Lower Back Pain Relief Juice: A Tasty Placebo!

Lower Back Pain Relief Juice: A Tasty Placebo!


Hey guys. Today we’re making lower back pain relief juice. If you take this juice everyday for 30 days it’s gonna help with your lower back pain. I promise. Stick with me because first I’m going to show you how to make it and then I’m going to show you why this works. Aright here we go. Eleven ounces of coconut water you can use regular water if you want put coconut water makes it kind of tropical and delicious. Two full ribs of celery. One cup of spinach. Or just a giant handful is good too. A slice of lemon. This time we’re peeling it. But you don’t have to take the peel off if you don’t want to. It’s not going to affect the flavor or make it bitter at all. One thumb-sized knob of ginger. Same story with the pealing here. We are going to peel it but you don’t have to. One cup of pineapple. This isn’t a perfect science here. You can add as much pineapple as you want. And wait, do you know how to cut pineapple? Here’s how you do it. Top off bottom off and then skin it. So all the way around. And then one last time to remove any kind of sharp pieces. And then flip it on its side and cut coins. Like giant coins. And then cut it into squares. You can eat the entire thing except the middle. The core is tough to eat on your own with your human teeth. You can blend it. We’re going to blend the core. But if you’re putting the pineapple chunks in a bowl. The core you can compost. Oh, actually, I take it back. Take the cores and put them separately in to a little Tupperware put it in the freezer. Those you can blend later. And then a cup of ice. We’re gonna blend for about a minute until it’s nice and smooth. You can see this one’s really foamy. And that’s because of the celery. If you don’t like foamy juices, don’t use celery. You can see it pretty quickly separates. It’s kind of pretty actually. It’s not staying fully homogenized because we’re not using, sort of, binding ingredients like chia seeds, flax seeds, banana, mango. We’re going to run a second round here because we want a little more ice, a little more watery, a little colder. And a tip to reduce some of that foam: At the very end, you can run your Vitamix on low speed. That’ll kind of pop some of the bubbles and, kind of, have it reduce a little bit. And then pour it out, tall glass enjoy this one. This one’s actually really good as like a room temperature juice, especially if you didn’t go for that second round of ice. So while we’re cleaning the Vitamix I want to show you a few things about low back pain. It’s totally normal. It’s a message from your body. And it can be cured naturally. And believe it or not in most cases if you don’t have a structural bone or joint or disc issue, physical activity helps. The other day, my back was hurting, my lower back, and I did yoga. Yoga fixed it. Stretching, a little bit of strength. When your hamstrings are tight, your lower back is gonna hurt. And these days, we can’t talk about pain without talking about opioids and the opioid epidemic that’s happening here in America. Doctors are weary of this and now there are new guidelines from the American College of Physicians and they say: you have to believe. You have to believe that your lower back pain can be cured naturally. Because it can. And a really easy way to believe is to take a placebo, placebos work. Someone gives you something and they say that it’s going to fix your problem, more likely than not, it’s going to fix your problem. So lower back pain relief juice, its part placebo. I’m telling you it’s gonna fix your lower back pain so it will. The other way that it works to reduce lower back pain: It’s got anti-inflammatory ingredients. Celery, ginger, spinach, pineapple, all have anti inflammatory properties are going to help reduce inflammation and make you feel so much better. Guys I’m not a doctor but here’s my prescription for you. Take this lower back pain relief juice for 30 days. It will help you. And if you’re up for it maybe find a little 10 minute yoga video do some stretching. Oh and guys subscribe to our channel if you haven’t already and hit that bell to get notified. If you appreciate videos like this, hit that thumbs up. Thank you so so much for watching. And we will see you in the next one.

