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Unhealthy Fitness Trends

Unhealthy Fitness Trends

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Posted on March 08, 2019 at 09:00 AM

Although regular exercise should be a part of everyday life for maximum health benefit, it is equally important to workout in the right way to avoid injury. Doctors and fitness coaches warn against certain workout trends due to the risk of sustaining a serious injury or enduring chronic pain. If you feel uncertain whether you […]

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Does Winter Weather Affect Pain?

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Posted on February 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM

You might assume it is all your imagination that pain from arthritis or another chronic condition feels worse in the winter. However, several research studies have proven a link between changes in the weather and changes in pain levels. Specifically, joints tend to feel more achy and stiff when the cold of winter sets in […]

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Travel Tips for Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain

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Posted on January 24, 2019 at 21:00 PM

Holiday travel can seem daunting when you live with chronic pain. Here are some tips to make it as efficient and pain-free as possible.

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How Gratitude Changes Your Brain

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Posted on January 10, 2019 at 09:00 AM

It’s easy to feel discouraged when there seems to be so much strife in the world. It takes focus to remain grateful but the benefits are worth it.

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How Modern Office Work Is Causing Neck Problems

How Modern Office Work Is Causing Neck Problems

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Posted on December 22, 2018 at 09:00 AM

If you work in an office and have frequent back or neck pain, the two things could be more closely related than you think. It can be challenging to maintain good posture while sitting at a desk eight or more hours per day or frequently looking at other electronic devices. However, standing can be equally […]

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Common Causes of Back Pain

Common Causes of Back Pain

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Posted on December 08, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Your back consists of five vertebrae in the lower or lumbar spine, seven vertebrae in the neck and 12 vertebrae in the upper or thoracic spine for a total of 19 vertebrae. Underneath your lumbar vertebrae sits five bones fused together called a sacrum. Two pelvic bones join the sacrum to create the trunk base […]

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Stretches to Relieve Sciatica

Stretches to Relieve Sciatica

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Posted on November 21, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Sciatica pain can make it difficult for you to enjoy day-to-day activities. The pain and tingling you experience in your lower back can spread down your leg, which can make standing, bending and sitting uncomfortable. Doing stretches can help relieve sciatica pain, so you can get back to having fun this season. 

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Back and Shoulder Pain from Kids' Backpacks

Back and Shoulder Pain from Kids’ Backpacks

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Posted on November 07, 2018 at 09:00 AM

Kids are back in school and parents should be aware of the problems that heavy backpacks can cause. In some cases, kids have to carry a backpack filled with books around all day at school. Kids also have to deal with heavy backpacks as they go to and from school. This added weight can end […]

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Then What Happens? Surgery Recovery Advice

Then What Happens? Surgery Recovery Advice

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Posted on October 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM

The decision to have spine surgery is never one to be taken lightly. Once you have selected the right surgeon for your procedure, gone through the consultations and set a surgery date, the decision making may be over but the uncertainty is often just beginning. Most patients want to know what they can do to […]

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Common Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis of the Spine

Common Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis of the Spine

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Posted on October 10, 2018 at 09:00 AM

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 27 million Americans over the age of 25 have a form of osteoarthritis. This often debilitating disease, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is associated with a variety of symptoms including pain, limited range of motion and bone and tissue deterioration. Osteoarthritis, particularly osteoarthritis of the spine, is especially […]

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