The #1 Thing to AVOID If You Have Sciatica, Back Pain, or Herniated Discs

Back pain is so common and so unrelenting that for many it’s akin to that pushy old “friend” who comes knocking on your door just a little too often, and at the most inopportune times. You try to ignore it at first, but, try as you may, its persistence gets the better of you.

Have you ever wondered why back pain is so common?

Our bodies have evolved, after all, to support our upright walking and our ability to run, and bend, and lift objects. Our backs, too, should be able to bear the burdens put upon them by our everyday lives, right?

Yes … and no.

If you were to spend your day the way nature intended you to — walking, bending, staying active and doing so in the correct posture — your back would most likely be in stellar health, with the only exception being an unexpected injury or accident. But most people do not live this way. We sit for extraordinarily long periods, often while hunched over in front of a computer or crammed behind the steering wheel of our cars. We neglect to get regular physical activity, the very thing that will help to strengthen and tone our core muscles, which are there, in part, to take some of the burden off of your spine.

Some of us do stay active, but often this is from manual labor at work, which involves repetitive lifting, pulling or pushing of heavy equipment, which your back is not designed for. Or, we push ourselves too hard, running 26-mile marathons or cycling for hours. Again, your back is not cut out for this, especially if it’s something you decide to do on a whim! Many are also overweight or obese, adding stress and strain to your spinal column so that when you go to pick up your toddler or stretch to clean your tall bay window, something in your back cracks and the pain begins (or returns).

What do all of these unnatural (but nonetheless widespread) circumstances have in common?

They cause or worsen muscle imbalances, and that, my friends, is the cause of an array of conditions commonly associated with lower back pain (herniated disc, sciatica and more). Physical dysfunctions develop over time and are the direct result of imbalances between various muscle groups, i.e. “muscle imbalances.” Your body is then forced to work each day with this dysfunction and eventually this creates a condition, like a herniated disc for example.

Here’s the thing …

Research suggests that in up to 85 percent of cases, lower back pain is not attributable to a specific disease (such as cancer) or spinal abnormality.[i] The truth is, it usually doesn’t matter if the pain in your back is from a herniated disc, sciatica (which often occurs when a herniated disc presses on your sciatic nerve), or the far more common “unspecified” lower back pain. This is all irrelevant because the causes and, as a result, the treatments are the same for virtually every type of back pain there is.

So, if you have back pain, sciatica or a herniated disc, the number one thing to avoid is … muscle imbalances! What causes muscle imbalances? The aforementioned lifestyle factors, things like:

  • Lack of exercise
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Sitting for too long (such as working a desk job or a long commute)
  • Standing on your feet for too long
  • Repetitive lifting, pulling or pushing

In an ideal world, you would simply avoid these strains and stresses to your back, your muscles would stay in harmonic balance, and you would be pain free.

In reality, doing so requires commitment (in the case of exercise or maintaining proper posture) and in some cases, such as sitting for hours or lifting while on the job, may not be easily avoidable.

This is where Muscle Balance Therapy, which can help generate balance and stability in your pelvis and spine, and minimize excessive wear and tear of the disc and other joints of your spine, can be invaluable.

Ultimately, though, if you have pain it’s important to recognize that this is your body’s way of alerting you to a problem that needs to be fixed …  and the solution starts at the foundational level with your original muscle imbalances.

With the Lose the Back Pain System, you’ll first identify the causes of your dysfunctions and imbalances, then implement proven strategies to help reduce and manage your pain so you can focus on correcting the dysfunction(s) that are responsible for your pain. Finally, you will work on treating the causes, which are the dysfunctions and the muscle imbalances that created it, and also implementing additional treatments and strategies that are specific to the condition you may have been diagnosed with.

Over 64,000 people have used the Lose the Back Pain System to get relief from back pain, sciatica and herniated discs, and improve their health and well-being. Please take a minute to learn more now and start your journey to correcting your underlying muscle imbalances and becoming pain free…

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Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT

Jesse is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals.

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3 thoughts on “The #1 Thing to AVOID If You Have Sciatica, Back Pain, or Herniated Discs”

  1. Franz Kratz says:

    The poster above is obviously upset, but I would say the very opposite of what he wrote. I have purchased the programs, many of the products this company sells and I have had no issues regarding service or support. It just goes to show you that back pain can cause people to get pretty grumpy. In fact if it were not for this organizations information I would be very hopeless and with so much pain. I have managed my lower back pain for over eight years, because of the information, I have had nice long periods in my life pain free. Thank you Healthy Back Institute, keep up the good work.

  2. Support says:


    After reviewing your contact record, I see that you have some of our products (back in 2011) and I thank you for that and I do see that you made contact with our customer support team last year, but please understand that we have two categories for support, one is customer service and the other is product support, I have checked my email system and our help desk and I do not see any requests from you…

    That said, with the Lose the Back Pain System, we do offer unlimited product support for all, in fact everyone is encouraged to send in there Assessment Photos for use to review and give further suggestions, its free as part of the program, can I ask why you did not send in your photos if you felt like the program was not working for you?

    Further we have all of our contact info all over the site, phone numbers, email, help desk. forum and even the Blog, but we do not give personal support over the Blog out of respect for the customer so if you want help please ask, and if you tried to ask and did not get a reply try a different format as no digital communication technique is 100%, 100% of the time.

    and on a personal note, I just have to ask, you subscribed to the Lose the Back Pain System 3/21/2011, that is 365 days ago to the day, why you would just now voice your opinion, why would you stay on our mailing list for that long if we were not providing your with content that you could use or learn form or use in your daily life…

    John, Please if you want or need more help Please contact me va the help desk system and I can help get you started

    And Mike that goes for you too, if you want some more personal support please ask your specific questions direct to me va the Help Desk.


  3. Cathelyn says:

    I have to say that My husband purchased the program for me and I have been very good at doing the exercises for my particular condition and if you are not patient and persistent you may not reap the benefits, s yes this Loose the Back Pain Program has been of great help. I do understand the above comment because if you have no support which from customer support’s comment you didn’t ask for , suffering with a Back Injury is tough. But they helped me and I am in good ink majority of the time and if i hurt i refer back to the program. Thank you Healthy Back Institute.

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