Have you been struggling with facet issues? Well you are not alone. Facet joint problems are one of the leading causes of lower back pain. Back Talking, the video show, has moved and is now being hosted on Blab. We are currently running a series titled “What is causing your lower back pain? In this the so called “pilot episode”, we discuss a real life case study of someone diagnosed with facet syndrome.
America is facing the worst addiction crisis ever seen. This story is not about shady drug dealers or back alley deals. It starts with every day people seeking pain relief in their doctors offices. America is awash in opiate pills, there are enough pills prescribed each year to keep every adult American medicated around the clock for a month. Regrettably, almost 1 out of 4 people will become addicted and over 17,000 people a year die from prescription opiate overdoses. People suffering from back pain are at risk of being improperly managed by their physician and prescribed increasingly stronger medications such as opiates.
Given the fact that we spend almost 1/3rd of our lives in bed, the position that you sleep in can have a direct impact on your back health.
In episode 8 of Back Talking, Dr. Todd Wegerski began the discussion on sleep with recommendations for the best type of mattress that you should be sleeping on, and the best type of pillow that you should using. Well you can own the best mattress and pillow in the world, but it isn’t worth much if you twist yourself up in a pretzel while you sleep! Listen below for the 2 best positions that one should be sleeping in to prevent back pain or to help manage your back pain.
Given the fact that we spend close to 1/3 of our day (and lifetime) in bed, the right type of mattress and pillow can make a difference in waking up achy and sore vs refreshed and ready to tackle the day. Back pain is one of the top reasons that we start to lose mobility as we age. It interferes with physical activity, and could begin the downward spiral of weight gain, loss of strength, endurance, and balance. In this episode of Back Talking, we examine the literature to see what is the best recommended mattress and pillow type for you to help prevent or manage back pain.