Treating Spinal Fractures with Kyphoplasty

Treating Spinal Fractures with Kyphoplasty


(gentle music) – A spinal fracture is a break in one of the bones in your back. They’re commonly known as
vertebral compression fractures. When a bone in the back breaks, kind of like this model here,
what happens is the weight of the body pushes the bone down, and so, instead of having
kind of a square profile, the bone ends up being
wedge shaped, or flat. The main symptom from a
vertebral compression fracture, is obviously pain. Pain right in the middle of the back, is usually worse with standing, lifting, rolling over in bed,
those sorts of activities. The problem with compression fractures also is that it can cause deformity. So, people end up with a Dowager’s hump, or a humpback deformity,
and that makes walking, breathing, other activities
like that, more difficult. The main risk factor for a
vertebral compression fracture is osteoporosis, and so the
patient population that we see, that has vertebral compression
fractures, are the elderly. Pretty much any kind of
thing can cause a fracture, but usually it’s a fall, a
slip and fall to the ground. Some folks have bones so thin, though, that even a hard sneeze, could cause a broken bone in the back. The other cause that we
see, is because of cancer. People can develop tumors in their back. Usually it’s spread from somewhere else, and that can make the bone fragile, and lead it to break, as well. Well, the traditional
treatment, really, was bedrest and narcotic pain medications, and in our patient population,
the elderly population, that’s really the worst
possible thing you could do. Like the old adage, if you
don’t use it, you lose it. The worst thing you could do,
is take an elderly patient, who’s in pain, put them in bed, and give them narcotic pain medications. Surgery has been tried in the past. Surgery is pretty
radical for a broken bone in the elderly population,
and really doesn’t work, and that’s why these newer
techniques were developed. The way a kyphoplasty works,
is it’s a minimally invasive, image guided procedure. So, we use an X-ray
machine to guide the way, so we know what we’re
doing inside the body. Under sedation, we place the
patient on their stomach, we numb up the skin, and then
we take a pair of needles that we put into the broken
bone, through the back. Through those needles, we can
use some orthopedic balloons that we use to elevate
the fractured end plate of the vertebra, to
restore the shape again. After we take the balloons out, then, through the needles,
we instill bone cement, which becomes rock hard
in about 10 minutes. The bone cement binds the
broken pieces of bone together, so that they stop moving. It makes the bone stable, it makes the pain go away. People go home the same day, and they notice they actually can move much better afterwards, because the discs in between the bones still
allow the spine to move, but, the broken pieces of bone in the back are no longer moving. The main benefit from
kyphoplasty is pain relief. Nine out of 10 patients will
have significant improvement in their pain. The other benefit is that,
it fixes the broken bone, so that it can start healing, reduces the total deformity in the spine, so it just generally allows people to get back to their life style again. Eating right, taking
care of their activities of daily living, and getting off the narcotic pain medications. – [Announcer] For more information about this physician, or
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For a Compression Fracture, Kyphoplasty Offers Pain Relief


I had decided to get back in shape. When Lisa Peniston committed to getting healthy,
she didn’t expect to get hurt. And as I came back down, I think my knee buckled
and immediately I just started yelling, “My back, my back.” I could feel it hurt. Her doctor told her the fall caused a compression
fracture in a vertebra in her back. The type of injury made her a candidate for
a procedure called kyphoplasty. They would put me under and basically put
a cement in it to build it back up to the correct size so it would take the pressure
off. And then I’d be fine and able to walk. Kyphoplasty is a procedure where we stick
trocar needles into the vertebral bodies from the back of the spine. We create a cavity with a balloon, and that
cavity is then filled with a thick bone cement. That allows stabilization of a vertebral compression
fracture. On the day of her procedure …
When I came in. A lot of pain. It was hard to get around. It was hard to sit in a chair, it was hard
to stand. The only thing I could do to get any relief,
which was very minimal was to lay in bed. But they kept assuring me, “Oh you’re going
to feel so much better. And you’re going to be able to get up and
walk.” And I was sitting there thinking in my mind,
there is no way I’m getting up out of this chair and walking just after they do that. This treatment is usually done between three
days and six weeks after the event that caused the compression fracture. Before that six-week period it’s been shown
to be very, very helpful in getting patients up moving around pain free. In fact, Dr. Gray says 90-percent of those
type of kyphoplasty patients get relief from the procedure. We have patients that come to us on stretchers
that are in such severe pain, that after the procedure they’re able to sit up, stand up
and walk out of the department. When I stood up I was amazed, I didn’t have
the pain. I was just, whoa, this really did work. I was amazed.

