Sometimes back pain is not strictly related to spinal structures. Sometimes back pain comes from other places, specifically internal organs. In a process called referred pain , internal organs can send pain signals to other parts of the body. For example, when someone is experiencing a heart attack, the left arm may ache. Nothing is wrong with the arm, but this limb hurts because the heart is referring pain to it. The neck, mid-back and low back are also potential targets for referred pain. Here are two examples when "back pain" has nothing to do with spinal problems.
Gallbladder : The gallbladder is a small organ tucked up near the liver that helps with digestion. Within this internal organ problems can arise like a blockage from a stone, an infection, or just an inflamed gallbladder attack. Sometimes the symptoms clearly point to a problem with the gallbladder. These classic symptoms include right upper quadrant abdominal pain just underneath the right chest wall, nausea, gas, ...
Everyone would like to find a cure for chronic fibromyalgia-like pain. No one magical treatment is going to work for everybody because everyone is different. Are you searching for your cure? Here is a story about a woman who found her cure:
A 58 year old woman returned to me after seeing another doctor for the past two years. The last time I saw her, she was struggling with fibromyalgia and headaches despite my best efforts to treat her with medications and exercise . Since then, she has lost nearly 60 pounds in two years and is feeling much less pain. Obviously, her time with another doctor did her a whole lot of good ( more than I did) and I wanted to find out what made the difference in her life. She told me that the other doctor discovered that her pain was being caused by food. After eliminating dairy, wheat, peanuts, “nightshade” foods (tomatoes, potatoes, etc), cantaloupe, and bananas, this woman who had suffered with fibromyalgia for years was finally cured....
I recently did a shared post on the effects of poor eating over the holidays. Historically many people, me included, choose to take the holidays off from making wise food choices. We all know that much of what we eat during the holiday season is detrimental to our health, but do we really understand the severity of the consequences of eating poorly for only a few days.
Recently, I completed my video series case study titled The Raschad Jones Project. In this project we documented what happens when Certified Personal Trainer, Raschad Jones agrees to eat junk food for 72 hours. The results were surprising, and something I want to share with you before you we go into the holidays. You can click on the link below to view this project:
To briefly summarize my findings, we saw the following occurrences:
1. Less than 24 hours into eating his poor diet ...
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