Chapter 15

Restoring Back, Joint, and Muscle Health

In This Chapter

arrow Routing gout

arrow Alleviating arthritis

arrow Relieving back pain

arrow Soothing muscle aches and cramps

Everyone, at some point, suffers from muscle, joint, or back pain, because bones and muscles take a beating. In this chapter, I offer advice on how to treat the most common conditions at the root of these aches and pains.

remember Doses in this chapter are for adults, not children. For guidance on how to adjust dosages for children (and adults under 150 pounds), turn to Chapter 12.

Tackling Arthritis in All Its Forms

Arthritis is any painful inflammation of the joints that may damage joints, bones, muscles, cartilage, and other connective tissue. More than 100 health conditions involve arthritis, including fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, Lyme disease, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. In this section, I describe the three most common and troublesome arthritic afflictions — gout, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis — and offer ...

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