Babies are a big issue- either how the women are carrying or holding the babies, or even how they are picking up infants. Also how a mother positions the baby for breast feeding can impact the back. It is important to use pillows to position the baby appropriately, so they are not always being pulled forward.
Are there supplements to take to help alleviate or prevent lower back pain?
There are a number of supplements people can take to help alleviate lower back pain. A naturopath can help identify which ones would be appropriate for each person. Some options include: fish oils, glucosamine sulphate, MSM, hyaluronic acid, magnesium is very good for back spasms, and anti-inflammatories like Bromelain and Tumeric are good when you have acute back pain. For preventing back pain, fish oils, glucosamine sulphate are best.
For back pain there needs to be a hands-on component of the treatment plan, for an effective solution.
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What's Dr. JJ taking today: Fish Oil
Dr. JJ takes Fish oil for joint pains. The fish oil he is taking is enteric coated, which means that the capsule is coated with a substance that allows it to go through the stomach without breaking down until it reaches your intestines. This means that you are less likely to "burp-up" the fish oil after you take it.