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One Weird Trick To Cure Back Pain

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

No matter what is wrong with your back, be in bulging discs, arthritis, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, or just a  muscle strain, one thing seems to work best of all. Is it surgery? Is it a back brace? Inserts for your shoes? Physical Therapy? Steroid injections? An implanted nerve stimulator? How about prescription pain killers? If any of these was your first guess, there is a good reason why. Each of these treatments is promoted by somebody, be it a surgeon or a drug company, who could make money off of you.  But it turns out that the best thing you can do for your aching back is free. You can do it right now, no matter where you are. You don't need any special equipment or even training. 

So what is this amazing treatment? Exercise.  Researchers in Australia looked at studies of back pain from around the world. Their conclusion? Get moving if

We Don't Need No Stinking Back Pain

you want to feel better.  The one thing you can do to make your back pain worse, according to these researchers is to rest. If you let your already sore back get weaker it is going to get worse.  As much as you might be tempted to sit in your recliner while your back is hurting, you need to do the opposite. Get up and do something. Do anything. The research seems to show that any type of exercise is going to help.  The best news is that getting strong and staying strong is likely to prevent future back problems. So when you are miserable with an aching back or neck, resolve to avoid feeling that way again. Learn some simple ways to strengthen and stretch what is currently hurting.  If you do so, chances are you won't injure yourself again.  Of course, no amount of exercise is going to treat all spine problems.  If your back or neck issues are so severe that you cannot work any longer, please contact me so we can discuss your options for getting Social Security disability. In the meantime, get out there and walk around the block a couple of times and do some simple stretching when you get home.  That may be all it takes to keep you healthy and fit and strong. 

NPR Story On Exercise And Back Pain

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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