June2013

Alternative Therapies for Chronic Back Pain

With chronic back pain affecting 8 out of 10 adults, it’s no wonder that the field of treatment for back and spinal injury is so vast and varied. While surgery and minimally invasive treatments remain as the leading treatments for chronic back pain, along with physical therapy, there are several[…]

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Minimally Invasive Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain remains one of the number one reasons for adults seeking out medical attention, and is currently one of the most expensive conditions to treat. The costs of surgery and physical rehabilitation, not to mention time and compensation losses for the working patient, have all led doctors and[…]

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Is Smoking Causing Lower Back Pain?

Is Smoking Causing Lower Back Pain? While there have been multiple studies on the effects that smoking and tobacco have on the body, most people are not aware of the strain smoking causes on the lower back. Atherosclerosis is a condition caused by the constriction and hardening of the arteries[…]

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Work Related Back Injuries: What Are the Risks?

Many jobs require a certain level of physical exertion which can often lead to back pain and injuries down the line. While any job involving manual labor should have safe handling guidelines in place, majority of work related back injuries or MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) are caused by over-extension and overworking[…]

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