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Understanding and Managing Chronic Pain

  CINCINNATI—Acupuncture, exercise and massage and physical therapy are among the ways to deal with chronic pain that don’t require narcotic painkillers, says Nancy Elder, MD, professor of family and community medicine at the University of Cincinnati. “That doesn’t mean narcotics aren’t appropriate for some people in certain situations, but there are a whole lot […]

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Back to basics for proper back care

  We’ve all been there. After a long day of work and maybe a quick run, you go to sit down on the couch and realize your back really hurts. It happens. Actually, according to the American Chiropractic Association, it happens to about 31 million people at any one time. While no substitute for visiting […]

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Yoga helps women with back pain –

Another study finds that yoga classes can improve back function among people with chronic or recurrent lower back pain. “Our results showed that yoga can provide both short- and long-term benefits to those suffering from chronic or recurrent back pain, without any serious side effects,” said study lead author Helen E. Tilbrook. “Our results showed […]

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