5 Alternative Ways to Reduce Back Pain

Calm and soothe back pain with natural remedies

Almost everyone has experienced a sore back at some point in their life. However, once back pain starts to interfere with work, routine daily activities, or recreation—that’s when it becomes a serious problem.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Americans spend an average of $50 billion each year seeking solace from low back pain, which is the most common reason for job-related disability and work absence. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States—just slightly less than headaches. Unfortunately, and in many cases, back pain can lead to more serious conditions if left untreated.

If you have back pain, the most important first step is to find out what exactly is causing you pain. For example, your back pain could result from muscle strain, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, osteoporosis or many other culprits. It’s vital that you consult a physician to find out what is causing your back pain. However, if you already know the reason for your pain, and have physician approval, there are many alternative remedies that can help.

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Tips for Reducing High Cholesterol

Has it been a while since you’ve had your cholesterol screened? Are you at risk for heart disease?

LDL or bad cholesterol is nasty business. And, unfortunately, this artery-clogging substance often increases as we age. That’s why the American Heart Association recommend that those 20-years or older be screened for high cholesterol at least once every five years, with more frequent screenings for those at risk of heart disease.

The good news is that getting your cholesterol down to a safer level is easier than you think with these seven simple lifestyle modifications:

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Medication Safety for Seniors

Prescription drug precautions for elderly patients

As we age, we are more likely to develop one or more chronic illnesses that require prescription medications to help us remain healthy and live longer, more active lives. However, prescription drugs can cause seniors a lot of money and health risks.

According to the research, the typical U.S senior is prescribed three prescription drugs, on average, per year. That’s why millions of American seniors are looking to Canada and Europe in an effort to find lower prices. But even if you purchase online generic Canadian drugs, administering medication to elderly patients also has risks, including:

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