Back Pain Relief (1 of 2) – Immediate Fixes


Hey guys welcome to the channel! Today
we’re going to talk about some things that do to alleviate my back pain. These
will be more immediate things that I do when I have back pain now. This
is going to be the first of a two-part series. In the second part of this series,
I’ll go over some things that I do to prevent back pain, but first a disclaimer. The opinions or information in this video should not be taken as advice in any form, medical, financial, legal, or anything else. Please pause the video now to read the rest of the disclaimer or read it in the show notes. I came up with this list over 15 to 20 years through trial and error. We’ll start with number 10 and count our way down to number 1. Number 10 is the Spineworx. This is an
item that I got off Amazon.com. I’ll have a link to it in the show notes, but
basically it is kind of a rigid piece of plastic thing and you lay on it. It is
supposed to align your spine. I did get some relief out of this thing. I have
been told that I have reverse curvature of the spine, and to be quite honest when I first lay on this thing it’s kind of painful and doesn’t feel very good. But,
after I lay on it for a little while, that starts to feel better, and I think
it does provide some help for me. Number 9 is an ice pack — not too long though. I only use one for ten to 15 minutes at a time and if my skin starts to feel numb in that area I will remove it immediately. I was a little skeptical
about this one, but it actually works better than I thought. It seems to have the effect of taking an ibuprofen or something similar. It’s a non-drug way to get some relief from inflammation. All ice packs aren’t created equal though.
This blue one that I’ll have a link to in the show notes is a lot better than just putting it in a plastic bag. It seems to sweat a lot less, and it’s a lot more comfortable. They’re dirt cheap too they are a pretty cheap and effective solution. Number 8, stretching, especially if my hamstrings are tight from working out too much from running or biking. I’ve got two simple stretches that I’ll do. For the first one, I just sit in the floor and try to touch my toes basically a lot of times I’m so tight I can’t even get close to touching my toes and I’ll just grab my leg or and try to pull forward as much as I can. I’ll hold these stretches for, you know, 20 seconds, maybe up to a minute, and over time I’ll get a little bit more
limber even during that stretching session. The other stretch I do is the
ballerina stretch. It’s where I hike my leg up on a bar, sometimes a windowsill,
just something a little over a hip height, and I’ll lean forward and when I
do these stretches it seems to loosen my back up. Number 7, a high density foam
roller, similar to the one I’ve got pictured here on the slide. I got this at Amazon.com. I’ll have a link to one of these in the show notes. I keep a smaller one of these
at work too which is very handy. I have an office that I can actually roll on it
sometimes if I’ve having some back pain at work but at home I’ve got the bigger
version it’s about 1 yard wide it’s probably 6 to 8 inches in diameter and
it’s pretty dense and it actually kind of hurts a little bit when you’re
rolling on it but there’s various different ways you can roll on it I
mainly just roll on it lengthwise sometimes all the way from my feet to my
head sometimes and it will loosen you up quite a bit I was quite pleased with how
well this works this thing works super good in my opinion it’s probably
one of the most bang for the buck stings that I have in my arsenal to treat my
back pain and it’s predict an or 20 bucks so I wish I’d found out about
these years ago number 6 magnesium as a muscle relaxer and non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs those would be like ibuprofen naproxen those
sort of things of course before making any changes to
