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4 Guidelines for Going Back to Work After Injuring Your Back

When a spine-related injury occurs at work, most people have a desire to get back on the job, even if it’s just to avoid too many missed paychecks. While it’s understandable to want to minimize missed work days, pushing yourself to return to your normal routine too soon could do more harm than good. If […]

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Symptoms of Neck Sprains and What to Do About Them

Simply waking up with a stiff or sore neck doesn’t mean you have a sprain. Typically, neck sprains occur when there’s some type of forceful motion or movement that stretches soft tissues within this area beyond their normal range of motion. Unless the motion or movement affects cervical vertebrae and joints, neck sprains are usually […]

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Statistics Related to Back Pain from 2018 [Infographic]

Back pain is one of the most common issues among people living in the United States, and it can impact many aspects of an individual’s life, from work to healthcare. The infographic below details some of the key statistics related to back pain from 2018. If you’re experiencing chronic back pain, it might be time […]

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What Are the Prospects for Innovation in Spinal Disc Replacement?

Age-related wear (degenerative disc disease), injuries, and spinal deformities can damage the spongy, supportive discs that cushion the spine’s bones to the point where surgery is necessary. Not too long ago, the most reliable option was fusion surgery performed to stabilize the spine after disc removal. Thanks to remarkable advances in technology, artificial disc replacement […]

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Alleviating Pain Under Your Shoulder Blade

Because the shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, it’s designed to be very loose to allow for a wide range of motion. Since shoulders play a role in various upper body and arm movements, they’re also susceptible to injuries that may extend to the shoulder blades and the area under them that’s […]

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How to Protect Your Spinal Health When You Have Osteoporosis

As the bone-thinning condition known as osteoporosis (OP) advances, bones of the spine sometimes become so weak and brittle that they develop small cracks called vertebral compression fractures. While it’s possible to have tiny bone breaks without even knowing it, fractures within spinal bones can also contribute to deformities such as kyphosis (hunchback) and symptoms […]

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4 Yoga Poses for Sciatica Pain Relief

If you’re among the millions of Americans with sciatica-related symptoms, take comfort in knowing there are many non-surgical ways to manage this type of discomfort, one of which is controlled exercise in the form of yoga. This centuries-old discipline can effectively strengthen the core muscles, hamstrings, glutes, and lower back muscles that directly or indirectly […]

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4 Tips for Maximizing Physical Therapy to Relieve Neck Pain

Neck pain is sometimes an occasional annoyance that goes away fairly quickly. However, if you’re living with chronic neck-related discomfort that’s been an issue for four to six months or more, your doctor may prescribe physical therapy (PT). To help you get the most out of your PT efforts, here are some tips to keep […]

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Symptoms of a Bulging or Slipped Disc

Spinal discs are designed to be spongy enough to cushion the backbone yet strong enough to endure the burden of daily movements. Still, these discs can be damaged by age-related wear or injury to the point where inner disc material pushes outward or the disc itself slips out of place. However, not all symptoms associated […]

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5 Exercises for Improving Posture

Most spine-related pain is due, in part, to poor posture habits that have likely gone uncorrected for many years. Incorrect posture throws off the spine’s alignment, places added pressure on spine-supporting structures, and throws off the strength-to-flexibility ratio that needs to be maintained to keep opposing muscle groups working together efficiently. If not corrected, posture […]

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