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Back pain cause premature death, according to study

It is estimated that 4 out of 5 people in the world suffer from back pain at some point in their life, feeling it recurrently for a year, however, most people do not see it as a serious problem.

Researchers from the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney Australia has published a study in the European Journal of Pain that shows that chronic back pain (lasting longer than 3 months) causes up to 13% more chance of premature death because it could be a symptom of another ailment.

The results revealed an obvious connection between back pain rates and the age of death in 4,390 twins over the age of 70, demonstrating that recurrent back pain is a sign of poor health.

Also, the author of the research Dr. Paulo Ferreria emphasized that in the past was prescribed for back pain some type of analgesic, however, he recognized that the drugs are mostly ineffective and surgery generally does not offer a good result.

How to treat back pain so that it does not affect the quality of life?

The researcher commented that the best treatment for back pain is to adopt healthy habits like physical activity at any age.

This prevents the muscles of the back from atrophying and damaging the elements of the spine which connects nerves and blood vessels to the entire body.

An important part of the treatment is to eliminate spasms in the deep muscles of the spine, which are very tense and cannot be relaxed during night rest, for this reason, specialists recommend that orthopedic devices such as Cordus and Sacrus are used at home.

These devices are designed specifically to give a deep massage to the back reaching to remove tension in the muscles near the spine, where masseurs and chiropractors cannot access with their fingers, for this reason, it takes numerous and expensive sessions to obtain this result.

Finally, remember to take supplements to strengthen the cartilage and joints and take care of your posture.