10 Tips for Unbreakable Weight Loss Resolutions!

Losing weight is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in the country. You’ve probably made this resolution yourself… multiple times! But each year, before you know it, you find yourself on the couch eating junk food instead of a salad. How can you make this year different? Fortunately, we’ve done the hard part for you. We’ve put together a list of 10 surefire tips that will make your weight loss resolutions stick!

  1. KEEP A RECORD! Studies show that those who keep a food diary lose twice as much weight as those who don’t! Writing down the foods you consume (and what emotions caused you to consume them) helps keep you accountable throughout the week!
  2. BE SPECIFIC! Vague goals like “I want to be healthier” won’t get you anywhere. Make your resolutions as specific as possible by outlining small day-to-day steps. Plan out your week to include well balanced meals (with a shopping list!) and some kind of physical activity.
  3. RESOLVE TO COMMIT! After setting realistic goals, resolve to commit to them for at least 30 days – long enough for these changes to become habits. It’ll be much easier to keep going once you’re in motion!
  1. DO WHAT YOU LIKE! Eating healthfully doesn’t mean you have to eat foods you dislike. Do some research and try to find some new healthy foods that you might enjoy. The same goes for exercise! Change up your routine when you start to get bored.
  2. REWARD YOURSELF! Create a rewards system! Do something (non-food related) when you reach each weight loss milestone. Get a massage or buy a new dress for an upcoming party! Consider trying something you couldn’t do before you lost weight. Celebrate your success!
  3. EAT FOR FUEL, NOT PLEASURE! Remember that food is meant to fuel the body and keep it going. When you eat for pleasure, all of your health goals go out the window. Pay attention to what foods you are eating and how they make you feel.
  4. DRINK WATER! Water is essential to weight loss. It cleanses the body and keeps everything moving and working properly. Without enough water, you’ll feel sluggish and hungry all the time.
  5. SLEEP AT LEAST 8 HOURS A NIGHT! Without 8 hours of sleep each night, your body can’t function properly. If you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll make poor choices and find it hard to lose weight
  6. DON’T BEAT YOURSELF UP! If you slip up every once in a while, it’s okay! The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up for it and fall off the wagon forever.
  7. CLEANSE OFTEN! Detoxification is the key to weight loss. It’s important to cleanse your body often! You can detox at any time, whether you’ve eaten too much over the holidays or just want a little extra boost. Call us to learn more about our Solutions4 Detox Kits!

As you begin to set your goals for the New Year, keep these 10 tips in mind. Make 2021 a year to remember! If you are ready to take your New Years Resolution to the next level, and experience a CLICK HERE (https://drkoehler.weightseminar.com/) to sign up for our FREE Breakthrough Weight Loss Seminar, being held twice a week in January! Conquer your weight once and for all. You will learn how to lose weight naturally, safe, & keep it off long term, unlike typical fad diets. Learn why toxins & hormones in your body may be preventing you from decreasing the number on the scale in 2021.

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6 Health Tips To Get You Through The Holiday’s

First of all, it’s important to realize that you can and enjoy the holiday’s without overeating. This season is all about gratitude, family, and good food – but it doesn’t have to be about binge eating. There are plenty of delicious, healthy foods that you can eat in moderation and really enjoy. Giving in to the desire to overeat reinforces the mindset that healthy eating is “just too hard.” Each poor choice that you make adds up and contributes to the feeling that you can’t control what you eat or how you behave. When you consciously make good choices instead, you’ll build confidence in yourself until you know you can succeed! Wouldn’t you rather go forward with optimism, confidence, and peace of mind? If you can navigate through Thanksgiving without giving into temptation, you’ll find that the rest of the holiday season is just that much easier.

If you’re worried that you’ll be tempted to overeat despite all of this, there are a few steps you can take to curb your cravings:

1. Focus on other aspects of the experience other than just the food. Enjoying some quality time family members whether in person of via zoom is the Best reason to celebrate this year, and it isn’t just about the food. You’ll be surprised when you realize how much fun you can have without eating foods you’ll regret! It is 100% possible to have a happy holiday without falling off the wagon.

2. Savor your meal completely….bite by bite. Chew each food at least 18-24 times. You will be not only be able to properly add digestive enzymes from chewing more you will slow the tendency to overeat.

