Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Diet for Back Pain

Lower back pain is among the most common health problems. It is the leading cause of job-related disability, the second most common cause of missed work days, and the leading cause of disability in people aged 18 to 45. Back pain is most likely to occur between the ages of 30 and 50, during the most productive period of most people’s lives.
Fortunately, most cases of lower back pain are self-limited. That is, they go away no matter how they are treated. For some people lower back pain becomes chronic, meaning it is does not go away and causes problems indefinitely.

Lower back pain usually develops over a period of years from accumulated abuses of the spine, many of which are not painful when they are incurred. Even when there is a single identifiable acute injury that causes the lower back to hurt, the overall condition of the back, not just the condition of the spine, determines the speed of recovery and whether back pain becomes permanent.

Nutritional supplements do not have a direct or immediate on back pain. They prevent further injury to bone. Over the course of months and years, this reduces back pain, but you will not see immediate results.

Is there a food that can give you fast relief from back pain? Actually, there are two: Almost any entree made with ginger and/or a peppery food will offer you a slight amount of relief. For long-term improvement of back pain, however, you will do best to follow the guidelines for osteoporosis.

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