Thursday, January 28, 2010
Our Servicemembers Deserve Relief from Back Pain Aside from major injuries of body and mind, back problems keep recovering soldiers from returning to action - or a normal life back home. That's why he is donating 1,000 copies of his pain relief program to the troops, back pain expert says.
A Jan. 22 BBC News report affirms the obvious: war is hell for your back.
"U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to be withdrawn from the battlefield due to back or joint pain than combat injuries," reports the BBC, citing a study in "The Lancet," a British medical journal.
"Millions of people suffer from back pain unnecessarily, and the men and women of our armed forces are actually much more likely to suffer from various types of back, neck and sciatic pain due to high levels of both physical and emotional stress," says back pain specialist Jesse Cannone
, co-founder of the Healthy Back Institute in suburban Washington, D.C.
The study, in "The Lancet," looked at injuries suffered by 34,000 U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan, who were treated at a military hospital in Germany between 2004 and 2007, according to the BBC. The study also found that only 14 percent of medical evacuations were due to combat wounds. Back, joint and muscle pain were instead the leading medical problems suffered by soldiers, accounting for almost one-quarter of all injuries.
"As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, I know firsthand what the conditions and care are like," Cannone says. "Our service members deserve much better than what they currently receive when it comes to prevention and treatment. That's why the Healthy Back Institute would like to donate 1,000 copies of its 'Lose the Back Pain' system. "
Cannone is planning to visit Walter Reed Army Medical Center or Bethesda Naval Hospital, both flagship medical centers near his business and home in the D.C. suburbs.
This study again belabored the obvious, the BBC reports: It has prompted the Department of Defense to look at the weight of equipment that soldiers are routinely required to carry and the length of their tours of duty.
"I could help so many troops, both here and abroad, to get lasting relief and also teach them how to keep the pain from returning," Cannone says.
To learn more about the Healthy Back Institute or its programs and products please visit: http://www.losethebackpain.com
Back pain specialist Jesse Cannone, co-founder of The Healthy Back Institute, is a certified fitness trainer, certified post-rehabilitation specialist and certified specialist in performance nutrition. Cannone has authored a number of health and fitness books and is known most for his international, best-selling "Lose the Back Pain System," a self-assessment and self-treatment program for back pain and sciatica sufferers. Visit www.LosetheBackPain.com
for FREE pain relief guides, articles and videos, revealing the latest in research and treatment breakthroughs for people suffering from all types of back, neck and sciatic pain.
Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT
Healthy Back Institute