An UNUSUAL cause of back pain.

Every day, people come into my office with pain. Sometimes the pain is easy to identify, other times it is more difficult.
Today, I would like to talk about one of the more challenging causes of upper back pain.
You may not be dealing with a case of upper back pain right now, but it is still important for you to know this information because it could save an important organ in your body.
I’m referring to a little green organ in your body called the gallbladder.
Most people give no thought to their gallbladder until they have a problem with it.

The problem with this approach is that by the time there is a major problem with the gallbladder, you’re in so much pain and discomfort that you’re willing to do anything to get rid of the pain including having a surgery to remove the organ altogether.
Did you know there are about one million gallbladder surgeries every year?
For many of these people, they weren’t aware of the warning signs their body was trying to give them:
-pain in the right upper back, right shoulder, or between the shoulder blades
-greasy, loose stools that float to the top of the toilet bowl
An UNUSUAL cause of back pain.

Every day, people come into my office with pain. Sometimes the pain is easy to identify, other times it is more difficult.
Today, I would like to talk about one of the more challenging causes of upper back pain.
You may not be dealing with a case of upper back pain right now, but it is still important for you to know this information because it could save an important organ in your body.
I’m referring to a little green organ in your body called the gallbladder.
Most people give no thought to their gallbladder until they have a problem with it.

The problem with this approach is that by the time there is a major problem with the gallbladder, you’re in so much pain and discomfort that you’re willing to do anything to get rid of the pain including having a surgery to remove the organ altogether.

Did you know there are about one million gallbladder surgeries every year?
For many of these people, they weren’t aware of the warning signs their body was trying to give them:
-pain in the right upper back, right shoulder, or between the shoulder blades
-greasy, loose stools that float to the top of the toilet bowl
-pain after eating certain meals in the right upper abdomen, mid abdomen & even breastbone.

These symptoms are easy to ignore, because they may last for a short period of time and then disappear.

Inevitably, though, there comes a day when the symptoms do not go away or persist for several hours and at this point, you NEED to see a doctor.

If you have any of these early warning signs, you can press your fingers up underneath the right rib cage, below your chest, and see if it is tender in this area.
If it is tender, the cause of your pain may be coming from your gallbladder.
The reason why it is tender is because you most likely have gallstones.
The gallstones put pressure in the gallbladder and refers pain to the back and abdomen.

I have some good news, though! Making smart adjustments in your lifestyle and habits can reverse the downward trend of a poorly functioning gallbladder.
What can you do to PREVENT gallstones? I’m glad you asked.

First of all, you need to understand that gallstones are caused by STRESS!
Constantly planning ahead, thinking all the time, not making time for yourself to recharge your battery’s, can take its toll on your body.
Having multiple pregnancies can also take its toll on the body and has been linked to gallstones.
If you combine this emotional stress with consistently eating sugar in the form of sweets, sugary drinks, desserts, and refined grains, then you could be setting yourself up for gallstones.
So what can you do to reverse this trend if you have been on this track?

De-Stress!

Let me give you two simple tips to de-stress your body:

Exercise! A study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that women who exercised were 31% less likely to have gallstone surgery and women who spent 41-60 hours a week sitting at their jobs were 41% more likely to have gallstone surgery.

So what do you need to do?

Move more. Even 2-3 hours a week of walking can reduce your chances of developing stones.

Don’t have time to do it all?
Get creative and multitask.
This morning, I wanted to both read and exercise so I did both at the same time.

You can do the same.
Secondly, if you want to add one food to reduce your chances of stones, start eating beets.

Beets are wonderful for helping to thin the bile and reduce your risks for stones.
Get a carrot peeler and create beet chips to snack on.
Put them in a bowl and add air-dried pink sea salt or put them on your salad.

Raw is preferable.

Remember, you need your gallbladder for proper digestion.
Take care of it by following these simple tips and your gallbladder will continue to take care of you:)

To your health,

Derek Taylor, D.C.
Taylor Chiropractic and Laser Center, Inc.

Exceptional Techniques + Remarkable Technology = Incredible Results!

2800 Skypark Drive
Torrance, CA 90505
Phone: 310-891-0102
E-mail: doctaylor@integrity.com
Website: www.drderektaylor.com