Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Top 5 Causes of Back, Neck and Sciatic Pain (From Jesse Cannon at The Healthy Back Institute.)Click Here!
1. Excess Stress / Negative Beliefs
Yes, this is #1 on the list and while many people doubt or question it, excess stress and negative beliefs are what keep most people in pain.
2. Muscle Imbalances
Imbalances in our muscles create what we call dysfunctions… basically, the muscles pull your body out of alignment (not just your spine) and your body is forced to function like this and eventually it breaks down.3. Spinal Compression / Torsion
Another major physical cause of back related conditions and pain is, spinal compression and torsion. The muscle imbalances pull your spine out of alignment and create excess curvature and this places increased pressure on the discs… Click Here!
4. Trigger Points
Often responsible for much of the undiagnosed pain people experience, trigger points are a major factor when it comes to back, neck and sciatic pain…
Trigger points are complex and there are many things that contribute to their development… and to make it worse, they often cause pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the gluteal can cause pain in the lower leg.
5. Nutritional Imbalances
Yes, what you eat can help you heal or it can keep you in pain. Not only are there specific foods that create inflammation, but imbalances in minerals and nutrients are a major factor…
For example, you can have too much calcium and not enough magnesium and this can create calcification (stenosis, bone spurs, etc)… Keep in mind this is just one example… there are many others.
So here’s a quick list of foods to avoid:
- Artificial flavors / colors
And here are some foods/nutrients to eat more of:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish or supplement)
- Spices (Ginger, Tumeric)
- Antioxidants (vitamin C, selenium, quercetin)
- Vitamin D
You can learn more about how nutrition and diet affects pain Click Here!
Well, I hope you found this helpful. Be sure to follow the links and learn more about these 5 major causes. Click Here!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Exciting news! Lose The Back Pain now has a blog! Jesses Cannon founder of The Healthy Back Institute and The Lose The Back Pain System has just started a blog. On this blog you get the very latest information on back pain, free videos, tips and advice on how to lose your back pain. Click Here! and begin learning how you can live pain free.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
According to Steven Hefferon writing on the Healthy Back Institute's Click Here! website if you had an MRI you can forget about it. Heffron reports that the New England Journal of Medicine just reported it.
They published a study in which researchers performed an MRI on 98 people who had no back pain. And the researchers found that nearly two thirds of them actually had some kind of abnormal disk condition!!!
The researchers conclude:
"Many people without back pain have disk bulges or protrusions... Given the high prevalence of these findings and of back pain, the discovery by MRI of bulges or protrusions in people with low back pain may frequently be coincidental."¹
That's right. They called having a bulging or protruded disc and having back pain a coincidence. Proof positive that you can have a condition and not have pain. Indeed, there are millions of people with existing back problems right now who do not even know that they have the condition and surely don't have any pain at all. For more info, free tips on back pain relief and free videos