Lower back pain is fairly common; it affects 8 out of 10 Americans, making it one of the top complaints in the US.
But why is this?
Causes of Lower Back Pain
The majority of body weight rests in the trunk (middle area), and the lumbar (lower back) bears the brunt of it. The curvature of the lumbar creates opportunities for stress, especially when poor posture or improper lifting techniques are involved.
People often experience lower back pain and assume it’s just a side effect of their sedentary or heavy-lifting job. Although many things can cause and contribute to lower back pain, it’s possible that a herniated disc may be the culprit.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
Herniated discs are commonly referred to as slipped or ruptured discs. The human spine is made up of small flexible discs located between each vertebra. These discs enable the spine to twist, bend, and move with ease. These discs are often compared to jelly-filled doughnuts, because they are filled with a gel-like substance surrounded by a tougher exterior.
You’re not a complainer. But you’ve lived with back pain for so long that you can hardly remember what life was like without it.
You’ve faced aisles and aisles of pain medications that promise relief. But you might not have heard of one of the most encouraging new options: hCG.
What Is HCG?
Doctors discovered human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) as they tried to determine early pregnancy signals. During the first trimester, fertilized eggs produce hCG. This hormone provided one of the first reliable pregnancy tests. It targets the mother’s fat and transfers the nutrients it finds there to the developing embryo.