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A Few Tips to Help Prevent Back Pain This Spring (and Year Round)

Like the start of a new year, a new season – especially spring, with its lead up to the summer months – is a time for people to revisit the fitness goals they may have abandoned or put on hold at the end of January (or to come up with new ones). Whether it involves

WATCH YOUR BACK (PAIN)

The term ‘back pain’ is used as an all-encompassing term to describe most instances of aches and discomfort to the lower back and spine. However, there are a few distinctions between the type and cause of each case of back pain. Knowing the difference can help to determine how to treat and find ...

STAND UP FOR YOUR HEALTH – THE DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE SITTING

The outward signs of a sedentary lifestyle are usually fairly easy to see and feel over time. An expanding waistline, pain and stiffness in the knees, hips, neck, shoulders, and lower back. And while an hour or two of yoga and high impact cardio at the gym a few times a week is certainly important, ...

Facts About Minimally Invasive Back Surgery

Even with a number of sophisticated, state of the art improvements and developments in both the medical equipment and techniques used to perform spine surgery (hello robotic surgery!), the thought of committing to a surgical procedure, even a minimally invasive one with significantly less downtime a...

New Year’s Resolutions for Back Pain Sufferers

At the start of a new year, every corner of the media, along with friends, family, and co-workers are full of well meaning intentions and advice about making a commitment to getting fit and healthy over the next twelve months. Whether trying a new exercise craze, or resolving to return to a neglecte...

Low Impact Exercises to Fight Weight Gain and Ease Back Pain

As another new year approaches, gyms and yoga studios across the country will see a surge in memberships as the annual round of well meaning (but often futile) new year’s resolutions start to roll in. Overindulging over the holiday season, as well as motivation to turn over a healthy and activ...

Treating Cold Weather Back Pain

Even in sunny California, as the temperatures begin to drop during fall and winter, those with back injuries or issues tend to feel the aches and pains just a little more strongly. Colder temperatures can cause the muscles and joints in your back to stiffen, which not only makes the spine more vulne...

Tips for Avoiding Back Pain and Injuries During the Holiday Season

From car accidents to falling on a wet or slippery sidewalk or from a shaky ladder while placing decorations, the holidays can be a busy time for emergency rooms across the country. In addition to accidents, people who already suffer from regular back pain may find their symptoms get worse towards t...

Fact or Fiction: The Truth About Lower Back Pain

With a wealth of medical information available online, in blogs, and through numerous apps, patients have more resources than ever to get valuable information and make informed decisions about their healthcare options. On the flip side, there is also conflicting, contradictory, and often inaccurate ...

Can the Food You Eat Cause Back Pain?

Chronic back pain can be the result of many (sometimes overlapping) factors. Some spine conditions, like traumatic injuries that result from a slip and fall, car accident, or genetic or progressive disorders like degenerative disc disease may not always be preventable, and require treatment from an ...

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