The Virginia Spine Institute recommends ginger for back pain. The Institute states that ginger is beneficial due to its anti-inflammatory compounds. In a study by the American Pain Society in 2010, subjects performed exercises meant to induce pain and inflammation for 11 consecutive days. The subjects given the ginger versus the placebo reported nearly 25 per cent reduction in exercise induced muscle pain 24 hours after a workout. The Institute recommends making gingerbread men as a way of getting ginger into your diet but supplements may be more beneficial!
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