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Back Pain Adviser, August 2007 Issue -- when is the best time to stretch
August 03, 2007

Welcome once again to the Back Pain Adviser E-zine.

Our goals are to give you the most valuable and expert advice on back pain, sciatica and neck pain issues. In this issue of the Back Pain Adviser you receive:

  1. Site Update – what has changed and been added to the Back Pain Advisor

  2. Tip of the Month – an essential tip for those who stretch.

  3. Article of the Month – the 5 big questions you should ask for any back pain issue.

  4. The Future – what we have planned for our site.

  5. Your Questions – answers to your questions you have sent.

  6. Our Discount Offers – your benefits, in more ways than one.

  7. Friends and Family – send this e-zine to your friends and family.

Please Remember: this e-zine is designed to be brief and informative. No doubt you are like me and do not want to spend hours sifting through irrelevant details. So the Back Pain Adviser is kept brief, with information and tips you can apply now. So on to the issue…

Site Update:

Since the last issue of the Back Pain Adviser, the site has added pages for your viewing:

Low Back Pain Tips – some simple and effective tips on how you can avoid lower back pain.

Upper Back and Chest Pain – Chest pain scares most people as you believe you are having a heart attack. However it is a common occurrence with upper back pain issues.

Groin and Lower Back Pain – a common occurrence with lower back pain. As your pelvis twists, the muscles and ligaments that support the hips tighten causing groin pain.

Updated X-Pain – yes thanks to you our readers we now have a web page on the X-Pain Method. Actual web shots of the book and the many chapters it has on how you can remove your back pain or sciatica. It also now has audio so you can hear mepossibly not a good thing.

Tip of the Month:

Stretching… you see all the internet sites promoting their “miracle” or “never been seen before” stretches. In fact there are only so many muscles you can stretch and only so many ways to stretch. Yes there are better ways to stretch (we only ever give you the ideal ways that are shown to be the best ways in numerous studies and research data).

The most important ingredient with any stretch is not what or how to stretch – but when to stretch. If you stretch just prior to going to bed, then the muscle relaxes quicker and stays that way longer. Add in stretches in the day and then muscles can relax ten times quicker than all other methods.

This is one essential ingredient we stress in the X-Pain Method.

Article of the Month:

These articles are brief versions of articles published by Dr Teague in either Ezine articles or other article web sites. Dr Teague is a frequent contributor to these sites with articles on back pain, sciatica, and neck pain issues.

The 5 Big Questions about Lower Back Pain

There are 5 big questions you should ask about lower back pain. These questions will tell you what is wrong and what you should do to change it. Lower back pain and back pain in general affect over 80% of the adult population – yet most adults do not understand what you can do.

So what are the 5 big questions?

  1. Where is your lower back pain? Important as this tells you this is the most likely area to target. Is your pain central to the spine, is it out from the spine, into the buttock or referred down the leg. The location of pain generally tells you how severe it is. The further your pain travels from your spine, the more likely you have a greater injury.

  2. How did you lower back pain occur? If you have had a fall or injury then it is best to seek help. Pain levels do not always indicate the severity. Many people wait for weeks before they consult a practitioner, only to find out they have fractured a joint, injured an area and it is potentially serious. So with all injuries seek help first, rule out the bigger problems and then address your lower back pain issues.

  3. What makes it better? If you find the activity makes your lower back pain better, then it is more likely muscular and not too serious. If activity makes it worse, then it is either a joint problem or the injury is more severe – seek help.

  4. What makes your lower back pain worse? This is the big question. Does straining, coughing or deep breathing make your pan worse? If so seek immediate attention. If straining of any type makes pain worse then you may have a disc injury or a severe spinal condition, such as a fracture. Straining will aggravate the area and increase the lower back pain – seek help!!

  5. What other symptoms occur? This is also as important as question 4. If you lose bowel or bladder control then you may have spinal cord problems or a severe injury. If you start to get headaches, referred pain, fever or any other changes in your general health then seek immediate medical help. Bypass your Chiropractor, Physiotherapist etc and go directly to medical help or your local hospital. Rule out the serious first and then aim to remove your lower back pain.

Although over 90% of all lower back pain issues are usually minor and easily correctable. There are times when your lower back pain is more serious. This is when you need to be aware of the issues that make your lower back pain more serious.

