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All Posts Tagged: back pain

What Not to Eat if You Have Arthritis

Arthritis is a general term used to describe conditions that cause pain and inflammation in the joints. Medical experts have identified over 100 different types of arthritis — osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis among the most common — but, no matter the precise condition, standard treatment involves the use of anti-inflammatory and pain relief medications.

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5 Common Car Accident Injuries

Getting into a car accident isn’t something any of us expect to happen, whether we’re headed into work, taking to kids to school, on a family road trip or simply running daily errands. Yet every day, thousands of car wrecks occur on U.S. roadways — some minor, some resulting in injuries and, sadly, about 100 resulting in the death of at least one person.

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Is a herniated disc causing your back pain?

Your spine isn’t one solid piece of bone. It’s actually made up of many small individual bones called vertebrae. Located between each vertebra in the spinal column are small, round, flat discs with a tough outer layer and a soft, jelly-like material on the inside. These discs cushion the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers for the spine.

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Do you suffer from “text neck”?

In today’s culture, people spend more time than ever in front of screens. Smartphones, tablets and computers are so ingrained in our everyday lives that we often don’t even notice the consequences of being glued to our tech — until it becomes painful.

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5 reasons why your back may be hurting

5 Common Reasons for Back Pain 

Back pain is a common ailment among people of all ages. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain, and the majority of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. It is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in Americans under 45.

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When should you see a doctor about nerve pain?

The nervous system is integral to your body’s ability to function. It regulates your breathing, controls your muscles and senses heat, cold and pain. So what happens when there’s a glitch in your nervous system?

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5 of the best low-impact exercises for back pain

One of the biggest misconceptions people have when dealing with back pain or joint pain is that they should cut back on exercising. While it is true that your exercise routine should be adjusted based on your physical limitations, halting physical activity can actually do more harm than good.

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Living with Chronic Back Pain

According to the Gallup-Healthways a recent study shows that 31 percent of U.S. adults have a back condition that causes them chronic pain. Chronic back pain doesn’t just hurt sufferers physically it can hurt emotionally too. From physical ailments, to impacting mood, memory and relationships, chronic pain can have a huge impact on one’s life. Here are some of the ways chronic back pain can affect your quality of life and what you should do about it:

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