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by 84 · about 19 hours ago

Hi. I've been on a paleo/perfect health diet for about 3 years. Last 2 weeks i've been feeling some wierd pain to the lower right and to the lower left of my bellybutton. I also feel tense below the middle of the rib cage sometimes. The last few... (more)

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Rob__3 0 · October 03, 2013 at 4:59 PM

Sounds like a gastrointestinal issue. Maybe gastritis or stomach irritation? You be surprised that is can cause all of those symptoms, including the back pain.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I am 5 days into eating Paleo. I have been sticking to it about 90%. I have been eating lots of chicken, eggs, salad with lots of veggies, fruit, nuts, beef, even bacon! This is a major switch for me as I used to be a cereal, sandwich, pizza... (more)

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ebuffy 0 · September 14, 2013 at 5:27 AM

Thank you @Allison 14 I will have to also listen to that podcast. I just got a magnesium supplement at Whole Foods. Do you know how much to take? P.S. Will I lose weight on this way of eating even if I'm not trying to? I am really sick of... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I need help, feel terrible every morning....

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Migo 0 · August 01, 2013 at 3:12 PM

Start your day with 2 minutes of stretching - most people don't stretch enough, while it's a very natural (paleo) behaviour and helps a lot in repositioning the whole body What do you sleep on ? Check that your mattress is firm, and of good... (more)

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Guys, I'm currently working in a job, traffic controlling, where I basically have to stand in the same location for 9-10 hours a day. I've read Esther Gokhales book on posture, I've got pretty good shoes, etc but my LOWER back just kills me!... (more)

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fredmull 0 · June 01, 2013 at 2:22 AM

Can you stand on a rubber mat? I have to stand a lot so I bought myself a mat like those used in a commercial kitchen or a garage. Pretty cheap. Also, I've heard good things about White's work boots. Have you read anything on The Alexander... (more)

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by 61 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I've been eating high fat from July 2012 till January 2013. Mostly pastured ghee, pastured lard and pig fat back, olive oil etc. However, in January I starting having severe lower back pain after eating fat the previous day, if I get over 50g... (more)

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Rene_6 0 · March 11, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Could be issues with you gallbladder. I had problems with my gallbladder after eating certain foods several years ago and felt the pain in my back. The attacks lasted several hourse and got worse and worse, until I had my gallbladder removed. At... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hubby and I just started paleo today. Our story: started because my husband has a really bad lower back problem and he's getting med boarded for the Army because of it. He's 5'11 235 lbs. Been trying to get in shape and not seeing any progress.... (more)

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Wakaanai 0 · January 03, 2013 at 4:39 AM

If you can eat and eat, yet never seem to gain weight, despite being underweight, then you may have some sort of parasite (unlikely), or have some sort of malabsorption problem (likely). Do you take probiotics, or eat fermented food? Do you have... (more)

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by 1042 · about 19 hours ago

I have a desk job, and my work day total is 9.5 hours. Since I started 2.5 years ago I've gained lower back pain, poor posture, and of course weight. Any recommendations for burning calories during the day at the desk and keeping good posture to... (more)

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GK 0 · November 11, 2012 at 4:39 AM

In the U.S. there are O.S.H.A. regulations regarding ergonomics. Sadly, much of ergonomics is just finding ways to support poor body positioning. My advice: request a standing desk. There are numerous studies along with anecdotal evidence to... (more)

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by 2437 · about 19 hours ago

Current theories on Fibromyalgia? I removed 70% plus of my pain and 95% plus of the brain fog following an autoimmune version of the paleo diet. However I still have waaaay more back pain then the average person and tend to get stiff muscles very... (more)

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Red_Robin 0 · July 10, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Vitamin D deficiency has to be considered in the management of fibromyalgia syndrome. Have you checked your leveLs?

