STATES CHRONICLE – The number one reason for missing work can now be cured as researchers found that back pain can be alleviated with exercise. An astonishing 31 million people in America has experienced back pain severe enough to take a trip to the doctor’s office. So news that back pain can be alleviated with exercise is nothing but good.
The latest study published in the internal medicine journal, JAMA, shows that the problem can be solved with simple exercises, a correct posture and some sort of educational material that deals with the common factors that lead to pain in the lower back region.
In order to reach these conclusions, the researchers analyzed a total of 21 studies on the treatment and prevention of back pain, which were conducted at a global level, accommodating approximately 30,000 volunteers. According to the team of researchers, 25 and up to 40 percent of the participants that started exercising on a daily basis no longer presented back pain in the lower back region. The physical exercise included aerobics, stretching, flexibility and strengthening exercises.
The research team also discovered the fact that exercising for over a year caused the back pain to disappear completely. According to the numbers, the patients who only exercised diminished the rate of back pain with 35%, while the sick leave level was diminished with an astonishing 78%. The volunteers that educated themselves and then exercised lowered the levels of back pain, even more, reaching a percentage of 45%.
The conclusions were that back pain can be alleviated with exercise, but it can also be prevented. The rate of back pain incidents dropping considerably in patients that continued to exercise after the pain was initially treated.
North Carolina University doctor, Tim Carey, supports the findings of the study stating that exercise is a much better solution than the treatments that were prescribed in the past. The ailments suggested by doctors included back belts, traction treatments and orthotic insoles. Apart from the fact that some of them are rather expensive, exercising the pain away could prove useful not only in the treatment and prevention of back pain in the lower regions but for the patient’s health in general.
Chris Maher, a health researcher at Australia’s Sydney University also defended physical exercise as opposed to taking a random pill that was developed to alleviate pain. He says that it is far healthier to engage in physical activity than to swallow a pill. Exercising has no adverse reactions.
In the present day, approximately $80 billion is being spent on treatments for back pain in the lower regions. Researchers have proved that back pain can be alleviated with exercise.
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