Monday, April 4, 2011

The Root of the Problem

How does your back feel? Does it hurt yet? Give it time. Other than headaches, back pain is the most common malady in the United States. Why? Partly because we don't take good care of our spines. We are too fat, we don't exercise and when we do it makes our backs worse; we smoke, and we lift things that are too heavy for our spines then wonder why we hurt so much.  Then, we get angry when Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together again. But, besides all this, our backs hurt because of the way God made us. Our discs break down, our nerves get pinched, arthritis creeps in and sometimes this starts before we reach the age of 20. So what to do? First, recognize that back pain for some people is an inevitable part of living life. Second, do everything you can within reason to prevent injury and minimize risk of injury.