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Back to School Spine Tips

It's true, after all, practice makes perfect, and this is true in regards to back health. Good spine habits as a child and young adult lead to good ones as an adult. Now that students are back to school and have to carry around all those heavy textbooks, it’s...

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Weekend Warrior Mentality May Lead to Injuries

“Work hard, play hard” is the motto for Weekend Warriors. During the summer, people tend to be more active in the nice weather. Unfortunately, sometimes this can cause injuries for Weekend Warriors because of the long period of inactivity before their competition....

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Spinal Issues While at the Beach

There are two spinal issues that beachgoers should be aware of while frolicking in the surf: cervical spinal injuries and thoracic spinal injuries. Both are uncommon, but they can occur.  Cervical injuries occur at the beach typically when the head is pile driven down...

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Spondylolysis in Adolescent Athletes

Sports are a great way for kids to make new friends, learn valuable life lessons about winning and losing, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Winning a high school state football championship can give you lifelong memories.  Unfortunately, it can also cause injuries....

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Back Pain When Exercising

As the weather breaks, springtime becomes the catalyst for people to begin exercising. Just as you can guarantee the gym will be packed after the new year, the same applies for the start of spring. More often than not, the nicer weather sends people into a panic as...

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Sports Injuries That Affect You and Your Spine

As the weather heats up, it’s becoming almost impossible to deny oneself of having fun in the sun. While some may think America’s most popular pastime has inevitably turned into watching TV, they stand corrected. For decades, sports have been the cornerstone of...

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Is Shoveling Snow Hurting Your Back?

Is your back ready for another winter storm? Snow is wonderful for sleighing, skiing and building snowmen, but shoveling snow is everyone’s least favorite part of winter. Wet, heavy snow accompanied with icy surfaces is a tough combination. Shoveling uses muscles most...

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What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, otherwise referred to as Lumbar Stenosis, is a degenerative condition that results from the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back. This occurs when tissue and/or bone grows in the openings of the spinal bones. The growth squeezes and...

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‘Text Neck’ and Your Spine

  Recently, there has been a new term popping up to describe neck pain and damage created from looking down at a cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices either too frequently or for far too long. ‘Text neck,’ a neck and back related problem affecting more and...

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3 Things You Need to Know About Sciatica

  Sciatica is pain, tingling, or numbness produced by an irritation of the nerve roots that lead to the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is formed from the nerve roots that come out of the spinal cord into the lower back. The nerve branches then extend to the glutes,...

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Foods That Help Arthritis

Arthritis is a painful and degenerative condition that is characterized by inflammation and loss of function in some parts of the body. This form of rheumatic disease can cause stiffness and pain over time. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, gets worse with age and...

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