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“Techno-Health” – Physical Strain for a New Millennium

 It’s no coincidence that this up-tick in technology related health issues follows the rise in personal, handheld computing devices.  It’s almost unheard of for someone to be without a smart phone or tablet.  In fact, most households own multiple devices include tablets, e-readers, smartphones, and hand-held video gaming devices, many in the hands of children. […]

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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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Back pain often fades without treatment

Back pain is one of the most common health complaints, affecting more than one in four adults every year, and a popular reason for physician visits. But most people recover from back pain whether they are treated medically or not, says Wolf Mehling, a professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. […]

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Fix Your Poor Posture Before It Impacts Your Health

  When you stop being a slouch about your posture, you could benefit from better health. Standing up straight is commonly emphasized for reasons of appearance, but the benefits are not purely cosmetic. The Kansas Chiropractic Foundation lists a litany of general problems caused by poor posture. It turns out that slumped position is affecting […]

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Strengthen your core to weaken back pain

  Every day people across the country pick up a bag of groceries, play with a child, sit at desks and drive cars. These are all normal activities of daily life, and they are much harder to do when suffering from back pain. Four out of five Americans experience low back pain at some point […]

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