These over-the-counter painkillers could be harming your liver

By: Dr. Victor Marchione | Pain Management | Sunday, July 3, 2016 – 9:30 a.m.

lower-back-pain Today, millions of Americans suffer from chronic back pain and damaged joints – which is also known as osteoarthritis. The condition is not only hard to diagnose but difficult to treat. This is because there are many causes and contributing factors, and a number of treatments that may or may not work at all.

For example, acetaminophen, sold under brand names such as Tylenol, Mapap, and Panadol, recently was found to be ineffective in the treatment of low back pain in particular. And it provides little or no value for osteoarthritis of the hip or knee, according to the study published in the BMJ.

Because medication options for chronic back pain and osteoarthritis are shrinking, researchers recommend the use of more natural treatments or more physical. More often than not, they can make all the difference.

The new research comes from a review of 13 randomized controlled trials to investigate how well done paracetamol to treat low back pain. The researchers then reviewed the evidence, they concluded that drugs to relieve pain show no significant improvement in the treatment of low back pain.

Worse, the researchers also discovered that not only were these types of ineffective drugs, but also led to abnormal results on liver function of patients. What is often taking their pain may be hurting your liver!

This promotes the idea that excess counter medications (OTC) may pose a health risk.

Tips on controlling low back pain and osteoarthritis naturally

Since not provide added value in taking counter medications and warnings of dangerous side effects, searching for natural alternatives is recommended greatly. If you are looking to get to the root of your back pain and OTC medications that have failed up to this point, these natural tips can be effective in relieving pain.

develop muscles. abdominal muscles and back usually do not get enough of a workout. In fact, 58 percent of people with back pain wished they had done more exercises to strengthen the back. But the good news is, there are simple exercises that can be performed in about 20 minutes a day.

Here is an example of an exercise for strengthening the back. Lie face down on the floor – be sure to put a carpet below! With arms outstretched in front of you, raise your arms and legs up – that is intended to resemble the bottom of a boat. Hold this position for 10 seconds, then relax and go back down. By completing this exercise several times a day can work out the entire back.

Try to exercise the hamstring muscles. Hamstring an extra strain on the lower back and what is known as the sacroiliac joint, and this leads to more pain. To help relieve back pain, gently stretch the hamstrings twice daily. It is one of the easiest things you can do!

A stretch of hamstring tendon simply involves bending the knee and bring the foot towards its rear end. Clinging to his foot so you can feel the stretch in the hamstring. At first, if you can not balance on one foot, holding on to a chair for support. Choosing a place to look will help with balance as well.

Incorporate cold therapy . Cold application has two main advantages: It reduces inflammation, which usually occur with back pain, and acts as a local anesthetic, simply by reducing nerve impulses. This prevents nerve spasms and pain it causes. , Simple and affordable to relieve back pain or osteoarthritis are ice and gel packs homemade ways.

Incorporate heat therapy. Furthermore, the application of heat stimulates blood flow, which in turn transfers healing nutrients to the affected area of ​​the lower back. Basically, it inhibits pain messages that are sent directly to the brain. Heat can be in many ways, of course, and it is best to try different to discover what is best for you. But you can try to take a bath or a hot shower, soaking in a hot tub, or using a heating pad, hot water bottle, or wrap -. It is providing continuous heat, low level

Just do normal things . Finally, you can make chronic back pain or more tolerable osteoarthritis simply doing the same activities that make you feel good every day – things like walking the dog, drink a good cup of coffee, talking on the phone with a friend , 30 seconds or receive a hug from a partner or family.

Because many other problems coincide with chronic low back pain or osteoarthritis, something you can do for yourself – especially natural and physical -. It will bring significant relief in the long term

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