If you experience back pain, you’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American’s spend around $50 billion each year addressing lower back pain, which the NIH says is the most common cause of job-related disability and the leading contributor to missed days of work.
Most people don’t know this, but the vast majority of back pain can be treated without surgery. I can’t begin to tell you how many of my clients sought me out for a second opinion to a doctor or surgeon who recommended surgery, and after meeting with me and following my advice, went on to live pain- and surgery-free lives.
Many lower back pain issues can be successfully addressed by working to restore proper function and strength to the back, which ultimately – when done correctly – prevents the recurrence of injury. In my DVD, Lower Back Basics, I show back pain sufferers how taking care of their back has never been easier. The 12 different therapeutically designed stretches and exercises I’ve chosen to focus on in the DVD require minimal space to perform, promote flexibility and comfort, and put back pain sufferers in a better position to free themselves from lower back pain and the expense of surgery.
Although simple to perform, back strengthening stretches and exercises like mine are complemented by a focused coordination of the breath, which has a significantly positive effect on the stress aspect of lower back problems and is the road into strengthen core muscles. Since lower back problems almost always have an element of compression, the question becomes, how to counter the compression.
If you’re looking for advice for dealing with back pain, and surgery is an option you’re seriously considering, take the time first to watch my DVD and give the exercises a try. What do you have to lose, aside of course from thousands of dollars in hospital bills and an untold number of days of missed work and a lack of physical freedom.