Sitting On THIS Reduced Back Pain By 58% In Teens

17 Mar

Sometimes the simple things work the best. At least, that’s what it seems like according to the results of a recent back pain study. In the study, 97 teenaged students (most with back pain) took part in a four week study. 51 students sat on a hard foam wedge for three weeks in almost all of their classes, 46 students did not.

Results: Both groups were the same after the first week, but after that, the wedge users started reporting improvements in pain.

Both groups had increased pain at night as compared with the morning, but the wedge users had a significantly lower increase.

Researchers believe the wedge increased the forward tilt of the pelvis, taking pressure off the joints and disks.

Even though this study is relatively small, it accentuates a very big point in back pain. Many experts believe POSTURE is one of the biggest causes of back pain and neck pain.

If bad posture can affect resilient teenagers, imagine what it can do to a middle-aged spine?

Too many people think back and neck pain comes from ONE BIG INJURY like a slip and fall, sports injury, car accident or something similar. Many cases of back and neck pain DO come from such traumas, but MANY cases of back and neck pain come from very small stresses placed on the body and spine over long periods of time.

These stresses are called “micro-traumas” and are often not felt for YEARS. If you have ever simply bent over to pick up a pen or piece of paper and had your back “go out,” then this is what might have happened to you.

A healthy, strong spine doesn’t just go bad all of a sudden. Just like a cavity in your tooth, it slowly breaks down over time. You usually have symptoms years after the damage started to accumulate.

That’s why it is important to try to minimize the bad stress on your back, neck, and spine. Have good posture, exercise, eat right, limit stress, and get a Chiropractic check-up to stay tuned-up. 

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