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Picking out the Best Mattress

Aside from brand and price, Dr. Yusuf Mosuro believes that picking out the right mattress involves getting a personal feel for each option. Most stores that sell mattresses will have models that can be tried out personally. Taking the time to try a few by resting on them for a period of time can be […]

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Is Lower Back Pain in the Genes?

Question: Is lower back pain an inherited condition? My mother has significant degeneration in her lumbar spine. Does that mean I am destined to also? Answer: Lower back pain affects two out of three individuals at some point in their life and is the second most common reason for a visit to a primary care […]

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Spinal manipulation sessions help lessen lower back pain

Several sessions of spinal manipulation from a chiropractor may lessen lower back pain more effectively than minor massage, but not significantly so, according to a study. Researchers studied the effects of spinal manipulation therapy on 100 participants with chronic low back pain. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either 0, 6, 12 or 18 sessions […]

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Five simple backpack rules that can prevent back pain and injury

In recent years, the use of backpacks has become increasingly common among students of all ages. However, along with the increase in backpack usage there has been a corresponding increase in backpack-related back injuries. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that backpack-related back injuries result in more than 7,000 emergency room visits a […]

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