Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pain Medication: The 5 Most Harmful Pain Killers... (Do You Still Take These?)

Here's an article you must read as soon as possible if you or a loved one are using any type of pain medication, whether over-the-counter or prescription pain killers:

The 5 Most Dangerous Pain Medicines <-- Click Here

Advil, Aleve, Bayer, Celebrex, Demerol, Motrin, Naproxen, Oxycontin, Percocet, Tylenol, Ultram, Vicodin...

...which ones are safe and which can be not only harmful, but deadly?

The 5 Most Dangerous Pain Medicines <-- Click Here

Constipation... Dizziness... Drowsiness... Headache... Heart Attack... Internal bleeding... Liver Failure... Nausea... Stroke... Vomiting...

One study estimated over 16,500 people die each year from medicines like these, while another found one popular drug people are 3.4 times more likely to have a heart attack while taking the recommended dose! I'm guessing you probably don't want to use a pain killer that IS a KILLER.

So how are you supposed to deal with pain effectively without putting your health, or life, at risk?

Find out now, and tell your friends about this post to learn:

The 5 Most Dangerous Pain Medicines <-- Click Here

I know you value your health and the health of your loved ones more than anything, so please read this as soon as you can.

Stay safe,
Jevaughn Brown

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain & Missed Workouts - Rest, Recovery & Injury Prevention

(Courtesy of Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS)

Welcome to article number five in our 5-part series “Bodybuilding Sins That Cause Back Pain and Missed Workouts”. In this article we are going to cover some basic, yet powerful training principles that are often overlooked and are responsible for nearly all bodybuilding injuries...

If you missed the previous articles, you can read them by clicking on the links below.

Here's a breakdown of the articles to look for:
Article #3 - Targeted Stretching
Article #4 - Targeted Exercises
Article #5 - Rest, Recovery, and Injury Prevention (Below)

Article #5 - Rest, Recovery, and Injury Prevention

Many of the injuries that bodybuilders suffer from could be easily prevented just by allowing the body enough time to rest...

While most bodybuilders dread hearing the word “rest”, many fail to realize that there is far more to rest than just avoiding overtraining. When you perform a tough workout you not only stress that muscle or muscle group, you also place stress on the cardiovascular, neuromuscular and components of the immune system...

For example, many bodybuilders will train their chest 2-3 times a week and spend an hour or more performing dozens of exercises just for the pecs...

While this may sound ok to some, when you add in the stress of other workouts it can quickly add up to too much stress in one or more ways. I hear bodybuilders all the time say “I let my body rest by splitting up my workouts” and “I worked chest yesterday so today I'll train my back”... that's NOT rest!

When you train your back, your chest still gets worked, stressed and it also slows down your body's ability to recover from stress and repair damage from previous workouts...

So don't kid yourself and think that you can train this way over the long term... it may take years or just a few weeks, but sooner or later your body will break down!

Let me give you a real life example from my experience...

I, like nearly every single bodybuilder out there, created muscle imbalances unknowingly by following the workouts recommended in all the books, magazines, etc...

I trained 4, 5 and sometimes even 6 days a week and thought that I was resting enough by splitting my workouts... to make a long story short, after just a few years I had tendonitis in both triceps because I worked chest, tri's and shoulder too often, too intensely and didn't balance out my training...

I also had lower and middle back pain, knee problems and IT band tendonitis because my lower body workouts weren't balanced... I spent too much time doing heavy squatting too often and neglected important muscles...

These injuries stayed with me for months, years and I still can have an occasional flare up if I don't stay consistent with a balanced training program. I was able to create all this damage by the age of 22... I am now 28 and will have to spend the rest of my life trying to prevent these old injuries from coming back and causing more pain and problems...

Don't do what I did! And if you already have, you better act fast and take a serious look at your training and your goals because if you don't, you will spend the rest of your life in pain and frustrated by all the injuries, big and small.

So here's my...

Step 1. Rest and Recovery
The first thing you need to do is REST! And no, I don't mean take a day or two off... I mean no workouts for at least a week or more... you need to give your body a chance to reduce the inflammation before you can begin work on eliminating or correcting the cause of the problem.

You may also want to use things like a heating pad, hot tub or massage to help reduce the inflammation and speed up the healing and recovery...

The next thing you need to do is find out which muscle imbalances have created your injury or are causing your pain and work towards correcting them... You can do this quickly and easily by performing physical assessments in which you are looking for strength and flexibility imbalances in all opposing muscle groups.

You can do these assessments yourself and they are covered in our bestseller video program, the Lose The Back Pain System, that over 60,000 people in over 100 countries have used to get their lives back.

In order to correct a muscle imbalance, you need to increase the flexibility and range of motion in the muscles that are too tight and causing a problem.

As we discussed in the previous articles, you have got to know what muscles NEED to be stretched before you start stretching. General stretching may or may not help... it may even make things worse! You have got to target the right areas and the only way to ensure that you are, is to do assessments and find out.

The other major step in correcting muscle imbalances is to strength the weak muscles that are being overpowered by the strong and tight opposing muscle(s).

The same is also true for strengthening... you have to make sure that you choose the right exercises and the only way to know for sure is through assessments... don't use guesswork when choosing exercises!

