Remember the litmus test from high school chemistry lab? You stuck a small strip of litmus paper into a solution, and if it turned red, it meant the solution was acidic. If it turned blue, the solution was basic (alkaline).
Well, the body has its own sort of litmus test: It’s called your pH level. And many healthcare professionals consider a balanced pH level to be the key to good health. In fact, an unbalanced pH can cause chronic back pain as well as a host of other problems.