3. Slow down…..Take more time than usual to enjoy your food by taking more time between bits of food. Place our spoon or fork down with each bite. Enjoy the conversation with your loved one, or at least family that annoys you the least, with conversation during the meal will enable to experience to last longer. An additional benefit of taking longer will also allow your stomach time to signal to your brain when you are truly full.. All of us have likely had the experience of eating fast and not realizing until it’s too late that we over-stuffed ourselves.

4. Turn the TV Off so you can enjoy each other’s company and so you can more fully savor the experience. Distracted eating while watching the game or a movie is a sure fire way to distract yourself into binge eating.

5 . Allow yourself a healthy treat, but don’t overdo it. Consider making a healthier pie with an almond-based crust, a homemade coconut-based ice cream, or some other lightly (and naturally) sweetened dessert.

6. Think of vegetables as the main dish (not a side dish) at every meal. Eat these first, then move on to other foods if you’re still hungry.

So there you have it, six tips for a healthy holiday season to keep you in check with over eating and moving towards more health options for the holiday season!

We at Physical Achievement Center are here to help you improve your health and goals. Look for our upcoming columns and offerings for helping you with your best self as you prepare for a better, stronger, healthier 2021!  You can look forward to not only effective help to overcome worrisome pain from head to toe but also we have a brand new unique weight loss program that will enable you to shed your unwanted pounds.

You can PREREGISTER for these great events by calling (920) 230 – 2747 or by visiting page.pacptot.com/weightlossws – the first few will fill up quick!! Our workshop times are below for our

“FREE Breakthrough Weight Loss Seminar”

Wednesday, January 6th from 6pm – 7 pm
Saturday, January 9th from 10am-11am
Tuesday, January 12th from 6pm – 7pm
Saturday, January 16th from 9am – 10am

In the meantime please enjoy the time with hour family and close friends—-in person, phone, or virtual. We will be here for you for achieving greater health in 2021.

Replacing Fear with Hope with Painful Neuropathy

If you, or your loved one, is suffering from painful peripheral Neuropathy you are well aware of the suffering and difficulty in carrying on in everyday life.

Depending on which nerves are damaged – and how badly – many different symptoms can result. If your hands or feet are affected by peripheral Neuropathy, you may experience:

• Numbness
• Insensitivity to pain or temperature
• Tingling, burning, or prickling (aka “pins and needles” sensations)
• Sharp pains or cramps
• Extreme sensitivity to light touch
• Loss of balance or coordination S

Some people find that these symptoms are worse at night. Others find that their symptoms are dependent upon the temperature, time of day, or their level of physical activity. Numbness, tingling, or pain from Neuropathy can be scary, especially when you don’t know what’s going on or who to ask for help!

Unlike peripheral Neuropathy, autonomic Neuropathy affects the functions of your body that are involuntary or unconscious. Your heart, digestive system, lungs, and other vital organs are controlled by this system. When it malfunctions, as it does with autonomic Neuropathy, any of these functions can break down. This can lead to:

• Digestive difficulties (constipation, diarrhea, nausea, bloating, etc.)
• Urinary incontinence
• Sexual dysfunction
• “Brain fog,” lightheadedness or dizziness
• Heart rate and blood pressure irregularities
• Shortness of breath
• Sweating too much or not enough
• Difficulty swallowing

Though many people recognize the signs and symptoms of peripheral Neuropathy, most people don’t realize when they are affected by autonomic Neuropathy. Because the symptoms are so diverse – and can be attributed to different causes – autonomic Neuropathy can be difficult to diagnose. You may find that the treatments for peripheral Neuropathy end up improving other problems that you didn’t realize were related!

So what can be done if you you feel you or your loved ones are experiencing the effects of painful peripheral Neuropathy?

1. Begin immediately eating HIGHER QUALITY FOOD and avoid process high calorie food that is so common in our traditional American diet. Replace can, bagged and processed food with multiple servings of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably of many different colors) while minimizing junk food and simple sugars (Soda, candy, chips, etc.)

2. EXERCISE. What type of exercise? Repeated exercise such as walking, stationary bike, treadmill-that is Aerobic exercise, Strength training (such as standing partial squats, heel raises, butt raises, etc.) to build up leg strength to enable safe and effective standing and walking.

