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Back or Neck Pain? What Different Types of Pain Mean

April 20th, 2016

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a bulging disc, muscle strain or did you

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Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

March 21st, 2016

You know the old song, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone? It holds very true and explains what is called the biomechanical chain. For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it

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How to Avoid Back Surgery

February 22nd, 2016

According to the Washington Post, spinal fusion surgeries increased from 56,000 in 1994 to 465,000 in 2011. That is an 8 times increase in the rate of back surgery in 7 years! In Europe and other countries, back surgery rates are more than 4 times lower than those rates in the U.S. Why the difference?

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Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?

September 10th, 2015

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. It is the

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How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

August 12th, 2015

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe! Take care of

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Over 40 with Back Pain: Questions and Answers

July 20th, 2015

Often we think of back pain as inevitable as grey hair or a growing waistline. While it’s true that most Americans will experience back pain sometime in their lives, what you do about that pain will determine how it will continue to affect you. Yes, aging does play a part in when and why we

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How to Protect Your Back

July 8th, 2015

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house. We often feel that we have done

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Suffering with back pain? It could be your thighs…

January 23rd, 2015

If you are like one of the 80% of the population who will suffer back pain at some point in your life, you know back pain can be just a real pain. It can interfere with your life, make it difficult to bend and pick up your shoes, make you irritable and affect your ability

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