any of your supplement or medications please check with your doctor or
pharmacist or healthcare provider as far as the magnesium goes I take one capsule
nightly sort of as a preventative measure just to kind of keep my back
loose at night and that seems to work pretty well for me when I wasn’t taking
one nightly I would take one when I was having a back spasm and that seemed to
help other people I know use magnesium oil and will rub it in they get some
relief from that they’ve told me other people will use epsom salts and a bath
and soak in it and that seems to work well for them as far as the insects go
my preferred NSAID is naproxen i’ll usually just take one I think it’s a 220
milligram tablet I’ll take once or twice a day 12 hours apart and
I’ll just take that first little time as I possibly can
doing this seems to help get the inflammation down which provides me with
some immediate relief number five bio freeze spray this was
first recommended to me by my chiropractor
I bought it his office but I’ve since found it on Amazon and Walmart and I’ll
have a link in the show notes it has menthol in it so there is a bit
of a smell however I find that the spray evaporates pretty nicely and it doesn’t
get all over everything too bad I will wear a t-shirt or
something often to kind of shield that menthol from other things I don’t want
to contaminate but this stuff’s pretty awesome
number four warm water I start out my morning by taking a warm shower and of
course that just helps get me going but I also use it if I have acute back pain
I’ll jump in the shower or a tub or a hot tub and just soak for a bit
obviously not too long I used some precautions here but the warm water just
fine just loosens me up quite a bit number three movement movement in
general really helps out my back road biking really helped it out just that
movement from the pedaling walking about 400 meters even when I really don’t feel
like it which is basically every morning really helps to loosen it up also I’ll
do some exercises called cat and camel I’ll do about 10 of those quickly just
jumping on the floor and do those real quick google it and you’ll find some
really good examples on those number two a great chiropractor they are not all
equal let me tell you I have been to a few that have been awesome though and
I’ve really been able to help me out especially in the short term they didn’t
fix it for the long term but they definitely helped me over the short term
I like to steer clear the ones that want to put you on some sort of a payment
plan I’ll mention physical therapy here as well
I know that’s a lot different than chiropractors but I have seen a lot of
people get good results from them just not me personally because I haven’t
tried them but they do seem to provide a lot of help to a lot of people from what
I have seen and heard and finally number one
Bowen therapy also known as the bowing technique bowen therapy helped fix the
reverse curvature of my spine and other therapies never did you can google that
I didn’t get an official diagnosis but I had several chiropractors tell me that I
had it over the years they could never fix it locally it cost about $60 per
session and I saw a massive results after just three sessions those
three sessions made me feel so good and I went back and had several more just to
see what else they could fix it had long-lasting effects for months maybe
even years I haven’t been back probably in a year or two and I still feel better
from it it’s just phenomenal it’s kind of a weird technique so I’ll tell you to
go ahead and just google it right now it’s bizarre but it’s the best thing
I’ve ever found thank you so much for joining me today for the video if you
liked it please hit the thumbs up button and subscribe and also look for the link
for the second part in the video where I will explain some things that I do to
prevent back pain in the first place until next time we’ll see you

