Regaining flexibility in your back

Many people with back problems suffer from stiffness and pain associated with scar tissue and joint damage in the spinal column.  If you have back pain, you should consult with a competent medical professional to gain as much information about your specific condition and for any advice they may be able to give you about your plan for treating yourself.

Your plan for healing your back should consider several different areas

  • Exercise – Core exercises like pilates, yoga and swimming/aqua aerobics are important for toning and moving the muscles and joints in the back.  Exercise also helps the body to eliminate toxins like uric acid that can build up in muscles and joints, causing pain.  Seek the help of a professional trainer or physical therapist.
  • Nutrition – Eating more nutritious food provides the body with the nutrients that it requires to rebuild damaged tissue and regain flexibility.
  • Stretching – Stretching muscles that are involved with damaged joints can be very beneficial.  Progress slowly and comfortably.  Seek the help of a professional trainer or a physical therapist.

Some other important factors to consider are

  • Fiber/Water – Drinking plenty of water and eating food with plenty of fiber with every meal helps your body to eliminate waste like uric acid and helps your digestion to stay healthy and operating properly.  Fruits and vegetables are an excellent way to increase the fiber in your diet.
  • Enzymes – Eating food with enzymes like raw pineapple, papaya and raw ginger helps the body to break down proteins so they can be absorbed more easily.  Also enzymes can help your body to recover from damaged joints by reducing inflammation so that the body can heal properly.
  • Gelatin – Plain gelatin has been medically proven to help most people with joint damage by providing specific proteins that the body can use to rebuild damaged joints.
  • Tocopherols – Are a group of vitamin E compounds that are well-documented in the benefits that they provide for helping the body to heal damaged muscles, skin etc.  Can be found in Red Palm Fruit Oil.
  • Zinc, Magnesium etc. – Sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, leafy green vegetables contain many nutrients that can benefit you in a variety of important ways.

Sweating, drinking water and eating plenty of fiber are great ways to help your body to get rid of toxins, like uric acid that can cause some types of back pain.  Activities like swimming can help keep the muscles flexible.



  1. Tocopherols – Wikipedia
  2. Mixed Tocopherols – Organic Tech

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