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Archive for July 2018

Poor Posture, Perpetual Pain

Here’s a question for you: how many hours can you get into your work day before you start rolling your shoulders and arching your neck, trying to get rid of back and neck pain? If you set up a hidden camera aimed at the cubicles in almost any American office, you’d see plenty of people…

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Tips for Avoiding Summer’s Most Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is awful no matter what time of year it hits, but there’s an extra level of misery that comes when it strikes during the summer when you want to be outside. Unfortunately, summertime is when a lot of people end up hurting themselves, as they rush outside and engage in injury-prone activities. You…

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Your Sleep Position and Your Back

Do you ever wake up with a stiff or aching back? More importantly, do you find it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position as a result of your already-existing back pain? Pain is one of the most common reasons for insomnia, and insomnia represents a huge health problem. Getting enough sleep each night is…

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Penn and Teller’s Magic Show Shuttered By Intense Back Pain

Anybody who has experienced intense lower back pain will tell you that just trying to get through the normal activities of daily living can be excruciating. So imagine what it must feel like to endure back pain while performing a strenuous, even athletic magic act. That is exactly what 70-year-old Raymond Teller of Penn and…

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Opioid Use Shown to Diminish Following Spine Surgery

The statistics are jarring: back pain is something that will affect 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, representing the vast majority of people in the United States. Though some pain is fleeting, for many it becomes chronic and relentless, driving them to the use of powerful painkillers, including opioids. As…

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