Back pain among Hispanic Americans
Posted by Gus on 2/11/2013 to • General Health

We have all experienced that painful, discomfort in our lower back. It can make you stop what you are doing, and/or it may cause you to lose sleep or toss and turn in the middle of the night. According to Phyllis A. Balch, a certified nutritional counselor, nearly 80% of adults in the United States are affected by back pain. Therefore, Hispanic Americans will most likely complain about back pain. A study done by the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, shows that Mexican-Americans were the largest ethnic group to report chronic back or neck problems in the last 12 months. Some of the reasons for this uncomfortable pain are due to obesity, and/or carrying heavy boxes or materials at work, as well as poor nutrition. In the article, In the face of pain, they state that Latinos with chronic back and neck pain were of somewhat lower educational status, younger, and much more likely to be of lower income (family income less than $20,000 per year).


There are two different types of back pain, acute or chronic. Acute pain is the cause of misusing the body in some way such as a sports injury, car accident, working in the garden, etc. Chronic backache is recurring and can be difficult to determine. Women will complain about back pain due to pregnancy. Poor posture, osteoporosis, and other factors may also cause back pain.

Fortunately, there are great news for you. Natura-Genics® has a couple of supplements that can help relieve this painful experience. MSM, a sulfur containing compound, has been known to help with all sorts of arthritis pain by helping with inflammation. For better results it can be taken with Inflammex™. EPA-DHA Omega 3, at least 6,000 mg per day, can help with repair and is needed for flexibility of muscles. Dolorex™ is another supplement that helps with back pain because it contains a mix of herbal extracts and vitamins, for a natural relief.

In order to achieve optimum health make sure you are exercising regularly, drinking plenty of water, resting, as well as taking the recommended supplements.

Reference: (2000). In P. A. Balch, Prescription for nutrional healing (p. 208). Canada: Penguin Goup. http://www.inthefaceofpain.com/content/uploads/2012/05/factsheet_Back.pdf http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3056135/

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