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Glucosamine Has No Effect on Low Back Pain

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At least 85% of the population will suffer from low back pain. Arthritis in the spine becomes more common with age, and is an important trigger of back pain. Arthritis is a crippling disorder of the joints that affects cartilage, underlying bone, joint lubrication, and surrounding muscles. Many people take glucosamine supplements to promote cartilage health and reduce arthritis pain. However, not all studies have shown a beneficial effect. A study conducted in Norway, showed that 6 months of treatment with oral glucosamine (1,500mgs per  day) did not reduce disability in people with chronic back pain and degenerative arthritis in the lumbar (lower) spine.

Back pain is a complicated problem that cannot be cured by a single magic supplement. Reducing symptoms requires a combination of improved spinal mechanics, muscle fitness that promotes spinal stabilisation, and healthy tissues in the spine and core. Glucosamine has positive effects on cartilage cells and might be beneficial for treating low back pain with combined with other treatment methods.

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Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

2 thoughts on “Glucosamine Has No Effect on Low Back Pain

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