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Global Study of Back Pain Encourages People to Get Up and Move

If you’re one of the millions of people across the globe who experience occasional or chronic back pain, you’ll be very interested in a new study published in the esteemed journal Lancet. The report expressed concern that many people around the world aren’t getting proper treatment for back pain. And what does the co-author conclude…

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Back Stretches That Ease Pain

Maybe you spent the weekend doing yardwork, or you’re stiff and uncomfortable following a long week spent hunched over your computer. Whether it’s that or any of a thousand other possibilities, you’re now suffering from lower back pain that’s making your life miserable. Back pain has almost become an adult rite of passage, but it…

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Travel Season Is Coming Up – Protect Your Back!

After a long winter, it’s nice to look forward to spring and summer and to start planning for vacations. What do you have in mind? A daytrip to a local amusement park? A bucket list trip across the Atlantic, or to a tropical getaway? Wherever you’re going and whatever you’re doing, you want to enjoy…

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Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

People who have never experienced back pain – or whose exposure to it has been limited to a random ache or pull – have no idea how lucky they are. Once you’ve experienced real lower back pain it’s a sensation you’ll never forget … you may even feel tempted to call and apologize to others…

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Yoga as An Answer to Lower Back Pain

In case you think of yoga as nothing but an exercise or lifestyle trend with impressive staying power, it’s time to think again. Though the practice was only introduced to the western world in the last century or so, yoga has existed since the 5th or 6th century, and has long been highly regarded for…

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Text Neck Is Real, and It’s Reaching Epidemic Proportions

Do you do a double-take when you see somebody using a flip phone? If so, you’re not alone (and they are). Recently published statistics from Pew Research indicate that 77% of all Americans have smart phones, with the only group on the short side of 50% being those over the age of 65. There’s been…

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Active? Here’s How to Deal With Neck Pain

There are lots of different ways to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. For some people it means a daily trip to the gym or run around the neighborhood, while for others it’s a leisurely hike in the woods. Whether you’re into extreme sports, skiing or cycling, or walking the dog around the local high school’s…

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Signs You May Have a Pinched Nerve

Nerve compression (pinched nerve) is a painful condition which usually occurs due to deterioration in the spinal column. If you’ve experienced back pain which endures for some time, without respite, the cause was most likely a pinched nerve. Because there are so many causes for pinched nerves, it may be difficult to pinpoint the underlying…

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Is Spinal Stenosis Causing Your Painful Symptoms?

One of the more frequently diagnosed causes of back pain in the United States is spinal stenosis. This condition often goes undiagnosed, because many people who have it don’t ever experience any symptoms. For those who do, the pain, tingling, muscle weakness and numbness that they feel can be debilitating. Spinal stenosis can be congenital,…

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Helpful Tips for a Stress-free Spinal Surgery Recovery

If you’re scheduled for spinal surgery, then no matter how much faith you have in your spine surgeon you’re probably nervous about your recovery. It’s natural to want to get back to your normal level of activity as quickly as possible, and to do so with a minimum of pain. Today’s surgical techniques mean that…

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