About 31 million Americans suffer from low back pain. What many don't know is certain foods and exercises may be causing their ache.
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Crazy Taylor: Kevin Dailey has been poked, pushed, pulled and stretched, since he was 18. Kevin Dailey: Well, I've had problems with low back pain for about 25 years. Crazy Taylor: Kevin found relief were he least expected it. Male Speaker: The first that I never thought about looking at my problem from the whole comprehensive standpoint. Crazy Taylor: Todd Sinett, chiropractor and author of "The Truth About Back Pain" is laying up the facts. Todd Sinett: You can have back pain at the third structural, third chemical, third emotional or percentage is different. But what's happening is you only get at best you are only getting personal treatment. Crazy Taylor: So how much do you know about back pain. Will exercising give you a strong back? The truth is sit-ups and crunches may actually cause more back pain then they prevent. Todd Sinett: We're all walking around with the term that we call column balance and what's happening is that we need to balance between forward bending and backward bending. Crazy Taylor: True or false. Your diet has no relation to your back pain? Turns how you are what you eat. Todd Sinett: It's the easiest thing for change, just change what you are putting in your mouth for three weeks and see what happens. Crazy Taylor: Dr. Sinett says the five worst foods for back pain, caffeinated drinks like coffee and soda. Foods full of sugar like cookies and eating too much Broccoli or Oatmeal can create digestive distress which can cause back pain. Is stress one of the most common causes of back pain? You bet it is. Todd Sinett: So you can exercise, eat well, and then be so stressed our and be shocked if you have back pain. Crazy Taylor: Kevin adjusted his diet, lowered his stress level and changed his life. Todd Sinett: I'm doing things I haven't done in 10, 15 years. Crazy Taylor: This is Crazy Taylor reporting.