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Safety tips for shoveling snow

    A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found that 7% started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt that while […]

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Manipulation Activates Muscles of the Core

  MOTOR CONTROL IS AN INTERACTIVE PROCESS that allows the body to initiate activity to react to perturbations and other outside forces in a coordinated manner. Normal global reactive motor control is complicated when you consider the vast amount of interactive and competing neuronal transmissions that are involved. However, in the simple example of evoking […]

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Back Pain

About 80 percent of the adults in the U.S. have been bothered by back pain at some point. The Consumer Reports Health Ratings Center recently surveyed more than 14,000 subscribers who experienced lower-back pain in the past year but never had back surgery. More than half said the pain severely limited their daily routine for […]

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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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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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Golf can be pain in the back

  It’s called the game of a lifetime. But many golfers go through a lifetime of back pain after years of swinging the stick. The injuries can end the fun. And they can end careers. Dr. Beau Hightower, employs a variety of techniques to treat back injuries. He says weekend golfers are more likely to […]

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Do I use heat or ice for my low back?

  You should use heat when you have lower back pain. This is the current recommendation of the treatment guidelines for acute low back pain by the American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians. Previously, ice was recommended for low back pain. This is because a “sports medicine” approach was applied to the low […]

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