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Pain in My Back

Posted By Correy Robertson On May 13, 2010 @ 8:57 am In Health Talk | No Comments

According to this article from Good Morning America and ABC News, Americans spend $50 billion each year on low back pain. Is that more than the wedding industry??
Besides a sore throat, back pain is the thing Americans go to the doctor for the most – and 80% of Americans say they suffer from it…so it is likely that you or someone close to you struggles with back pain at least occasionally. Check out the video below from GMA, featuring Dr. Richard Besser and one woman’s story on why surgery is not always the answer.
Check out the whole article here. There are tips on preventing back pain – including stretching before you exercise, staying active, being mindful of your posture, and wearing comfortable shoes if you stand or walk frequently.
Do you suffer from lower back pain? – If so, how do you remedy the pain?

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