Upper Trapezius Release – Trigger Point Release Neck Pain Relief


Your Upper Trapezius Muscle works to shrug
your shoulder and can cause neck pain due to having Trigger Points, more commonly referred
to as knots. To find these areas, feel around your Upper
Trapezius muscle until you feel a tender spot. Press down on this spot and tilt your head
to the opposite side. You progress this release further by rotating
your head up and down. Perform this technique until relief is felt. This is an incorrect way to perform this and
can lead to more pain! The same technique can be performed by your
healthcare provider. Once they locate the spot they will passively
move your head into position. It’s important to perform until relief is
felt. So we can continue to make these free educational
videos, please subscribe to our channel.

Upper Neck Pain or Back Pain? Simple stretches for instant relief [UPDATED VIDEO]


This is an update of the video I created about
two years ago that now has over 700,000 views and 700 comments.
Hello livelies, hope you are doing well today. So a few years ago, I did a video on upper
neck and upper back pain. I had no idea that what I was creating was going to be such
a major hit. I mean, of course it’s amazing and I love
it, and I am still very grateful for it, but in the last two or three years, not exactly
sure when I recorded it, I have gotten a ton of feedback; I have gotten some negative
comments for sure. Mostly positive comments and also some really good feedback
So I wanted to re-record this video and update it with the new knowledge that I have, and
help you relieve your upper neck and upper back pain.
All you need is a small pair of dumbbells. Really it is not necessary. It is helpful,
but I don’t want that to be an excuse for you.
So let’s do this upper back and upper neck stretching and strengthening video that will
help relieve any sort of pain
you have in there.  
Ok! So, how did you like that video? How are you feeling?
I really want you to take a little physical inventory of how your body, how your upper neck or how your back feels right now.
As I was saying throughout the video you have to make sure that you tune into your
body. This is a video that I am making for a lot
of people; I don’t know you specifically. So if you feel any pain like “not good” pain,
then maybe this isn’t the video for you. Maybe you should seek out some professional assistance,
where they can actually touch, manipulate, and help you with the sort of issues that
you have back there. So I would love to
hear how you are feeling in the comment section
below. How is your neck and back feeling? Maybe if you saw the other video, I’ll link
below as well, you can see what is different with how you feel.
Remember, drinking water is a huge component of not having tight muscles.
So make sure that you drink your water. Write
these workouts down. Favor this video, like it and then you can come back to it anytime
you are feeling the stress rise up in your life, and you want to relax your upper back
and your upper neck. Alright, as I say in every video if you are
not having fun, it is your own damn fault. Alright, I will see you next week. Bye!

What Are Different Types of Bone Fractures?

What Are Different Types of Bone Fractures?


Well, there are many different
types of bone fractures. Obviously, every
bone in the body is capable of being fractured. The most common one is
actually the collarbone. Certainly any parent
knows how frequently the collarbone can be broken,
seeing that in their kids. But we see different kinds
of fractures, first of all, in athletics. We see fractures
in elderly patients who have become osteopenic and
then osteoporotic or sustained fractures. Fractures can be
simple fractures, like a relatively simple line
fracture that’s non-displaced. They can be displaced
more simple fractures. In other words,
the fracture line which is relatively simple,
a single line, can be shifted and the fracture ends are
now either separated away from their desired location
or completely displaced apart from one another. You can have a
comminuted fracture, where the fracture line is very
jagged with multiple pieces that have formed. You can have an open fracture– in other words, where
a fracture has occurred and there is a break in the
skin overlying the fracture, which puts it at higher
risk for infection. So those are the basic types,
either simple non-displaced, simple displaced,
comminuted, or open.

Back Pain Relief Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo


Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo. I’m gonna show
you some back extension exercises today in prone, or what you call “on your stomach.”
If you’re not comfortable lying on your stomach, I also have some videos with a swiss ball
and in quadruped, which is on all 4s. So if you think this is too uncomfortable for you,
you can go check those out. Let’s get started. So let’s roll on over get on to our stomachs.
You want to lay out as flat as you can. I’m gonna keep my head up while I’m talking to
you, but make sure you keep your head down in a neutral position so you don’t end up
stressing out your neck. The first one, the easy one is starting off with your arms. You’re
just going to raise it, slowly come back down, raise it, slowly come back down. So you can
just alternate back and forth and try about 10 of those. Then, if that’s pretty easy,
you can go down to your legs. Same thing, just raise it up, you don’t have to kick it
super high. Just enough to raise it off the ground. And alternate sides, back and forth.
Try about 10. If that get’s to be easy, then you can increase your repetitions and then
increase your sets. If those are easy, then you can start alternating sides. We call it
the swimmer cause it kind of looks like you’re swimming a little bit. So if the left arm
goes up, the right leg goes up. And then you just alternate back and forth. If you think
that’s easy. Then you can do what we call the Superman. And that’s lifting everything
up at the same time, just like this. Even though I’m a Wonder Woman girl, you can do
the Superman. Try and hold it for just a little bit if you can. And then come back down. And
then you can build up your time holding it up in the air. And then come back down. Those
were your back extension exercises in prone, on your stomach. If you have any questions,
leave them in the comments section. And if you’d like to check out some other videos,
like the quadruped or swiss ball exercises, go to AskDoctorJo.com Don’t forget to follow
me on Facebook and Twitter. And remember, be safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better
soon.