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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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