Movement Can Be the Best Medicine for Our Back Pain
July 26, 2014
In an article just released by NPR entitled “A YouTube Video Is Doctor’s Secret Weapon Against Back Pain,” the author (who is a doctor) reveals a typical scenario he’s faced many times with people suffering from back pain. He’s found that there’s an immediate need for patients to request an MRI to see if there are bigger musculoskeletal problems at play beneath the surface – but in reality, most temporary back pain goes away on it’s own, especially if those suffering continue to stay active.
Up to 90% of us will face some sort of back pain in our lives, and two-thirds of us will have recurring problems. So what is one to do about minor back pain?
Dr. Mike Evans has produced many short videos that take complex medical problems and reduces them down to simple terms that anyone can find value in. In his clip about back pain, he stresses the same point he does in his other videos. Movement is often the best medicine, a 30 minute walk each day is all we need to keep us healthy and mobile.
This is the kind of thinking that SimpleTherapy was built on. With safe and easy-to-follow videos, users can keep their daily routine intact while strengthening and stabilizing the joints that are causing them trouble.
Although most of us will get back pain at some point in our lives, there’s no need to take this news lying down.
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