Back Pain: How to Heal & Prevent Lower or Upper Back Pain
October 18, 2018
Have you felt how sitting creates imbalances in your muscles? It's because you use some muscles more than others.
Over time, your "strong" muscles tug on your "weak" muscles. This pulls unevenly on your joints.
When you do nothing to resolve the imbalance, you end up in pain — a stiff neck, herniated disk, or a pinched nerve like sciatica.
How can you prevent this? Or get relief if you're already in pain?
How to Stop Neck & Back Pain
The answer is a special combination of eight movements. These simple movements address the muscle imbalances — the real cause of back pain.
You'll see from the many testimonials, people feel results after the first session.
They're walking again, playing golf and tennis, even touching their toes for the first time in 20 years. Try these 8 movements *before* you even think of surgery.
Surgery will never heal you. It's invasive. In my experience, it brings more problems over the years.
With these 8 movements, you find a place to lie down, put a pillow or towel under your head, and have a chair handy. That's it.
Happy side-effects include:
- Stronger abs and core,
- Improved posture,
- Increased flexibility, and
- An increase in blood flow and nutrients to all areas — enhancing your body's ability to repair itself.
A free bonus is The Cubicle Cure. Do you sit for long hours? This simple 4 minute program is a must to help you release the tension in your back, and strengthen your back.
Watch the powerful video testimonials here (or read them).
I've seen so much suffering in friends my age (over 60) — osteoporosis, hip fracture, sciatica. Please don't let it happen to you.
Strengthen your muscles and bones now with these simple tools.
Don't Sit Up Straight!
"Stand tall, sit straight!" How often we heard that as children. At my school, Collegiate Girls' High School in Port Elizabeth, those who walked tall with ramrod backs won a white belt to wear round their waist. All the world could see they were number one in deportment.
Needless to say I rebelled and am round-shouldered to this day.
It turns out my school was wrong. New research shows that sitting in an upright 90-degree position places more strain on our back than sitting slightly leaning forward at 135-degrees.
"Everybody knows that if you sit for long periods you have back pain," Dr. Waseem Amir Bashir, a radiologist from the University of Alberta Hospital in Canada told Reuters Health in November, 2006.
Back pain is the most common cause of work-related disability in the United States.
Best Sitting Position
Dr. Bashir used MRI to study 22 healthy adults with no history of back pain as they sat in three different positions:
- a slouching position in which the body is hunched forward, as over a keyboard;
- an upright straight-back position with legs at 90-degrees and knees and hips at the same level;
- a "relaxed" 135-degree tilt position.
"At this 135-degree tilt, the legs are lower than the hips, and the back is slightly forward with a normal curvature which provides lumbar support," Bashir explained.
"We found this 135-degrees to be the ideal sitting position because it's similar to a neutral relaxed lying down position."
Potentially harmful spinal disk movement was most pronounced with the 90-degree sitting position. "In this 90-degrees, you are actually straining your back against gravity," Bashir noted.
As expected, "the bending forward or slouching position is the worst sitting position for your back."
Health Hazards of Sitting
Are you sitting for more than 4 hours a day? Please STAND UP right now :)
Else you're likely to develop a chronic disease, such as diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis, heart or kidney disease.
You feel the effect of sitting on your bones & muscles — pain in your neck or lower back, poor posture.
But did you know that inactivity itself — the near-zero energy you expend — is hazardous to your health?
Sitting is not just at a desk. It's also commuting, watching TV... the hours you sit add up!
This infographic gives you a stark visual of how much you are harming yourself.
A quick way to get moving:
* Take a 2-minute walking break every hour. Try running upstairs!
Reducing Stress On Your Back
I find the best way to feel good at the end of the day is to jump on my rebounder every hour or so. I bought a watch that chimes every hour to remind me to STOP what I'm doing, and Jump!
This also gets your lymph circulating, specially good for the tiny capillaries behind your eyes. You know that finger joints and eyes suffer most at the hands of a computer. Look out to the horizon and all around as you jump.
Lymphasizing (another word for rebounding) quickly removes toxins from cells and brings fresh nutrients in. Our lymph is the fluid surrounding every single cell.
By fisting and flexing your fingers while you jump, and twirling your wrists around, you also relieve the RSI (repetitive stress injury) from keyboard and mouse.
Best pages to learn more:
- Back Pain Relief 4 Life — skim through the huge number of testimonials. You don't need to suffer back pain!
- What to Eat in a Raw Food Diet — strengthen your back with raw foods.
- Eating Links — see all info on Eating High-Raw.
- Site Map — see the whole feast :)
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