Category Archives: Sports & Spinal Conditions

Essential Tips for Exercising with Chronic Pain

Even though it’s tempting to skip exercise altogetherif you’re living with chronic pain, doing so can weaken muscles and joints. Instead, take steps to exercise in a way that minimizes strain while still engaging muscles enough to promote flexibility and mobility. Here are a few tips from leading spine surgeons in Beverly Hills for exercising […]

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Prevent Spring Sports Injuries

As spring sports season arrives, so does the risk of sustaining some type of injury while playing baseball, softball, tennis, golf, lacrosse, or running track. While there’s always a risk of injury associated with sports involving repetitive movements and contact, steps can be taken to at least reduce the odds of being sidelined with an […]

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How to Avoid Low Back Pain When Marathon Training

A study of elite athletes found that individuals within that group experienced less lower back than the general population. However, the same study found there is no benefit from an increased training load, making the case for focusing more on proper training techniques rather than stepping up workouts and practices when training for marathons. Don’t […]

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Exercising with a Workout Injury

If you exercise on a regular basis, sitting on the sidelines with an injury isn’t an option–or not one you’re likely to accept willingly. When it comes to the aches and pains associated with the injuries listed here, however, there are smart ways to continue to workout and maintain your active lifestyle. Back Pain Any […]

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Tips for Golfing After Spine Surgery

Golf itself isn’t all that great for the back, especially if you have a swing that puts a lot of pressure on your spine or throws your posture out of whack. If one of your goals is to get back on the green following spinal surgery, however, there are ways you can safely do so […]

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Preventing Neck and Back Injuries When Playing Football

Watching and playing football is a quintessential American pastime, and scores of people enthusiastically await the beginning of its season each fall. The very nature of the sport makes it a risky venture for many participants. Urgent care centers and hospital emergency rooms see thousands of athletes each year with complaints of neck and back […]

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Recovering from Cervical Fusion Surgery Like an Athlete

Athletes tend to have a certain mindset when it comes to recovering from surgery that’s likely to affect their future performance. Even if you’re not a top athlete or weekend warrior, you can still take a cue from some of the steps athletes tend to take while recovering from a procedure like cervical fusion surgery. […]

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Returning to Sports After a Spine Injury

Since injuries to the spine are highly individualized, the ability to return to sports depends on factors such as the specific type of injury, overall physical condition and response to treatments. By taking the proper precautions, however, most professional and amateur athletes can usually return to the field, court, track or pool at some point […]

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