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What You Need To Know About Herniated Discs

When it comes to herniated disks, there are a few things you should know: A herniated disc is found in the structure of the spine. Discs sit between the vertebrae in the spine, acting as a cushion between the individual bones. When an individual is diagnosed with a herniated disc, it means something is wrong […]


Back Pain Mythbusting: The Real Scoop on Causes and Treatments

Millions of men and women – and even teens – suffer from back pain, so it’s no wonder there are a lot of misconceptions about what causes it and how to treat it. Here’s a list of some of the most common myths surrounding back and neck pain: • Sit up straight. While good posture […]


Fighting Back Father Time

Spinal stenosis is one of the most common age-related back problems. And it isn’t pleasant. It usually results from years of osteoarthritis, a thickening of the body’s ligaments that connect the bones to the spine and a deterioration of the cushioning between discs in the vertebrae – all of which cause the spinal canal to […]


Is Back Pain Disturbing Your Sleep? Your Heart Could Be at Risk

Studies reveal getting a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your heart, but if you suffer from back pain, you know how difficult that can be to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, one study found almost 60 percent of people with low-back pain suffer sleep disturbances […]


Healing Your Back Could be as Simple as Child’s Play

Want a fun way to help relieve your back pain? How about playing some video games? No, not the kind that keep you glued to your seat for hours on end; we’re talking about games played on the Nintendo® Wii™, a console that relies on body movements for its motion-related games. Since its introduction, the […]


Five Tips to Walk Your Way to Better Back Health

Hippocrates once said, “Walking is man’s best medicine,” and when it comes to the back, he was right on the mark. Walking helps strengthen your core and back muscles and promotes healthy circulation for better joint health. With spring just around the corner (no really, it is), we have a few tips to help get […]


Five Resolutions to Avoid Back and Neck Pain in 2015

The new year has arrived, and with it, a lot of health-related resolutions. If getting rid of lower back or neck pain is on your to-do list for 2015, we have a few simple but effective ways to get the results you want: Sit up straight. Sure, it sounded like nagging when your mom or […]


Back Pain? Work on Your Abs

In a few weeks I will be turning the ripe old age of 43. I honestly don’t feel any different now than I did when I was 23, with the exception of waking up, walking, climbing a ladder, doing household chores, playing golf and basically just living. I still think I can do the same […]


What does Lumbago mean?

You may use the term lumbago or you may have never heard of it – so what exactly is it? Lumbago is a general word for lower back pain. The lower back is referred to as the lumbar spine, hence the term lumbago. It is estimated that 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain […]


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