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by 1023 · about 19 hours ago

This is more of a Primal Living question: Like a lot of people, I have a desk job. I'm a programmer and sit at my desk, listening to head phones, undisturbed for most of the day. For the last 10 years I've had lower back pain on and off. For the... (more)

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KellyBoBelly 0 · April 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM

You mentioned hip flexor stretching but little else in that department. Try some yoga poses - cat, cow, wag the tail, thread the needle (to stretch out your abductors), pigeon (same idea), lying knee hugs, lower body twist (lie flat on your back,... (more)

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by 1786 · about 19 hours ago

anyone experience searing (upper) back pain when fasting or when blood sugar gets too low or too high?

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Mike_T_1 0 · April 16, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Excerpts from: http://www.ucmg.net/mid-back-3-5-06.htm "A multitude of patients have come to us for pain between the shoulder blades or in the upper back. This area of the spine that starts just below the neck, and ends at the bottom of the rib... (more)

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by 2949 · about 19 hours ago

I recently developed slight lower back pain. It only happens in the mornings right after I wake up, regardless of my prior day's workout type or lack thereof. It's just a dull pain, and goes away within a few minutes after stretching and waking... (more)

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Gary_1 0 · January 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I have similar issues. I agree with the other answer re sleep position. I saw a chiropractor about my pain and he suggests such issues often arise from "front sleepers"...are you one? Side and back sleepers tend to have less issues. The pillow... (more)

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by 388 · about 19 hours ago

About me: I've been full Paleo for about 3 months now, and was raised on a Weston Price style diet for the last 10 years. Have dabbled in low carb and gluten free in the past. So I'm not an ex-vegan or typical American as far as my lifetime diet... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 02, 2012 at 10:15 PM

Omega 3s (I take 1000 mg Neptune Krill Oil) seems to have dealt with all my joint issues. Also, getting your Vitamin D level up to the high end of 50-80 ng/ml should help with any residual inflammation issues from the Lyme infection. This link... (more)

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by 10919 · about 19 hours ago

So yesterday morning I lifted my not so little 11 month old the wrong way and Suddenly my lower back was spasming like crazy and I've been hobbling around hunched over for about 36 hours with little improvement from hot/cold therapy, a hot tub... (more)

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Nance 0 · November 11, 2011 at 2:08 AM

As my back specialist once told me, "Don't bend, twist, flex or rotate." "Don't lift anything heavier than a 2-liter." I asked, "What does that leave?" And he said, "Walk, walk, walk! 5 miles per day." For an acute sprain with swelling, either a... (more)

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by 11152 · about 19 hours ago

Last Saturday I started my period. I bloated up like an overstuffed sausage in its casing, and now by Friday, the water retention has slowly subsided. But because I felt like a giant sponge, I didn't have much of an appetite this week. My normal... (more)

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by 24538 · about 19 hours ago

I am on the cusp of strongly recommending paleo/primal to someone I know, but I want to be able to offer up the most helpful info possible to get the adult scoliosis and related pain under control as the first order of business, otherwise I think... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 28, 2011 at 12:52 AM

Leptin status is huge in scoli's. This is bread and butter for me

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by 1906 · about 20 hours ago

I started the Stronglifts program a little while ago, and have slowly been adding weight to the bar. I have only one real complaint, and that's with some back pain on my right side, mid-back. The program calls for squatting three times per week,... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · August 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Whether due to bad form or insufficient recovery, pain in the low back mean that you should not continue going heavy on squats three times per week. I recommend that you discontinue squatting with weight till the pain abates. Practice squatting... (more)

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by 799 · about 20 hours ago

I just found out two days ago, via MRI, that I have a bulging/herniated L4/L5 disc. Here's a link to one of the many pictures from the MRI: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6196/6050044492_e9cece6a76_z.jpg My back has been a mess for the last few... (more)

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Jesse_3 0 · August 20, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Nate, This type of presentation typically starts as a sacroiliac joint problem. When the bottom disc in the spine (for you the fourth lumbar disc) is worn while the others are not, it indicates poor sacroiliac joint alignment. This results in... (more)

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by 15395 · about 20 hours ago

I had been taking Vitamin D supplements about 600IU per day for about 2 months, and had no ill effects and numerous positive effects which I attribute to the vit D (decreased muscle and joint pain, better moods, eliminating several minor skin... (more)

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David_Rourke 0 · June 13, 2011 at 11:12 PM

Get your D3 blood levels checked.

