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Low Back Pain in the Elderly

Coping with Chronic Back Pain

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The standard advice for coping with chronic back pain is usually a mix of exercise, back pain support products, and anti-inflammatories. It’s good advice, sure, but incomplete for many people. Doctors have long suspected a missing link in back pain treatment. It’s what conventional wisdom overlooks: the mind-body connection. The results of one study show that [...]

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Are your feet causing your back pain?

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Back pain is a complex problem with many contributing factors. Problems in the feet can and do affect your back. Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you have no other explanation for back pain and the doctor can’t find anything within the back itself, it might be your feet. For example, feet that are forced into the wrong shoes can damage [...]

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Bring Ergonomic Comfort to Your Home Office

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If you think ergonomics is just for the office, you may be mistaking. Ergonomics is defined as “the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. Meaning that the way in which people sit, stand, speak, hold their computer mouse, etc., affects their capability in the workplace. If a person sits with poor posture, it [...]

Low Back Pain in the Elderly

10 Tips to Relieve Back Pain at Home

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Home. The one place where you can relax, unwind, and generally take it easy. Except when you’ve got back pain; then home feels a lot less hospitable. Fortunately, with the right modifications, you can turn your home into a place for back pain relief.  Here are ten tips to get started: 1  Stand more – standing [...]

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Managing Chronic Back Pain During Sleep

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Nighttime might be the worst time if you suffer from chronic back pain. Sleep disruptions interfere with everything, even lowering your ability to tolerate back pain during the day. Losing sleep is what drives millions of Americans to seek products for back pain every year. Oddly enough, sometimes people blame their back pain on sleeping (“I woke up with a back ache!”). [...]

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Managing Chronic Back Pain While at Work

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According to the American Chiropractic Association, 50% of all workers suffer back pain symptoms every year. Worldwide, lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability. Most people who experience chronic back pain will eventually have to return to work. The good news is that more companies are taking proactive steps to make sure their employees protect [...]

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Managing Symptoms of Sciatica

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Sciatica (sciatic neuritis) is the term used for radiating pain that originates in the sciatic nerve. It’s the result of a pinched nerve. At this time, there is no instant fix for sciatica. Which means healing from sciatica, is really managing the symptoms. Sometimes, in medical terminology, “managing” carries a negative connotation, unlike “cure.” But sound management, [...]

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Better Posture for Less Back Pain

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Stand up straight. Don’t slouch. No doubt you’ve heard this before. Your mother, your grandmother and a host of others have probably said this or something similar your whole life. Not only does having good posture make you look taller, leaner, and more confident it’s actually good for your health.  Working on standing up straight, [...]