Back Pain Statistics, Back Pain Therapy
Back pain statistics might surprise you. On the other hand, if you're one of the untold millions whose back is hurting, they probably won't. For example, according to the American Chiropractic Association, 50 percent of Americans suffer from back pain symptoms at least once every year. Other back pain statistics show that 31 million Americans experience back pain on a regular basis, and that 80 percent of the population will experience back problems at least once in their lives. Back pain statistics also shed light on the sheer economic cost of troublesome backs: A whopping $50 billion is spent every year by Americans to treat back pain. That's higher than the GNP of many small nations!
When people hear the term "back pain therapy," they often think of visits to a chiropractor. But back pain therapy can take many forms, some of them quite surprising—for instance, back pain therapy using garlic oil. Yes, we said garlic oil. All you need are 10 garlic cloves. Fry in 3 tablespoons of sesame oil or mustard oil. Once golden brown, store this mixture in an easy-open but spill-proof container. Apply the concoction to the painful area once a day or as often as you feel it's needed, making sure you wash it off every 3 hours.
Another back pain therapy that's certainly worth considering is light therapy. Light therapy is becoming recognized by the medical community as a potentially valuable component of back pain management. And Light Relief® has been evaluated and cleared by the FDA to be safe and effective when used according to the instructions included with it. Light Relief® is a pain relief device that works by emitting energy in the infrared spectrum, thereby providing topical heating for the purpose of elevating and/or maintaining tissue temperature.
As part of your back pain treatment, you need to make sure your back has optimum support. Your bed should be firm or medium firm so that it will not be too curved when you are lying on your back. Also, choose a chair—especially an office chair—that has good lumbar support. Epsom salts can also be an effective back pain treatment. Magnesium sulfate, the active ingredient in Epsom salts, is known as an anti-inflammatory topical ingredient. All you have to do is fill your bathtub with warm water, then add 2 cups of salts. Soak in the tub for 30 minutes to an hour as frequently as you like. And we'd like to suggest one more possible remedy: Light Relief®. Light Relief® has been determined by the FDA to be both safe and effective when used as recommended.
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