If you've tried every remedy and can't find the cause of your back pain, you may have DDD. What is DDD? It's a diagnosis that I created called Degenerative Dietary Disease, and it's the most overlooked cause of back pain.
Back pain arises when the spine, muscles, joints, or discs become overwhelmed with inflammation. This inflammation then results in pain. Because of this inflammation, all back pain treatments are designed to reduce the body's inflammatory process. Many MDs will prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain. While these medications work well to suppress symptoms, getting to the cause of the inflammation is vital to prevent the problem's reoccurrence. Anti-inflammatories are just temporary Band-Aids on a serious wound like back pain.
Our current medical model focuses solely on the structural causes of back pain, such as a herniated disc that can be rehabilitated with exercises, stretches with the Backbridge, adjustments, or injections. This narrow focus on only structural causes is proven to be a completely flawed model based on the statistics of back pain. In my experience, patients are being misdiagnosed and thus mistreated for their back pain. Getting the proper diagnosis is the first step in actually fixing the problem. For many people, the cause of suffering isn't the MRI result of l4/l5, but is instead DDD.
With DDD, the cause of inflammation and back pain is often the patient's diet. A patient's diet creates irritation in his/her gut, which then puts tremendous amounts of pressure on the spine. People suffering from back pain should eliminate inflammation from their diet. Inflammatory food triggers may be unique to you: it can be sugars, alcohol, and carbonated beverages, which are quite common, or it can be high-fiber foods, such as salad. Inflammatory foods are different for everyone. Essentially, anything that can upset your stomach or digestive process can create inflammation that triggers back pain. Thus, it's essential to keep track of the foods that you eat and how you feel when you consume them.
Your diet tells you a lot about your back pain. Eliminating inflammatory food triggers could be the difference in whether you lead a healthy, active life, or letting your life revolve around managing your back pain. Check out my Back Pain Relief Diet Book for more specifics about DDD's suffering and what to do about it!