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What do you do for BACK PAIN, naturally?

Robyn Openshaw - Jan 06, 2016 - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

I’m going to share my thoughts on back pain in a few videos over the next few weeks.

I haven’t had any back or neck pain for many years. That’s a big deal, since I was in a car accident at age 5 and needed chiropractic adjustments from age 16 well into my 30s.

I put some practices into place that eliminated my former chronic need for chiropractic adjustments.

Don’t get me wrong . . . I’m a fan of chiropractic care, which is corrective without being invasive (like drugs and surgery are), but I’m downright giddy that I haven’t needed it in a decade. Did you know you can do simple, preventative things that make a HUGE difference in how much time and money you might need to spend on keeping your back and neck healthy?

As part of your evaluation of the new year and what you want to change, let me ask you—

Are you doing simple things, every day, to keep your spine flexible and healthy with synovial fluid bathing your joints?

If you just said, “no,” or, “I have no idea what you’re talking about, GSG, and never think about it,” be sure to watch my next few YouTube videos! Here’s the first. I hope you benefit from this tip that has helped me a lot!

Stay tuned to my blog for the other video tips!

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9 thoughts on “What do you do for BACK PAIN, naturally?”

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  1. oops! Good points. (maybe god points as well)

  2. Mindy M says:

    I ordered a height adjustable Varidesk Pro Plus 30 on Amazon this week. I should be able to get the cost reimbursed through my employer’s medical flexible spending account/cafeteria plan because I have a doctor’s note from my chiro saying that he strongly recommended it to ensure I can stay on track with my treatment plan and to resolve my neck and back pain. Now I just need to find a supportive mat to stand on. Really excited to finally wean off excessive dependence on chiropractic and actually make progress/hold adjustments better.

    1. Steve H. says:

      To Mindy M – I bought a Varidesk last spring or early summer. I’m on the road to retirement and do not work full time, but rarely do I sit anymore at the office. Regarding the mat to stand on, I bought the Varidesk mat – a bit pricey, but there is a concrete slab under the carpet in my office, and I wanted a good mat. There are memory foam kitchen mats that are cheaper and provide decent cushioning under your feet (Bed, Bath, and Beyond have a good assortment). It has taken me a while to build up my stamina for standing, but I have been very pleased with the adjustment. I researched it fair amount before taking the step and am convinced that it has contributed significantly to my health. No chiropractic visits since I got the Varidesk. Good luck!

  3. Carl Johnson says:

    What is your $35 option? I haven’t seen any standing desk options for that cost.

  4. This is precisely what I preach every day. I am a physical therapist and I help people find their way back to being pain free – no drugs – no surgery – every day. I do manipulate (kind of like a chiropractor), I do work on releasing soft tissue adhesions, and I do instruct in exercise, but I mainly educate and instruct. A little bit of knowledge (and prevention) goes a long way! I totally agree with everything Green Smoothy Girl says in her video and would add that for every 30 minutes you are in one posture, switch and do 30 seconds of the opposite. Sitting is a flexion activity. After 30 min, you should stand and do a total of 30 seconds of back bends as this is extension and the opposite direction (as long as it’s pain free). Standing desks can be nice, but research shows that too much time standing is almost as bad as too much time sitting. The best option is to break it up. If you have had pain for longer than a few months, go and find a good physical therapist who is skilled in orthopedics and ergonomic evaluation and get on the road to recovery!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Jeff. We appreciate your advice to break it up and change positions. By back bends, what do you mean exactly?

  5. Dena says:

    Is there a link for the desk/tabletop referred to in the video?

    1. Dena, here is a link to the Varidesk.

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