The world is full of people who have said “if only I had sorted this out sooner”. Don’t become one of them. If your lower back pain is indicating a serious problem, seek help. If it doesn’t fit the warning signs then use the many self help techniques to help yourself remove your lower back pain. Lower back pain can be easily solved if you know what and where to target.

[Although these questions are important, the Sugar Test asks questions of your practitioner. Essential things to know before you have treatment, questions that tell you what to expect – the costs, how quickly you will heal, and so much more.

Please note: The Sugar Test will soon be part of the Back Pain Advisor – see the updates section]

The X-Pain Method

The only e-book with techniques, you can learn, that re-align your spine, gets joints moving freely and easily. The best stretches and strengthening methods and so much advice, tips and tools to remove and prevent your back pain.

**Click here to Order your Copy for only $24**

The Future – what do we have planned?

The Back Pain Advisor strives to continually update our site with informative, expert and valuable advice. In the coming month we plan to have the following web pages up and running:

Lower Back Pain and Constipation – a web page on why this happens and what you can do to not only change the constipation but how to remove the low back pain.

Pinched Sciatic Nerve – a common myth in sciatica. Can you actually pinch a nerve or what is truly occurring?

Upcoming Major change: The entire new section on Back Pain Treatment is finally almost there. Each area of treatment will be explained, from symptom relief, to who you can see. Each profession will have a pro/con type section from an unbiased viewpoint. The Sugar Test so you can work out whom to see for your benefits. This is a major change and hopefully will on the Back Pain Advisor over this coming month.

Your Questions:

Please remember, you can email me at with any questions you have and want answered. These can be used as part of this section, but you will also get a personal reply to your questions. So please feel free to contact me with any ideas, issues or information you want to see on the Back Pain Adviser.

Q: I’ve had Back Pain for years, does this mean it will take longer to heal??

Simply put – no. Your body is designed to heal, just like a cut, and quickly. Sure if pain is there for just a few days then it will heal quicker than the pain that has been there for years. But the longer you have had back pain, doe not mean you are doomed to have years before it disappears.

The techniques I use in my practice allow me to get your body to remove back pain that has been there for years in just weeks and sometimes sooner. This is why I developed the X-Pain Method, to teach you the same techniques that you can use at home to eliminate your back pain and stop it returning.

To learn more about your back pain and why it happens, just go to our site... The Back Pain Advisor

Your Discounts:

Yes we have e-books to sell. The X-Pain Method is an e-book based on my practice methods. It teaches you ideal stretches – when to stretch, what to stretch and how to stretch. It has ways to improve the nerve and blood supply to muscles, which increase their strength. Ways you can re-align your spine and adjust specific spinal joints – painlessly, effectively and safely. This has never been seen before as practitioners do not want you to know what they do. You can now remove and prevent your back pain, sciatica and neck pain.

As a subscriber to our Back Pain Adviser E-zine, you gain discounts: As I stated last month, I have upgraded the X-Pain Method to include our Stress e-book (X-Stress). I am continuing this offer for August as at the end of August I have to remove it from our site. I have signed an exclusivity deal with so I will no longer be able to sell this e-book through our site. So for the following month before our next issue, we are upgrading the X-Pain Method so if you purchase the X-Pain Method you get the X-Stress Pack included. Usually the price for both is $37, but for only $24 you can order both.

Just click on this link to order. Or go to our web page on the X-Pain Method - but remember to click on the link here for your discount.

In the September Issue:

The article we plan to have in the next issue is on treatment options for back pain. Who is the best practitioner to see and what should you ask them. Essential information for anyone suffering from back pain.

Friends and Family:

If you enjoy this e-zine and the articles and tips on back pain, then please feel free to send this to your friends or family, or they can sign up and therefore not miss any issues. Just send them this link or just click on the link and sign them up...

Friends and Family

(but please – get their permission first or let them know you have signed them up)

In Conclusion:

Remember, this e-zine is for you our readers. It is designed to help you understand more about your back pain and how you can help yourself. Also who to see and when. As we strive to be a leader in the structural field, your feedback is essential.

If you have any area you want covered on this newsletter or on the site, please contact us and let us know. All feedback – good or bad – is essential for us to continually grow and improve. So please contact me through the web site or via and put “E-zine” or “feedback” in the subject line. Thank you in advance for your input.


Dr Graeme Teague

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