surgery is rarely needed for back problems and accepting living with daily pain is also a rare necessity. Back pain can usually be relieved with proper stretching...

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) treats back pain naturally: Research

8/10/2013 - If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, there is hope beyond a life of just taking pharmaceutical painkillers all the time to cope with the agony. The all-natural antioxidant compound alpha lipoic acid, also known as ALA, has been shown in a limited subset of trials to help alleviate certain types...

Doctors ignore back pain self-care guidelines and prescribe useless surgeries and meds instead

8/2/2013 - In today's current medical arena, the mass consumption of useless surgeries and medications is growing at alarming rates. A new study by Dr. Bruce Landon from the Harvard Medical School shows that many doctors today are ignoring back pain self care guidelines and are instead sending patients through...

Acupuncture really works for lower back pain: Research

5/30/2013 - A unique and not well known type of acupuncture in the Western world, motion style acupuncture treatment (MSAT), is used in Korea for lower back pain (LBP) or other musculoskeletal areas of pain that hinder movement. MSAT requires assisted motion of the affected area with acupuncture needles inserted...

Chronic back pain cured by antibiotics; acne bacteria invade discs and cause debilitating pain

5/16/2013 - The latest science reveals that antibiotics may serve a legitimate and defining purpose in medicine after all, but probably not in the way you might think. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark recently discovered that as many as 50 percent of all cases of lower back pain are more than...

Jump for joy - Chronic low back pain relieved with acupuncture

3/6/2013 - Debilitating for both the afflicted individual and supportive family, costly in relation to loss of work and surgical medical interventions, health-damaging from medication side-effects, and stressful to manage; chronic low back pain may be eased with a surprising low-cost, simple, low side-effects,...

Acupuncture helps relieve headache and back pain, study shows

9/26/2012 - Acupuncture outperformed both placebo and conventional pain therapies - including pharmaceutical drugs - in a new study conducted by researchers from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York from numerous universities in Germany and England. The study was published in the Archives of Internal...

Where your low back pain is coming from and how to fix it

8/21/2012 - Do you experience bouts of low back pain? Do you notice stiffness and aching moving from a seated to standing position? Do you sit for more than four hours a day? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then you may be suffering from tight hip flexor muscles. The muscles that bring your...

Beat chronic back pain naturally

5/31/2012 - The first thing to consider is qualifying the type of pain you're experiencing. In many cases, back pain eases away in a few weeks. If it's strictly muscular from straining with work or exercise, applying heat can help. It's recommended that regular activity or exercise should continue. If your back...

Ease back pain naturally through inversion therapy

8/29/2011 - These days, a large portion of the population suffers with some form of back pain. While conventional doctors are quick to recommend operations to repair damage and relieve pain that has been sustained by the discs between the vertebrae, it is good to know that there are actually natural and less invasive...

Massage outperforms meds for low back pain, study finds

7/25/2011 - Is it conceivable that massage can provide more effective relief from low back pain than medication? A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests this therapy might indeed alleviate back pain better in the short term than traditional interventions of medicine, bed rest or exercise:...

Soothe back pain naturally with various essential oils

7/2/2011 - Acute or chronic back problems can make everyday life a misery. Acute pain may be caused by a pulled muscle or problems with tendons, ligaments or bone. Incorrect posture, lack of exercise and/or obesity are factors that can take their toll on the back muscles. Aromatherapy using essential oils can...

Using Medical Imaging to Diagnose Back Pain is Most Often Worthless

9/22/2010 - The most common diagnostic tests that doctors order on those who suffer from back pain are medical imaging tests. Doctors are quick to order X-rays, CAT scans and expensive MRI's for both acute and chronic back pain, but new evidence points to the fact that slipped disks, degenerative changes and even...

Back Pain: Use Natural Cures that Really Work

2/4/2010 - Back pain is twenty times more painful than other body pains, says Dr. Art Brownstein, physician and author of Healing Back Pain Naturally, because these complex muscles are located so close to the spinal cord. Commonly-prescribed drugs for back pain can have serious side effects; even over-the-counter...