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by 20411 · about 20 hours ago

And what was your experience? I just got Esther Gokhale's "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back" and already I'm sticking my butt out and walking taller! I currently have a very long commute (2+ hours per day). Which is not paleo and I am looking for... (more)

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not_such_a_xfit_noob_anymore 0 · April 14, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I'll give my experience with Esther's program in general, including the sit cushion. Sorry for the wall-of-text. tl;dr = the cushion and Esther's program was a part of me finally being pain free after 20 years. How big a part? I don't know, but... (more)

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by 777 · about 20 hours ago

I've had some chronic low back pain that I'm working on in physical therapy, 2 months or so now. So my question is how to incorporate lifting heavy into my workouts? kettlebell? body weight exercises instead? just wait it out till the back gets... (more)

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saikln 0 · April 11, 2011 at 3:36 AM

Speaking only from personal experience, I know that my body works better when its trained to work better. I used to have back pain, have dislocated my shoulder (torn cartilage), messed up knees, ankles, etc. I know everything feels better, works... (more)

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by 8 · October 30, 2014 at 5:13 AM

I have had this pain within my upper back for 4 days now pain killers are not working well it feels like i have been strike with a big hammer really painful when i move my hands around and when i move my neck the pain is within my upper back feels... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 25, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Time to see a doctor ASAP. You need a competent diagnoses before you do self-treatment, there are things you do for muscle strain that would not be good for a herniated disk, etc.in addition, pain there MIGHT indicate somethine else entirely,... (more)

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by 596 · October 30, 2014 at 4:10 AM

Hi folks, This is problably a wack question, but i'm sure i cannot be the only one. About 4 months ago i started ditching chairs of any kind. Either i was standing working on my ho-bo standing desk( simply my lap-top on top of of some books, in a... (more)

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legup 0 · May 29, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Try tucking your pelvis (rounding your lower back a bit) and making sure you are "stacked" the right way; sitz bones pointing straight down, rib cage over pelvis, head balanced on neck (not jutting out in front of your body). I notice that even... (more)

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by 613 · October 30, 2014 at 3:52 AM

I'm in physical therapy for chronic lower back pain (I'm a writer, I sit a lot). I bought a 10-punch pass to local CrossFit gym because I've wanted to try it for a long time and, hey, it's the new year. You have to take 3 "foundations" classes... (more)

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not_such_a_xfit_noob_anymore 0 · January 05, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Talk to them and tell them what's going on. I did exactly the same thing .. I started xfit after 20 years of on-again-off-again (mostly on) lower back pain. Chiro, Egoscue, Gokhale, PT ... nothing really provided real relief. Because of my back,... (more)

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by 2437 · October 30, 2014 at 3:37 AM

I used to always have a stiff back (hard to rotate, lean over..) and it would crack and pop all directions (really loud, it disgusts people around me). This is MUCH better after Paleo but every couple of days it comes back. I also notice that... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Could be structural. Not all problems are ONLY diet. Having postural or functional movement evaluation done might be a good idea.

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by 98 · October 29, 2014 at 3:27 AM

I've really been beating myself up this week. Paleo x 3 months, wt loss 14 #, now 123, and my back is "out"!. The question is, If I am on an "inflammatory diet" why am I so INFLAMMED??? When to the chiropractor 3 x this week and have had 2... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · January 05, 2012 at 4:27 PM

When I lost weight, one of the things that happened during the weight loss was that the more I lost, the more muscle imbalances and kinetic chain issues began to show up. This may not apply to you but for myself and others, I believe this happens... (more)

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