By Kyra-lin Hom
According to the National Institute of Health, Americans spend more than $50 billion a year on treating or relieving lower back pain. In fact, as far as neurological (having to do with the nervous system) health goes, only headaches are more common.
Young, old, athletic or sedentary – it seems that any and everyone are susceptible.
Not too long ago, I myself over-exercised my way into one herniation and one bulging disc (stacked one on top of the other). After extended rest only exacerbated the problem, I ended up having surgery on the herniation. That was a blinding success, but I do still have that minor bulging snag that flares up every once in a while with a nice little cold and numb howdy-do.More ›