Foot Reflexology Massage Relieves Stress and Back Pain

12/4/2009 - Reflexology is the exerting of pressure on targeted areas of the feet (or hands) using the acupressure points found on a reflexology foot chart. The art is said to have originated in the lands of China, Egypt and India and has its basis in the belief that reflex points on the soles of the feet correspond...

Ear acupuncture eases back pain in pregnant women

11/25/2009 - The September issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology contains a report that illustrates the effectiveness of ear acupuncture in alleviating lower back and pelvic pain in pregnant women. The study revealed that among 159 women who were given the acupuncture treatment, all reported reduction...

Fish Oil Relieves Joint and Back Pain, Reducing Need for NSAIDs

8/10/2009 - Fish oil contains two naturally occurring fatty acids, EPA and DHA. These fatty acids stimulate the body's anti-inflammatory processes and help relieve joint pain, much the same as NSAIDs and COX-2 inhibitors, but without the side effects. An excess of proinflammatory messenger molecules causes joint...

Vitamin D Reduces Back Pain and Osteoporosis

6/13/2009 - Vitamin D is known to build strong bones. Research has now shown its effectiveness in reducing back pain as well as in preventing osteoporosis. Vitamin D is important in maintaining the healthy calcium and phosphorus levels that are needed to build healthy bones and teeth. Known as "the sunshine vitamin"...

Acupuncture Relieves Lower Back Pain Better Than Traditional Treatments

5/22/2009 - Acupuncture is an old eastern form of medicine. It deals with putting needles into specific points in the body to relieve pain or to help with other therapeutic purposes. According to Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on energy meridians alongside which qi flows. This study set...

Pilates Effective in Treating Low Back Pain

4/19/2009 - Many adults suffer from low-back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, low back pain is so prevalent that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke lists low back pain as the number one cause of job disability in the United States. Treatment for low back pain varies from over-the-counter...

Routine Imaging Scans for Lower Back Pain Found to be Unnecessary

2/24/2009 - Perhaps due to a combination of poor diets, sedentary lifestyles, desk-bound jobs and bad posture, back pain is one of the most common ailments to affect people in developed countries. A recent study has found that the routine use of scans like X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans on persons suffering from...

Yoga Proven to Help Back Pain

1/28/2009 - Back pain is one of the top reasons that people take off work, and it keeps people from completely enjoying their life and doing many of their favorite activities. Fortunately, research shows that regular yoga sessions may be an effective way to combat back pain. 101 adults with back pain were studied...

Jesse Connone Talks About Treating the Symptoms and Fixing the Problem of Back Pain

10/24/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone shares on treating the symptoms of back pain versus fixing the problem. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone co-founder...

Jesse Connone, of The Healthy Back Institute, Shares Why Back Pain Occurs

8/16/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone discusses the biggest mistake people with back pain make. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone, personal trainer...

Treating the Symptoms and Fixing the Problem of Back Pain

8/12/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone shares on treating the symptoms of back pain versus fixing the problem. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone co-founder...

Heal Back Pain With Supplements, Medication and Nutrition

7/25/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, Jesse Connone shares on supplements, medication and nutrition for back pain. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Jesse Connone co-founder...

Acupuncture Reduces Back Pain Better than Drugs, Exercise

1/7/2008 - Acupuncture provided relief and lasting benefit to nearly twice as many lower-back-pain patients as conventional pharmaceutical and exercise therapy, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers divided 1,162 adults with chronic, lower back pain into three groups....

Chronic back pain linked to physical changes in the brain

3/1/2007 - A team of German researchers has linked chronic back pain to changes in the pain-processing areas of the brain. The research may yield new ways to treat the issue, which, according to the web site WebMD.com, affects 80 percent of Americans during their lifetimes. Jump directly to: conventional view...

