An estimated 80 percent of Americans will suffer from chronic back pain at some point in life. Nearly 30 percent may be struggling with persistent or chronic back pain right now,1 leading many to resort to prescription painkillers, expensive steroid shots or even surgery.
This despite the fact that, in most cases, back pain is a result of simple mechanical problems relating to poor posture or improper movement, which are best prevented and managed by regular exercise and strengthening your back and abdominal muscles.
Research has shown that back pain is continually being treated with x-rays that are not needed and addictive medications. These medications only treat the symptoms…not the cause. Back pain is one of the leading causes to addiction and it needs to stop.
Our society needs to get up and move, loose weight, work on their posture, make adjustments at work, retrain their body to move better….these things are the causes…the causes need to be worked on. The pain is a symptom from the cause. You will be on the medications for life or worse…become immobile altogether…if you don’t start working on the causes!
Since poor posture and/or improper movement is to blame for most cases of back pain, one of the best things you can do to prevent and manage back pain is to exercise regularly and keep your back and abdominal muscles strong. Foundation Training—an innovative method developed by Dr. Eric Goodman to treat his own chronic low back pain—is an excellent alternative to the medicated treatments that are prescribed. The program is inexpensive and can be surprisingly helpful, as these exercises are designed to help you strengthen your entire core and move the way nature intended.
Many people fail to realize that many times back pain actually originates from tension and imbalance at a completely different place than where the pain is felt. For example, the very act of sitting for long periods of time ends up shortening the iliacus, psoas and quadratus lumborum muscles that connect from your lumbar region to the top of your femur and pelvis. When these muscles are chronically short, it can cause severe pain when you stand up as they will effectively pull your lower back (lumbar) forward.
READERS…listen up! Back pain is very real and it really does hurt and affect your life. I know this as I suffered since high school which progressively worsened throughout my life. NOW I KNOW! Start today treating the causes of your back pain…not the symptom!
I have practice FOUNDATION TRAINING for almost one year now…my back pain has dramatically decreased! My posture is better, I stand at work way more than sitting, I am aware of how I move now. I still see my chiropractor once per month to keep my well lined up. I still see my massage therapist every month to work on my muscles. Spend your money on what works!