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Stretch Your Way to a Healthier Back and Spine

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Back pain can be hard to deal with and can also slow you down. It can start for a number of reasons: old injuries, straining the muscles, arthritis, and more. The good news is, there are quick and easy stretches you can do in 10-15 minutes each day that can promote a healthier and more30

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Lumbar Stenosis Versus Cervical Stenosis

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Stenosis is a medical term used to describe an abnormal narrowing of a bodily passage. When dealing with back health, there are two major areas we see problematic stenosis. One is the lower back, or lumbar; the other is cervical, or up near the neck. While there are cases of congenital spinal stenosis, most spinal30

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Understanding Discogenic Disease

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If you suffer back pain, the internet can be a convenient tool for exploring potential causes. But sometimes, it can also lead you to diagnosis that sound misleadingly exotic or just downright confusing, but which in reality are common and treatable. Such is the case with discogenic disease, a scary term for a condition which30

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Sports Injuries to The Back in Young Athletes

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“Oh, my back!” isn’t really a phrase we expect coming out of a teen or preteen’s mouth. But actually, young athletes are prone to several sports injuries affecting the spine. Most can be treated with rest, but it’s important to pay attention to any signs and symptoms of potential back injury. These can have serious30

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Osteoporosis and Back Pain

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If you’re over 60 and experience sharp back pain when moving, there’s a good chance a compression fracture caused by osteoporosis could be to blame. If you haven’t, are under 60, and don’t want to experience this pain, read on anyway–because this is one of those many situations where prevention is the best medicine. Osteoporosis30

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Scoliosis

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Scoliosis, a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, can be a scary and confusing diagnosis. The severity of scoliosis can vary greatly, but with proper treatment, most patients can live a normal life. Usain Bolt, Kurt Cobain, Elizabeth Taylor, Shailene Woodley, Yo Yo Ma, and Sarah Michelle Gellar are among the many30

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Spine-Saving Back To School Bags

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Whether you’re heading back to school or to the office, chances are you’ve got some extra baggage on your back weighing you down. Laptops, planners, smart-phones, bottled water, cosmetics–it adds up fast and takes a real toll on your back. We’re not just talking one time aches and pains–all that stress, every day, can contribute30

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Four Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Back Pain

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If you find yourself frequently battling back pain, chances are that there are some easy lifestyle changes you can make to better support and care for your spine. Below are four tips for incorporating back-friendly habits into your day. Bend Back For those of us who spend most of our day sitting, it’s extremely important30

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Pain Plane: Your Guide to Back-Friendlier Air Travel

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It all seems so simple: just hop on a plane, doze off, and wake up across the country–or even the world! But the truth is, air travel can take a toll on your back. Try these tips to reach your final destination a little fresher, and with less back pain! Be Smart With Your Luggage30

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Three Signs It’s Time to Seek Medical Attention for Your Backache

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For many of us, back pain a fact of life–the student recovering from marathon study sessions in an unforgiving library chair, a young professional burning the midnight oil and under stress, parents or grandparents hauling babies around, or simply an active, happy person enjoying any number of favorite activities. Stress, poor posture, heavy lifting, and30

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