The key to long term pain relief and injury prevention is to consistently monitor your progress and adjust your program... For example, as you work on correcting and preventing muscle imbalances the strength and flexibility of your muscles will change and therefore, you must then re-assess and change your program and workouts accordingly.

You will typically see changes in your strength, flexibility and bio-mechanics in as little as 2-4 weeks so I recommend that you re-assess yourself at least every 4-6 weeks.

So there you have it... 5 simple steps that you can take right now to work on eliminating any pain or injuries you currently have AND make sure you never create any new ones to deal with in the future.

Following these steps will not only help you eliminate aches, pains and injuries and it will also allow you to train more intensely and productively to get you the results you want.

Hope you enjoyed and benefited from this article series and we look forward to hearing of your success.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

The Top 5 Causes of Back Pain, Neck Pain and Sciatic Pain

One of the reasons so many people struggle with back pain and all the many variations of it, is because the majority of the treatments recommended by doctors don’t address the main causes of the pain…

So I wanted to make sure that you know what the most common causes are and how to address them… because it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever hear about any of this from your doctor… Ok, here goes…

Top 5 Causes of Back Pain, Neck Pain and Sciatic Pain

1. Excess Stress / Negative Beliefs
Yes, this is #1 on the list and while many people doubt or question it, excess stress and negative beliefs are what keep most people in pain.

For example, many people get some relief from physical treatments, but can never seem to get complete or lasting relief… and that’s because the the mind is keeping the body from healing completely.
Don’t underestimate the power of the mind… You can learn more about how stress, emotions and beliefs cause pain from the "Mind-Body" category articles on the page when you click here.

2. Muscle Imbalances
Imbalances in our muscles create what we call dysfunctions… Basically, the muscles pull your body out of alignment (not just your spine) and your body is forced to function like this and eventually it breaks down.
Muscle imbalances are the biggest “physical” cause of back-related conditions and pain (and many other ailments also like foot pain, knee pain, hip pain, etc.)

The good news is, identifying and correcting (it’s really more about improving) your muscle imbalances is pretty easy… you just have to know which imbalances you have and the right combination of corrective exercises and stretches…

This is exactly what we help you to do in our Lose the Back Pain SystemTens of thousands of people have used this simple system to eliminate their pain… and many of these people had struggled for years or even decades before trying our system.

You can get either the DVD version or the ONLINE version… and when you order the DVD version, you also get instant access to the online version as well… For now anyway.

Picture this… you wake up tomorrow morning feeling rested, you get out of bed feeling less stiff and with no pain… You go about your day feeling great and doing all the things you haven’t been able to do for weeks, months or years…

Yes, it IS possible… and I promise that if you USE the system you too will see significant improvements… better sleep… improved flexibility… increased strength… increased energy… less or no pain… and the list goes on and on.

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Ok, now for the 3 other causes…

3. Spinal Compression / Torsion
Another major physical cause of back related conditions and pain is, spinal compression and torsion. The muscle imbalances pull your spine out of alignment and create excess curvature and this places increased pressure on the discs…

Then you add to it some torsion (twisting of the spine) and it gets even worse. The combination of the uneven and excessive compression and the torsion wreak havoc on the discs… causing them to bulge or herniate.

Again there is some good news… not only can discs heal, but you can undo or reduce the excessive compression and torsion by addressing your muscle imbalances and by decompressing the spine… This can be done with devices like an inversion table, the Nubax or it can be performed by a physical therapist or chiropractor.

You can learn more about spinal decompression here:

4. Trigger Points
Often responsible for much of the undiagnosed pain people experience, trigger points are a major factor when it comes to back, neck and sciatic pain…

Trigger points are complex and there are many things that contribute to their development… and to make it worse, they often cause pain in other parts of the body. For example, a trigger point in the gluteal can cause pain in the lower leg.

The good news is, they are also easy to locate and treat yourself. You can learn more about trigger points and how to get rid of them at:

5. Nutritional Imbalances
Yes, what you eat can help you heal or it can keep you in pain. Not only are there specific foods that create inflammation, but imbalances in minerals and nutrients are a major factor…

For example, you can have too much calcium and not enough magnesium and this can create calcification (stenosis, bone spurs, etc)… Keep in mind this is just one example… there are many others.

So here’s a quick list of foods to avoid:
- Sugar
- Wheat
- Dairy
- Artificial flavors / colors

And here are some foods/nutrients to eat more of:
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish or supplement)
- Spices (Ginger, Tumeric)
- Antioxidants (vitamin C, selenium, quercetin)
- Vitamin D

You can learn more about how nutrition and diet affects pain here:

Well, I hope you found this helpful. Be sure to follow the links and learn more about these 5 major causes and the various methods you an use to eliminate them and finally CURE yourself of any nagging pain.

And last, if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to ask… we’re here for ya.

Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT
Co-founder, Healthy Back Institute

Hope you enjoyed that fine article courtesy of my friend and veteran pain relief expert Jesse Cannone.

Peace and Victory Over Pain,
Jevaughn Brown

P.S. I also explain in depth how to eliminate one of the most common forms of sciatica pain: piriformis pain over here ~ Click to check it out.