Naturopathic Care and Low Back Pain (press release)

10/9/2006 - The Canada Post Corporation, comprised of Canada’s postal service and several joint ventures, has the nation’s sixth largest workforce, the majority of who are represented by a postal workers’ union. Being a postal worker entails not only the typical workforce challenges, but like nurses and mechanics,...

Effectiveness of acupuncture for back pain increases with time

9/15/2006 - Patients with lower back pain seem to respond well to acupuncture, especially as time progresses, according to a study by researchers at the University of York, England. The report -- published in the British Medical Journal -- studied 241 back pain sufferers over the course of two years. The patients...

Low-level heat wrap therapy safely reduces low back pain and improves mobility in the workplace (press release)

8/31/2006 - The use of continuous low-level heat wrap therapy (CLHT) significantly reduces acute low back pain and related disability and improves occupational performance of employees in physically demanding jobs suffering from acute low back pain, according to a Johns Hopkins study published in the December 2005...

Cognitive therapy as good as physical rehabilitation to treat chronic lower back pain (press release)

8/28/2006 - Training your mind might be just as effective as working your muscles to treat chronic lower back pain. A study published today in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders shows that therapy that helps chronic back pain sufferers overcome the psychological challenges associated with the...

Acupressure Relieves Low Back Pain (press release)

8/21/2006 - Acupressure (applying pressure with the thumbs or fingertips to the same points on the body stimulated in acupuncture) seems to be more effective in reducing low back pain than physical therapy, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Low back pain is a common health problem worldwide. In...

Acupressure can prevent brain shrinkage in back pain sufferers (press release)

7/12/2006 - Current evidence suggests that suffering from back pain can actually shrink your brain. This is worrying because back pain is a common health problem worldwide. Back pain affects up to two-thirds of the adult population annually, which alone causes huge losses due to days off from work and school. Managing...

Alleviate backpack-induced back pain with the convenient, spine-friendly BackTPack

1/17/2006 - I just found a remarkable packing and travel product. This is an instant hit, and it's going on my A-List of recommended products. It's called the backTpack. It's not a backpack, but it serves the function of a backpack, only in a smarter way. The backTpack can carry loads of weight, but it distributes...

Walking the talk: the true story of my transformation from obesity and chronic disease to outstanding health

1/20/2005 - I was recently talking to a reader of this site, and he was commenting on some of the pictures (body shots) that he'd seen of me on the website. He said to me, "You know, you were born that way! You're just one of those people that's naturally thin, that naturally has defined muscle mass. You're just...

Eliminate back pain with the Swopper chair that promotes active sitting

12/5/2004 - Back pain is a widespread problem in modern society, and a lot of that pain comes from, believe it or not, lack of exercise of skeletal muscles, lower back muscles, abdominal muscles and so on. So many of us have desk jobs today, and we spend a huge amount of time sitting in a chair that trains our...

Joint pain, back pain, arthritis cause by chronic dehydration, says doctor

10/11/2004 - Dr. B.: The human body also has its emergency calls for water. These are localized emergency calls. We call these heartburn, rheumatoid joint pain, back pain, migraine headaches, colitis pain, fibromyalgiac pain, even angina pain -- signs of dehydration in the body. And the mechanism is very simple...

Chiropractic and acupuncture help with back pain, but a real cure requires flexibility and strength training

5/17/2004 6:00:27 PM - Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, conventional wisdom says. But the way people treat that back pain varies widely. Many will just take over-the-counter painkillers to try to mask the pain. Others will opt for surgery, which almost never solves...

Back pain creates heavy economic burden on the U.S. economy

1/17/2004 9:42:49 AM - Fascinating new research shows the heavy economic impact of back pain on the U.S. economy. According to a new study, back pain accounts for $26 billion in health care expenditures yearly, and that doesn't include the lost productivity due to back pain, either. As a former sufferer of back pain,...

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