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Lower Back Pain: Common causes and Treatment

Lower Back Pain: Common causes and Treatment
Pain, be it lower back, upper back, or any other type, is classified as either acute or chronic. Chronic pain is often defined as pain lasting more than three months. The three-month mark dividing the two assumes that the original cause of the injury should be healed by then, but even healing can leave in its wake a chronic syndrome that is a different disease altogether. The three-month mark also denotes that if the original cause has not healed, then it unlikely to do so and will persist as an ongoing chronic pain. What are the causes of low back pain? Most adults have low back pain at some point in their lives. Most of these adults—up to 85% of them— will be unable to identify the cause. Most patients who have low back pain for an unidentifiable reason will improve over a few weeks. However, the longer it takes for pain resolution, the lower the likelihood of the back reverting to a pain-free state. Common causes of low back pain include: Herniated disc, o ...

Magnesium and Depression Explained

Magnesium and Depression
There is a plethora of information on the internet regarding the use of magnesium for the treatment of depression. A natural alternative may seem like a miracle for those who do not wish to take pharmaceuticals or who experience severe side effects from conventional treatments, but does it really work? Has magnesium been found to treat depression?   There are very few studies recording the use of magnesium in a treatment regimen for depression. That’s not to say that it doesn’t work but that there aren’t hard, scientific facts. A notable study conducted in 2017 found that magnesium was effective for those experiencing mild to moderate depression. That being said, participants of the study knew they were taking a placebo. Many would argue that this is could potentially alter the results. As well, many patients were already taking antidepressants. While reports still showed improvement, some in the medical field may consider this to be a flaw.   ...

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