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Back pain is a common ailment for many adults. According to the National Institutes of Health, 8 out of 10 adults experience pain in their back at some point in their lives.
It’s estimated about 80 percent of people will suffer from low back pain in their lifetime. Knowing what to do when the time comes is important.
The backpack is as much as a part of school life as homework. Kids use backpacks to carry everything they need. Unfortunately, the weight of everything they need stuffed into an improperly worn backpack may lead to sore joints and muscles.
Patricia Kroymann was unloading her dishwasher on a normal Saturday when she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her back and legs. “I knew right away something wasn’t right. I thought maybe it was a muscle spasm,” says Kroymann. “I thought with Tylenol and rest it would get better.”
Have you been trying for years to improve your posture, finding that every time you try to make a permanent change, you default back to old slouching habits? Make it a point to improve your posture so you can begin to reap the health benefits.
Everyone feels pain sometimes, but persistent pain can be frustrating and exhausting. It can interfere with your work, your sleep, your emotional health and your relationships. Not to mention, as the name implies, persistent pain is painful. But there are ways to manage the pain and take control of your life.
Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women. As you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts forward. To avoid falling forward, you compensate by leaning back, which can strain the muscles in your lower back. Here's how to help...
Lying, sitting, standing and walking with poor posture can put major strain on your body. These suggestions will help improve your posture.
Forget your boots; some sidewalks may require ice skates. Registered Nurse and Trauma Director Wayne Street has some tips for staying on your feet in icy conditions.
Back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the U.S. In fact, nine out of 10 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Surgery is rarely needed to treat back pain — only in the most severe cases.