3. Drink more water to clear and consider use of a lemon slice in water (organic if possible) to hydrate and cleanse the body for better digestion and elimination of toxins in your body that may be keeping you unwell and help shift your body towards recovery.

So, what is next for you to healing your Neuropathy permanently AND naturally?

CLICK HERE to sign up for our latest Neuropathy workshop right here in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We will explain to you why you have having this problem in the first place and what you can do to reverse this degenerative nerve disease and eliminate your numbness, tingling, and pain.

How To Stay Mentally Fit During Stressful Times

Hello Everyone,

We are all in this together with the COVID-19. I personally wish I could close my eyes and the bad dream would be over! Regrettably we may be in this together for a quite a while.  I will share some reflections, insights and thoughts on how we can manage in these difficult times. We are especially concerned about all aspects of health and wellness that isn’t limited to Physical & Occupational Therapy. Me and the team will be covering topics and tips that cover all aspects  of health and well being such as:

•Stress and Mental Health/Wellness
•Emotional well being
•Physical health and fitness
•Spiritual Connection

For today I have three reflections to consider managing during these stressful times.

1.Find Gratitude
In these times it can be good to check in with acknowledging the positive things in life. Identify and write out or speak aloud one or more things you are grateful for. If things seem dark for you it can be as simple as being grateful for your safe home/apartment, some food in kitchen, health of friends and family. Recalling these blessings to be grateful provide positive emotions, and thus chemical reactions, in our bodies that fight against the stress associated with outside circumstances we have no control over. Practice this daily ,and more often to relief stress.

2.Unplug
So we need enough news information to be informed. Staying glued to the news for hours on end or checking the news on TV, internet, aps, and radio on a persistent basis isn’t likely contributing more than checking once or twice a day for update. Your psychological well being is going to be affected with constant bathing in “news” and lead to despair. Learn to become a minimalist to news and you can avoid a lot of anxiety and stress.

3.Connect.
Make some deeper connections with those in your home and family. Limiting travel outside can help you set time to be present in the moment for those that mean the most to you. Take advantage of the opportunity. If you are alone reach out with a phone call, text, letter, email, or note to a neighbor to let them know you are thinking of them. This will help to improve our sense of community as an antidote to stress and fear. This may be a perfect opportunity to connect with some meaningful classic literature, spiritual/religious books you have been putting off….or simply enjoying the sight, sounds and presence of nature in your yard. In short connect to positive to combat persistent negative news and events to lessen the stress load on your body.

So there you have it, some ideas to begin doing something amidst a situation you have little control over. Be sure to share this with someone you know who may need a bit of inspiration.

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Until next time…

Be well,

Dr. Eric

When Do I Use Ice? …And When Do I Use Heat?

Easily one of the most common questions I get asked daily, and it’s something that confuses many people… “Should I use heat or ice for my back pain?”

Rightly or wrongly, most people favor heat – a nice hot water bottle, soak in the bath, or one of those lavender scented wheat bags to try and ease their back pain. I think of the key reasons is the simple fact that we live in Wisconsin, where winter can last months!

Every health concern and injury is different…

So when to use Ice: There’s one time in particular we say to use ice and that’s when something just happened and it’s very painful, likely hot and maybe swollen. This is an acute injury. Acute meaning it just happened. For example, a sprained ankle or pulled muscle.

When it comes to your back pain, the time to use ice is if your back has suddenly ‘gone out’ and you’re in a lot of pain, or you’ve overdone it and your back becomes very painful towards the end of the day or activity.

You see, your body is very clever. Let’s use an ankle sprain as example. The pain and heat come from the inflammation. Again, this is your body’s way of trying to protect and heal itself, if something’s painful – you’re not going to want to move or touch it are you?

The exact same thing is happening in your back too, you just can’t see it. So, your ankle, back, or whatever you’ve hurt can start to heal without any more damage. So that’s WHY it is happening. But this pain can often be worse than the injury itself, so cooling it down with ice is a simple method to help ease the intensity of the pain as soon as possible.

And by using the cool ice little and often on the injury (20 minutes every hour so), the cooling and warming of the injury will help the blood keep flowing around the area to help it heal even quicker.

