Category Archive for: ‘Back Pain Prevention’

Back: Deterioration is natural, but it can be slowed

Mar. 01, 2009By Sam McManis The Sacramento Bee The problem, arguably, began when we started walking upright. Our spines just aren’t constructed to take such vertical force. Something’s got to give and, most often, it’s a disc, a muscle, a nerve. Back pain, elusive to diagnosis and tricky to treat, affects 80 percent of the U.S. population at some point …

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How to take strain off back pain

By Julie DeardorffTribune reporterchicagotribune.comJanuary 14, 2009 Chronic, debilitating back pain often drives adults to explore unconventional treatment options. In 2007, it was the most common reason adults tried alternative methods (17.1 percent), followed by joint pain or stiffness and/or other joint condition (5.2 percent), arthritis (3.5 percent) and other musculoskeletal conditions (1.8 percent), according to the National Center for Complementary …

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Maintaining A Healthy Back

January 12, 2009Amber DanceThe Los Angeles Times To maintain a healthy back Four out of five people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, but there are things you can do to avoid or minimize back troubles. Here are some tips: KEEP FIT Maintaining a healthy weight reduces strain on the spine. Walking, swimming and Pilates are …

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Pre-Pregnancy Exercise May Not Prevent Back Pain

Wed Dec 31, 2008REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Pre-pregnancy physical activity may not influence whether or not a woman will have persistent low back or pelvic pain after pregnancy, suggest researchers from Sweden. However, about half of the women with persistent lower back or pelvic pain 6 months after delivery reported similar levels of leisure-time physical activity as did …

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