Back Pain's Dirty Word



Constipation often directly results in back pain

It’s a dirty word, but somebody has to say it: constipation.

That’s because extra abdominal gas and fecal matter can create enormous pressure on your spine.

Think of it… if you only have one bowel movement a day, there could be as many as eight meals backed up in your bowels.

Here’s a few practical tips for preventing back pain from excess gas and constipation:

  • Drink more water! Dehydration is a common cause of constipation which is easily eliminated by drinking a daily ounce of water for every two pounds of body weight (e.g. if you weigh 100 pounds you should drink 50 ounces of water daily).
  • While fruit is great for breakfast, avoid eating fruit and sweets before bed. Your body will convert sugars found in them to gas and without food behind it to push it through you’ll wake up in the morning with more back pain from the extra pressure.
  • Use a natural colon cleanse to get things moving again. While hydro colon therapy also works, it can be quite uncomfortable and invasive. Look for a colon cleanse that includes an anti-parasitic while you’re at it too because you may be surprised by what’s lurking in there…
  • Try a visceral massage, also called Sun-Moon. To begin, lie on your back and with both hands starting just above your right hip, apply inward pressure on your abdomen, going straight up to the bottom of your rib cage. Then follow along the bottom of the rib cage to the left and then down to the top of the left hip. Go slow and repeat to tolerance.
  • Acupressure can also help relieve constipation. Surprised? Don’t be… acupressure is effective for many conditions. Here’s a video demonstration of how to use self-acupressure to relieve constipation.


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Filed Under: Constipation
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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFTPain Relief Expert, Post Rehab Specialist.

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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1 thought on “Back Pain's Dirty Word”

  1. Fluto says:

    Make sure your diet and lifestyle are both healthy and work well with one another. Make sure you are on the move a fair amount of the time and not slouched on the sofa or sat for long long periods of time.

    On the whole, make sure you stretch and are flexible at all times.

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