Okay, so now that we’ve got a good idea on when to use ice… how about when do we use heat?

Try thinking of it like this… When something is warm it’s softer, and when something is cold, its harder (think of those chocolate easter eggs you can’t help but sneak into!) it is exactly the same with our body too.

With that in mind I always explain to my clients it’s time to apply heat when you feel more stiff, achy, and need to get things moving – that’s the perfect time to use heat.

So first thing in the morning if your back is feeling really tight, a hot shower to loosen the muscles often works wonders. Follow that with some gentle stretches and you’ll feel a huge difference! Typically, if it something that’s been nagging you for some time (think chronic) it’s best to use heat as the muscle and joints are tight, which is what is making it ache and stiff.

It’s for that same reason football players and any other athletes warm up before their sport – so they don’t pull these muscles. When we’re asleep at night our muscles cool down because they aren’t being used so our blood is going directly to our brain for our dreams and for our stomach to digest our dinner…so why don’t we warm up first thing in the morning to get us ready for the day?

Don’t worry, I’m not talking about 10 laps jogging around your neighborhood. Just a warm shower followed up by a few minutes of simple stretching. Not sure what stretches to do? A physical therapist can help! Give us a call at the office (920) 230-2747 to set up a time to talk one on one – either in person or over the phone, completely FREE!

So key things to remember – if it just happened and is very painful – ice it, if it is stiff and tight – warm it up!

For more tips like this on how to ease back pain, click here where you can download our free guide with easy ways to heal back pain HERE.

Why Knee Pain Gets Worse When You Exercise And How To Ease It

It’s no surprise seeing as we’re now heading into Summer quick than we know that this time of year we start to see more people than ever at Physical Achievement Center with painful knees. One of the main reasons why is it’s around this time of year that people decide to be more active and take things up like running and walking for longer distances.

And even if they’re used to running, people tend to step it up and run a little longer than usual to get ready for the summer, sometimes adding in extra running days going from twice a week, to four times a week.

If this sounds like you, what’s likely going on is something called “runners knee” – it’s got its nickname for an obvious and very unfortunate reason, because it’s common among runners, and even those who are brand new to running.

If we run often, after a while the stress of running can cause irritation around the knee area. The resulting pain can be sharp and sudden, or irritating and dull. Sometimes it disappears when you’re running, only to return again afterwards.

The pain will generally feel worse when bending the knee, especially when walking or running downhill, or even sometimes as simple as walking down a flight of stairs!

So why are you experiencing this pain your knees?

Think of it like this – each time you run and bend your knee, your knee cap rubs against your thigh muscle, and just like if you were to rub your hand against your arm, eventually your arm would go red ad become sore after a while… Well the same happens with your knees!

If you’re not used to running, OR, if you haven’t slowly built up how long you run for and how many times a week you choose to as well, then this is going to be a shock to your knees.

Another thing if the muscles around your knees are weak and tight, they’re not going to be able to support you through a run…

… And without strong muscles to support your knee joints, (or just really tired and weak ones), you’re much more likely to suffer from aches and pains.

So the solution to your problem?

It’s likely to be a simple case of strengthening the knee muscles (and hip and lower back ones too), to make them stronger and support when you want to run – not ignoring it and adding in MORE exercise.

See, a lot of people think that exercising more is good for them, and it is to an extent, but only if you’re doing the right type of exercises to benefit everything else you’re doing.

Doing the right type of exercises and stretches to strengthen the right muscles will mean your knees will be strong enough to walk and run for longer, with less pin at the end of the day.

You’ve got to build a strong foundation first before doing more and to prevent any aches and pains suddenly creeping up on you which could put you out for a few weeks…

Want more tips and advice for knee pain? Click HERE to get your free report with 12 tips to help you overcome your nagging, annoying knee pain and get back to your active life!

4 Things To Do TODAY to Get Back To Your Life Without Shoulder Pain

Rotator cuff injuries are common in people who have to repeatedly perform overhead activities as part of their daily routine.  This type of injury is common with painters, construction workers, and those who play recreational golf and tennis to name a few. It is something we see often at our clinic – and one of the biggest questions we get is “What can I do TODAY to help begin to repair my shoulder injury?”

There are 4 main things you can consider if you are going to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) for recovering from Shoulder Pain.

