Dr. Oz: Extreme Back Pain
Dr. Oz talked to Stephanie, a 32-year-old woman who suffers from back pain. She’s a biology teacher who feels like she should know a good solution for her problem. She lives on the fifth floor of her apartment building and walking up with groceries or carrying her 2-year-old child adds to the pain.
She’s tried stretching exercises, uses a firm pillow everywhere, and even tried sleeping with heating pads. She doesn’t go out a lot because she worries walking around will hurt her back. She also worries that she isn’t able to play with her child the way she wants.
Dr. Oz: Is Her Back Pain Caused By Structural Damage?
Dr. Oz took her to the Truth Tube, where he told her there was no evidence of any structural damage like nerve root irritation or spinal compression.
Stephanie said she feels like she’s 80 years old. Dr. Oz said that she shouldn’t feel that way and he wanted to help her feel like her actual age of 32.
Stephanie said if she could overcome the pain, she could train for a marathon and be a better mother.
Dr. Oz: Connective Tissue Issues
Dr. Oz introduced her to Sue Hitzmann, the author of The Melt Method, who had debilitating back pain when she was in her late 20s. Now she’s living in her 40s and she feels great.
Sue explained that when pain is chronic, you have an issue in your connective tissue. Every time you move, your connective tissue morphs and changes, and ideally when you’re hydrated, it goes back to its original shape. But our daily movements push the connective tissue out of whack and cause it to become dehydrated.
She demonstrated with a slinky. When the connective tissue is working, it flows just like a slinky does. But when your connective tissue is out of whack, it’s just like when you get a kink in your slinky.
Sue Hitzmann had a plan to help Stephanie cure her extreme back pain.