Back pain seems to be an everyday occurrence for some people. Almost everyone has experienced it at one time or another. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of people will cope with back pain at some time in their life. It is reported to be the #1 reason for disability around the globe. Many wonder if there are steps they can take individually to help alleviate some of their back pain. We will outline some recommendations below.
Taking Control of Back Pain
One can have some influence over this health condition by regulating diet and nutrition. Poor dietary choices can lead to poor health overall. The opposite is also true – good nutrition has a positive effect on the body leading to better health. This may seem daunting at first, but a good place to start is by eliminating the following foods from one’s diet:
- Trans fats
- White bread
It may be difficult to do this all at once. Therefore, starting by eliminating one thing at a time is a great idea. Making it a goal to remove processed foods from one’s diet is a good first step that will lead to better health.
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Vitamin D for Back Pain
A deficiency in vitamin D can cause lower back pain. One can get more of this by simply sitting outside in the sun for approximately 20 minutes each day. There are also some good supplements that can be bought without a prescription.
Proper Spine Alignment Helps Back Pain
Another area to consider is that of upper cervical chiropractic. Here at Advance Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we focus our attention on the C1 and C2 vertebrae of the upper neck. If either of these is misaligned, the end result can be back pain. The back often has to compensate for a misalignment of this type, leading to posture changes. By correcting the underlying problem, the spine can begin functioning as intended and back pain may lessen or go away entirely.
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