1. Use ICE not HEAT


Most people love the feeling of heat on their body and tend to shy away from the cold ice, which is a huge mistake! With shoulder pain typically comes inflamed nerves. Ice calms and reduces the inflammation, while heat will aggravate it. You should ice for 15-20 minutes every hour up to 8 times a day.

2. Remain Active – but Avoid New Activities

Avoid resting your shoulder too much, as inactivity will make the shoulder worse- and the weaker your muscles get, the harder it can be to recover. You should not go out and try new training and exercises that are dramatically different from your normal routine. This can cause unnecessary pain as those unused muscles in your shoulder work in overtime. Keep activities at or below a pain level of 3-4 on a scale of 10.

3. Review your Sleeping Arrangement

If you notice you are extra sore when you wake up, your bed may be hurting your healing process! If you are use to sleeping with two pillows, or an extra thick pillow, you want to reconsider using one medium size, softer pillow. This may seem unusual but this will create less tension in your neck and shoulders as they are not being stretched as far.

4. Seek Help and Advice from a Specialist

Although there is a lot of good information on Google, it can be misleading, untrue, or not pertain to you at all! Each shoulder injury is unique and studies show that healing is best done with hands on care and a specialized exercise program from an expert Physical Therapist. Doing these two things jointly allows the muscles to progress and get stronger. (PS – You do NOT need get a prescription from your GP! Which means you can visit without having to go to the doctors!)

 

Notice how we did not put Surgery as an option for your Shoulder Injury or Rotator Cuff tear? That’s because many people do not realize that there is a good chance they can rehabilitate without needing to do an invasive, expensive, risky surgery! The first 3 tips are great to get started, but will not completely heal your injury. These will, however, help you jump start your recovery with an expert. Even with severe injuries, a physical therapist is the specialist who can help return normal range of motion, strength, and return to function, NATURALLY.

Do you need more tips and information for your sore shoulder?  Click HERE to obtain our FREE “12 Best Kept Secrets for Healing Your Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Naturally… WITHOUT Medications, Injections, or Surgery” report.

Are You Doing These 4 Things to Make Your Knee Pain Worse?

Some people blame their knee pain on old age or that it just comes and goes on its own, but a lot of the time our own everyday habits add to the knee pain that we feel.  Perhaps your knee pain is being affected by these 4 habits…

1.) You and I were not designed to sit. It goes against every basic, fundamental rule of the ways we originally evolved as humans. When you sit at a desk, or in a chair with your knees bent underneath, you’re stretching ligaments, muscles and placing your knee in a position that is un-natural – and a position knees really aren’t built to be in for too long. Limit the amount of time you sit with your knees bent, and keep them out straight for as long as possible – and keep them moving too.

2.) Wearing shoes such as high heels or shoes that are too tight place additional stress on your knees. Instead, you should be wearing shoes with cushioning. Shoes with good cushioning can absorb the impact of your foot hitting the ground, preventing the shock from getting to your knees. Specialized inserts are perfect for offering more comfort and protection for your knees.

3.) A lot of people think that getting rest and not using your knee helps fight knee pain. However, the problem with too much rest is that it makes your joints tight and stiff. Try to do low-impact exercises that don’t put too much strain on your knees. You could go swimming, enjoy a light walk, do yoga, or go cycling. All these exercises are great for your fitness and your knees.

4.) Most importantly, ignoring the problem will not make it go away!! Please do not listen to your friends or even a doctor who tell you that nothing can be done, it’s your age, or you just have to accept it. Time alone does not heal wounds and if ignored pain will come back even worse, even if it does leave for a short while. Get a specialists opinion on what NATURAL healing options are best for your concerns.

Knee pain should not limit you from doing the things in life you enjoy!  Sometimes that knee pain is caused from your daily habits.  If knee pain does prevent you from living your life NOW, Sign Up for a FREE consultation to see how the Knee Pain Specialty Therapists at Physical Achievement Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin can help get you back to the life you enjoy! Or if you are still unsure if Physical Therapy is right for you – you can download our FREE Knee Pain report HERE.

How Physical Therapy Helps Retirees Keep Dreams Alive During the Golden Years

Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor.

