Could it be that only people who practice modern living are looking for back pain relief? One woman noticed a difference among indigenous cultures that worked just as hard or harder than your modern day American, yet didn’t experience the same kind of back and neck pain. Learn why she thinks that is and how your back pain can actually be linked to your feet.
Posted by: Higher Perspective
This Is Why Most Indigenous Cultures Don't Have Back Pain
Most people will experience back pain in their lives, and about half of working Americans experience back pain every year. A third of Americans older than 55 have chronic back or neck pain. it's a real problem in modern society - one I've grappled with as well.
Yet somehow, back pain is rare among indigenous cultures – people we picture has having hard, strenuous lives compared to ours.
Esther Gokhale, an acupuncturist who practices in Palo Alto, California, thinks she's found the reason why. She was compelled to study indigenous people to understand why it is that modern living caused back pain and indigenous living didn't. So she traveled to some of the most remote locations on Earth to find an answer.
The biggest difference she saw was in how these people walked, sat, and stood.
"I have a picture in my book of these two women who spend seven to nine hours everyday, bent over, gathering water chestnuts," Gokhale told npr.org. "They're quite old. But the truth is they don't have a back pain."
She even found that their spines were differently shaped. Instead of having S shaped spines like adults often do, they had J shaped spines.
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This article just goes to show how the way we live our lives greatly affects are health. Everything from our posture to our mood to our general well-being.
About 40% of Americans have an underlying problem that may be causing them to look for back pain relief. This issue is misaligned feet, caused by the ankle bone slipping off of the heel bone leading to an unnatural inward rotation of the ankle.
A procedure called HyProCure® inserts a small titanium stent into the naturally occurring space (sinus tarsi) between the ankle bone and heel bone. This keeps the talus – the bone above the sinus tarsi – in a stable position as nature intended, and keeps your ankle bone from sliding forward and off your heel bone, keeping the rest of your body in its natural alignment and giving you back pain relief too.
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