Multivitamins, Back Pain, and Your Health
Every Western and Asian culture, as well as every indigenous culture across the world, has literature on the curing of disease, using the plants, minerals, herbs, and animal products available to them from their native land. Assuming that even 10% of the claims of these tribes and cultures are true about the ability of these natural foods and herbs to treat and cure disease, then we should have all the physical resources that we need to treat the body's ailments. Many people think that we have just that. Many people of the holistic profession think that the natural treatments for diseases that are available are walking and sprouting from the earth today. These holistics think that there are natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients available to treat all disease, without the need for medications and treatments that poison our bodies and cause diseases of their own.
The holistic theory of being able to treat and cure disease without the need for medical treatments that cause complications and side effects is an interesting one. Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, said in his iconic Hippocratic Oath, "I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody if asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art." Some of the basic tenets of the Hippocratic Oath are to "do no harm" and to provide the body with medicines that will help to heal and purify it, not ones that are toxic to the body. Every prescription medication on the market today is associated with toxicity. Doctors and patients, who prescribe and take them, must together weigh the potential benefits against the potential harm of these drugs, before going forward and using them. Despite all the conspiracy theories and hostile language that is used in the American conversation about politics and healthcare, people really do trust the doctors that are responsible for their care, and they will usually be cooperative about the treatments prescribed for them. In our country, doctors generally prescribe prescription medication to treat conditions such as muscle spasms, muscle tightness, and back pain. Generally, medical doctors don't prescribe natural products because either:
- They don't know much about them
- They don't think that they work
- They haven't been evaluated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
- These products aren't paid for with health insurance
Multivitamins are one health product that aren't technically medications, but are encouraged doctors to take. Multivitamins are typically available in capsule or hard pill form, and contain all the necessary ,minerals, vitamins, and nutrients that the body needs but may not be completely available in the diet.
Multivitamins, back pain, and your health: The theory behind taking multivitamins in order to restore health or treat back pain is that either the soft tissues of our spine become injured due to nutritional deficiencies, or that the boosting of the amount of certain vitamins and minerals in our bodies may accelerate the healing process. Some of the individual components of multivitamins that are thought to increase the rate of the healing of back injuries include Calcium and Magnesium, Vitamin E, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D.