Back Pain: Natural Ways to Get Relief

February 20, 2015 3:57 PM

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About half of American adults experience persistent back pain at some point during a given year, but 90 percent of the time they don’t need surgery to treat it. In fact, 70 percent of back pain sufferers get better within three months – regardless of whether they get physical therapy or diagnostic imaging to determine the cause.

For those suffering for weeks in pain, however, relief can’t come fast enough. Many would like to know what they can do to speed the healing process. Some doctors have grown wary about prescribing opiod pain killers even for short-term pain since the drugs are highly addictive and easily abused. Ins...

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