Perspective on back pain and neck pain

Back and neck pain are the most common chronic pain conditions.

Back and neck pain can arise from any part of the back or neck, including joints, ligaments, muscles, bones and connective tissue. Not infrequently, a specific cause for the pain cannot be identified.

Common causes of back and neck pain include:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve compression
  • Nerve compression within the spine itself
  • Back strain or sprain
  • Pain that persists for more than 3 months is considered chronic.

Back and neck pain result from inflammation.

According to the theory advanced on this site (in brief) every ‘disease of inflammation’:

  1. Is caused by inflammation;
  2. That results from over-activation of NF-kB;
  3. Which can be treated by administering NF-kB inhibitors – especially natural (plant derived) NF-kB inhibitors.

Given that neck and back pain may result from any number of causes, it is not possible to examine the theory on a case by case basis relative to each possible cause. Nonetheless, what is known in general supports the following observations:

  • Back and neck pain are associated with inflammation.
  • Back and neck pain are associated with excess NF-kB activation.
  • There is evidence that inhibiting NF-kB is beneficial in the treatment of back and neck pain.
  • There is evidence that natural NF-kB inhibitors are beneficial in treating back and neck pain.

Experience trumps theory.

Banjo has been found to provide excellent relief from back and neck pain.

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