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3 Ways To Relieve Back Problems…

 

If you have back pain… or want to avoid getting back pain… read on to discover the 3 ways to relieve back problems.

#1: Avoid positions that hurt your back.

You MUST avoid the position shown in the image above: BENDING over, while TWISTING your back, while REACHING for an object, while LIFTING or PULLING that object.  If you have a job or a task that require you to do this position, ask for help… or modify the activity so that you don’t have to do assume this position that’s REALLY bad for your back.

You should also avoid the back positions that make your back pain worse. When it comes to back pain… NO pain, NO gain is NOT a good rule. Some people feel like the pain is creating a good stretch in their low back. Not so… if you’re putting your back in a position that makes your back pain worse, you’re probably doing more HARM than GOOD.

#2: Do back range of motion exercises that relieve back pain.

There are easy exercises that most people with back pain can safely do.  If you feel SHARP PAIN in your low back… or anywhere… while doing any of these exercises, STOP immediately. Many back problems can be relieved by back exercises.  But if you’re getting SHARP PAIN with any of the exercises below, your back pain may be beyond this point. You may have a serious condition that needs expert help.

WARNING:  As a general rule, if your back pain is caused by a herniated disc or a bulged disc, DON’T do the exercises that require you to bend your torso forward.  Also, DON’T do the exercises that require you to bend your leg(s) up. If your back pain is caused by referred pain from an irritated low back spinal facet joint, DON’T do the exercises that require you to bend your torso backward.

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You can do these exercises while you’re sitting or standing.

While keeping your back straight, move your back forward.  Then backward.  Then left.  Then right.  Then move your upper body to look over your RIGHT shoulder. Then move your upper body to look over your LEFT shoulder.

 #3: If you still have back pain after doing #1 and #2 above, try this back stretching machine.

If your back pain is from a bulged disc or a herniated disc, you need extra help to stop the damage and to unpinch pinched nerves. Here’s a modern traction machine that can gently stretch your low back… and relieve your pinched nerves or nerve roots. It’s also designed to help hydrate your dehydrated bulged or herniated discs… and to bring much needed nutrients to help heal your damaged disc.

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Being on this machine is so EASY and RELAXING that most of my patients that use this machine take a short nap during their session.

This back stretching machine was designed by doctors, scientists and engineers.  When our patients suffer from low back pain or sciatica… caused by a bulged disc, or a herniated disc, or by spinal stenosis, or by degenerative arthritis in their spine, we put them on this machine… and they get FANTASTIC results.

If you’d like our help in relieving your back pain or sciatica, call our office at (831) 475-8600 for a FREE Consultation. When you come in, we’ll tell you what we think is going on with your back, if we can help you, and what we recommend.

If you’re not ready to consult with us, get a FREE copy of the back pain book that Dr. Falkenroth wrote titled, “How To Relieve Back Pain Without Back Surgery.” You’ll learn from this book the advice that Dr. Falkenroth gives to his patients to help them relieve their back pain or sciatica. This book is an accummulation of Dr. Falkenroth’s expertise in treating back pain and sciatica after treating over 3,500 patients after 16 years in practice. To get a copy of this book, click on the “FREE BACK PAIN BOOK” box below.

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Back Pain & Sciatica Clinic
Dr. John Falkenroth, D.C.

2959 Park Ave., Suite F
Soquel, CA  95073
(831) 475-8600

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