Back pain debilitates Americans to the tune of nearly 55 BILLION dollars each year and the cost outlay has insurance companies reeling...well, I would imagine does...
There is an 83 percent chance that if you are over 40 and you are reading this right now, you have already experienced a debilitating form of back pain. And even though I can only stand Las Vegas for about 24 hours on a good day, these are odds I would gladly take with me the next time I happen to be there.
One expert on the subject of back pain is Ashley Black, founder of a school of study she invented called ‘Fasciology’ or the study of fascia. Fascia is a connective tissue that is around the muscles, nerves, and blood vessels, keeping everything in a nice neat package.
Ashley says that “a lot of the problem surrounding the treatment of back pain is that the vast majority of the healthcare professional contingent treat the symptoms of back pain, as opposed to what they should be treating which are the causes.” The other problem with this is, most people don’t get to their doctor early enough in the process and as a result, they have waited until something is really wrong.
“By treating the cause of back pain, ie - that the spine is morphing and causing structural deficiencies to exist, such as muscle atrophy, compression, arthritis, and the like, we’re able to eliminate the need for surgery and help the person develop a stronger back that is asymptomatic.”
How to Avoid the Onset of Back Pain
- Make your back stronger, but don’t overdo it. I do not envy that you ladies have to huff around an ever increasing weight during pregnancy, but if you’re in this group, make sure you get help out to the car with the groceries or better yet, send your arguably better half who has been stuck on that Call of Duty PS3 game out to get some shopping done so you can rest!
- Movement is the key - a body in motion tends to stay in motion. If you feel your back starting to hurt, take a break, but then get to some light stretching to help resolve the muscles and fascia tightening up.
- Limit your Stress - uh, I can’t stress this one enough...
- Cut Down on the White Death - don’t eat sugar. That stuff is a real killer, but it does what it does so slowly that it is hard to notice. Screw up your adrenals and increase your stress and your back will make you suffer for it. Plus, one pound on the front is like 30 on the back!
Ashley Black, FO was born with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. At the age of 27 she was infected with a bone-eating bacteria that settled in her hip and spine. During the journey she embarked on to try to heal herself, she tried everything from east to west. During this journey she discovered modalities that repaired her spine. In 1999 she founded the science of fasciology, and since that time has worked extensively with celebrities and professional athletes all over the world to help them perform more effectively. She is currently writing a book titled ‘Becoming Super Human’ due to be released in 2013. Check out her website.