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Posturing Up: The Three S’s of Your Posture

The importance of your posture cannot be overstated. Practicing good posture can limit your risk of arthritis, take stress off your joints and muscles which can help reduce pain, as well as generally providing you with an overall look of confidence (and maybe even looking a little lighter too!).  In[…]

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Three Mistakes to Avoid To Ensure A Healthy Back

Personal health is something too many people take for granted. If  we’re not suffering from any ailments presently, we often do not give thought to how we’ll feel in the future. The health of our backs is no exception. Unfortunately, this negligence is when problems can start developing and with[…]

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How To Tell If Your Back Pain is a Result of Arthritis

It’s a major pain. Chronic back pain afflicts approximately one third of Americans. That’s over 115 million people! What makes this even worse is that most of these people assume their pain is just the lingering effect of stress, injured muscles, or something similar. However, one thing that many people[…]

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How to Properly Diagnose Your Lower Back Pain

Herniated Disc. Pinched Nerve. Bulging Disc. If you suffer from low back pain, there’s a good chance you’ve heard any one of these terms used to describe your issue. Unfortunately, this use of interchangeable terms is likely not going to go away any time soon, so as a patient it[…]

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7 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before Spinal Surgery

You’ve been suffering from non-stop back pain for the past few years. You’ve tried to cure it on your own. You’ve sought out advice and nothing has helped. You have made up your mind and plan on seeking out a spine specialist to perform surgery to alleviate your pain. Before[…]

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How To Prevent Back Pain When Traveling

In today’s day and age, who isn’t on the go? It seems like everyone is always on the go, trying to balance their hectic schedules. However, an unfortunate downside to this is that a person’s health can often suffer, including their back health. Long periods of driving and sitting, improper[…]

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Walking Away Back Pain

Could relieving back pain and achieving back health be as simple as taking a walk? It’s no secret that walking can provide a multitude of health benefits from weight loss to increased cardiovascular performance. Now, recent studies suggest that walking may also be able to eradicate back pain. Walking engages[…]

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Low Back Pain: How To Tell When It’s More Than Just a Back Issue

There has often been a belief that low back pain can often be a warning signal for more serious health issues, such as cancer or autoimmune diseases. However, recent studies have shown that low back pain rarely signals these issues. In the studies, less than one percent of participants with low back[…]

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The Stress Effect: How Stress Causes Back Pain and How to Treat It

People often wonder if stress truly can lead to back problems, or if it is simply psychosomatic. The basic answer is both. Stress is not only psychological but also physical. So, how does this effect a person’s back health? Symptoms: Most people have experienced the usual tightening in their upper[…]

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Spinal Health Throughout Pregnancy

Pregnancy can undoubtedly be a stressful time for any mother. Planning and preparing are only a fraction of the process. During a pregnancy, much focus is placed on what should be done regarding the health of the child, which is certainly of extreme importance. However, a mother-to-be must also be[…]

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