A 2010 study suggests that the fitness declines we typically attribute to advancing age are largely caused by living sedentary lifestyles—which are on the rise due to the prominence of desk jobs in the workplace and activity-limiting personal technologies including smart phones and voice-activated remote controls in the home. Still, this runs contrary to the widely held belief that any declines in our physical abilities are caused solely by biological aging. Do we really have control over how active we’ll be in our “golden years”?

In a word, absolutely. The study—which examined 900,000 running times of marathon and half-marathon participants aged 20 to 79—found no significant age-related performance declines in those younger than 55 years old, and only moderate declines among the older cohorts. In fact, more than one-quarter of runners aged 65 to 69 were faster than half of the runners aged 20 to 54.

And for those thinking that these runners must have been lifelong enthusiasts of the sport, the study revealed that 25% of runners aged 50 to 69 were relative newcomers—and had started marathon training within the previous 5 years. The researchers concluded that even at an advanced age, people in the “non-athlete” category who engage in regular training can reach high performance levels.

If this revelation is intriguing, then perhaps it’s time for you to get moving! If you aren’t currently active, then you likely have questions and concerns about where to start. And if you regularly engage in physical activities, then you’ve probably set goals that you’d like to achieve. Either way, there’s no shortage of tools and resources to help you live a more active lifestyle but one reliable place to start is with a physical therapist.

The benefits of beginning with a physical therapist consultation are many: PTs are trained to assess your abilities and limitations, consider your health concerns, demonstrate safe exercises and build a plan to increase strength, function and mobility. Whatever your passion is, physical therapy will help you be fit and injury-free so you may enjoy life’s many pursuits. Click HERE to sign up for a FREE discovery visit with our Doctor of Physical Therapy to learn how can continue to do the activities you love without limitations.

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Rush Into Back Surgery

In the world today, we’ve grown accustomed to immediate results. Whether we’re ordering lunch or texting a friend, a quick response is valued and expected.

When it comes to the human body, we can’t always ask for that kind of speed. An issue like back pain can take some time to develop…so it only stands to reason that it will take some time to resolve.

However, sometimes people think they can simply have back surgery and return to their pain-free ways in a matter of days. Problem solved, right?

This isn’t usually the case. Back surgery is not the best option when it comes to treating back pain, and there are several reasons why it’s something you should not rush into.

Other Treatments Are Usually Effective

Mayo Clinic points out that “most back pain resolves on its own within two months.” Conservative treatments like massage, exercise, acupuncture, physical therapy, and manual physical therapy can often relieve your pain in a safer, less invasive, and less expensive manner.

Recovery from Back Surgery Can Take Weeks or Months

If you’re looking for a quick fix, back surgery isn’t exactly it. Depending upon your overall health and the type of surgery performed, recovery can take between four days and four months. A minor laminectomy, for example, usually allows you to return to light activity after a few days. A spinal fusion could require months.

Depending on the scope of the surgery, you might need help getting in and out of bed and going to the bathroom for a few days. You will have to care for the incision. You will likely be on some serious pain medication that prevents you from driving. Your life and your full range of movements and activities probably won’t return to normal for several months.

Back Surgery Doesn’t Address the Cause of Your Back Pain

Was your back pain a result of poor posture? Muscular imbalances in your body? Overall weakness of your core muscles? Using poor form to lift heavy objects at work or in the home? If you have surgery and return to the same habits, your back pain will likely return, as well.

All Surgery Comes with Risks

Although all precautions are taken during a surgical procedure, any surgery carries risks to be aware of. This can include bleeding, infection, reaction to the anesthesia, blood clots, nerve damage, and even stroke or heart attack. Certain types of surgery and certain health conditions might increase your risk. Of course, most people come out of surgery with no complications, but the inherent risks provide another reason to avoid surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Back Surgery Doesn’t Always Solve the Problem

WebMD says it best: “The biggest risk of back surgery: Not knowing for sure if it’s going to help with your pain.” Back pain is a complicated issue with a variety of contributing factors. You don’t want to go through the expense and the recovery associated with back surgery only to find out you’re still in pain.

For that reason, back surgery should be a last resort. It should be reserved for only the most severe chronic cases of back pain or specific injuries.

For more information and tips about natural ways to live with less back pain – you can CLICK HERE to download a free copy of my back pain tips guide.