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Submitted by Kellie Claudio You know when a pain specialist asks, “Rate your pain threshold from 1 – 10 with 10 being the most severe”? Since 2003, it has been between 8 and 10 consistently. Left hip, left lower back, left groin, and what felt like knives scoring up and down my left leg hindering...
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After, as she puts it, being “stuck looking forward” for years, Julie Goecks’ two degenerated disks are no longer a pain in the neck. “When I wanted to turn my neck, I pretty much had to turn my whole body,” says Julie. “It was frozen in one spot, and I couldn’t turn from side to...
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Preventing and Managing Back Pain for the Holidays
The holidays are often not associated with back pain. Due to the fact that approximately 65 million Americans have reported a recent occurrence of back pain and that 16 million people suffer from chronic back pain, the likelihood that you or someone in your family may have back pain during the holidays is likely. One...
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Are You Making Your Back Pain Worse Without Knowing It?
Lower back pain is one of the most frequent causes for individuals to see the doctor or take time off work, and it is a prominent cause of disability around the globe. Back discomfort may be caused by a variety of factors including bad posture, improper routine movements, weight increase, alcohol consumption, smoking, and more....
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Can Back Pain Be Genetic?
If you’ve been suffering from back pain, you may be wondering to yourself “How did I get so lucky?”. While it could simply be from your daily activities there is a chance that the back pain you’re experiencing is genetic. All of us are acutely aware that heredity plays a significant part in our health...
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Back Pain Stretches
Taking a few minutes every day to stretch can go a long way with back, neck, and spine issues. Warming up your muscles is important in helping reduce soreness, lessens your risk of injury and helps you to stay limber and flexible. Stretching primes your nervous system; prepare your muscles for movement and activities; increases...
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How Can I Prevent Low Back Pain When Golfing?
As golf’s popularity surges, the median age of golfers hitting green are people mid-50s. For golfers in that age bracket and above, age-related wear within the spine will only increase with each passing year. That said, it’s becoming more important for not just senior golfers, but all players, to maintain the health of their back...
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Drink up: How Dehydration Fuels Back Pain
Water is essential to our being. It sustains us, and we can only live a few days without it. Our bodies, which are made up of 60 percent water, rely on hydration to maintain their temperature, support joints and muscles, remove waste, and nourish cells. The more active you are, the more water you need...
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Neck-Pain-&-Chill
How Your Phone Hurts Your Neck and What to Do About It Could your cell phone be on the hook for that neck pain and muscle tightness you’re feeling in your cervical spine and shoulders? Chances are, it is. It’s estimated that 294.15 million Americans own a smartphone. When surveyed about their usage habits, respondents...
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How to Prevent Back Pain When Working from Home
There are three easy ways to prevent back pain when working from home: adjusting your chair, switching to a standing workstation, and stretching. Adjust your chair and monitor This is the first and easiest safeguard for your back and spine health when working from home is correctly positioning your workstation. This starts with making sure...
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