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How to Prevent Parental Back Pain

Whether you’re picking up your children or picking up after them, there are many routine parenting duties that can stress various parts of your backbone. This repeated stress can affect spine-supporting muscles, discs, joints, and nerves and contribute to chronic discomfort. Realistically, you’re not going to be able to avoid all instances of straining your […]

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Tips for Caregivers to Avoid Back Injuries

Roughly 35 million Americans provide some type of unpaid care to adults 50 or older. Whether you care for an older family member or are a paid healthcare professional, it’s safe to assume you’ve likely experienced spine-related aches and pains at one time or another. Part of the reason for this is due to the […]

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5 Great Water Exercises for Spine Pain

The most abundant substance on earth, water can the best friend of a person with back pain, especially when certain exercises are too painful to perform on dry land. The natural buoyancy of H2O also allows your spine-supporting structures to be more flexible so you can safely target important core muscle groups. There are many […]

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What Are the Long-Term Effects of Back Pain?

If you experience back pain, you’re not alone. It’s the leading cause of disability worldwide, and back pain affects roughly 90 percent of the population at one time or another. There’s no doubt that spine-related discomfort can have an immediate impact, but how does back pain affect someone over a longer period? This is the […]

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The Surprising Link Between Back Pain & the Flu

Fever, chills, and vomiting are among the common symptoms most people associate with the various forms of influenza, a seasonal illness that affects anywhere from 5 to 20 percent of the population each year. One of the not-so-common symptoms associated with the flu is back pain. Here’s a closer look at the unique connection between […]

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Pros & Cons of Medication for Back Pain

When back pain becomes a significant distraction from daily life, many people are inclined to take some type of medication to make their discomfort go away. While there’s no denying the fact that opioid painkillers and other types of pain meds can have some benefits for people with back pain, this isn’t a solution you […]

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5 Ways to Twist & Bend Properly Following Spine Surgery

Most people aren’t aware of how much they bend and twist throughout a typical day. If you’ve recently had spine surgery, you’ll need to be especially mindful of these movements. Not doing so could result in reinjury, delayed healing, the misplacement of spinal hardware, or the development of entirely new spine-related problems. While every situation […]

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Diagnosis & Treatment of Spinal Neurofibromas

In general, spinal tumors are considered rare, since abnormal growths often form elsewhere and spread to the spine. When irregular tissues do develop in the spine, they’re not always cancerous. This is true of neurofibromas. These small benign tumors develop within the motor and sensory nerves (peripheral nerves) of the spine. Some of these abnormal […]

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How to Dress Yourself While Recovering from a Back Injury

Getting dressed is something most people take for granted. However, if you have a back injury, the twisting, reaching, and bending motions that are usually necessary to complete the act of getting dressed can make this routine task very difficult and, in some instances, painful. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make getting […]

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10 Methods for Relieving Headaches Associated with Neck Pain

According to the National Headache Foundation, severe headaches account for nearly 160 million lost workdays each year in the United States. It’s believed most headaches are caused by tight muscles and blood vessels that expand in the head. Tense neck muscles sometimes contribute to headaches as well, and other times constricting pain in the forehead […]

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