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Minimizing Back Pain in the Office Environment

The leading cause of disability in the workplace is back pain. But you don’t need to have a job that involves heavy lifting to be affected. In fact, most back pain at work is caused by desk jobs. Living with pain is not uncommon. More than 80 percent of people in U.S. will suffer from…

What Causes Back Pain?

What Causes Back Pain?

Back pain is a serious issue that many Americans deal with every year. According to the American Chiropractic Association, (ACA), approximately 80% of the population will deal with back problems at some point and is a common reason to miss work and go to the doctor. There are a lot of reasons for back pain…

Tips for Sleeping With Lower Back Pain

Living with pain can detract from all areas of your life — spending time with your family, enjoying activities and especially sleeping. Of all chronic pain, the most common type people experience is lower back pain. In fact, up to 80 percent of the U.S. population will experience lower back pain at some point during…

Dr. Douglas Slaughter

Dr. Douglas Slaughter

The field of orthopedic surgery is continually evolving, thanks to ongoing research and innovation from highly skilled physicians. One of these committed physicians is renowned surgeon Dr. Douglas Slaughter, who has an impressive medical career spanning 21 years. Dr. Slaughter’s dedication to developing and practicing state-of-the-art surgical techniques has led to countless successful procedures that…

History of Spine Surgery

History of Spine Surgery

The history of spine surgery is intertwined with the history of orthopedic surgery. Though today orthopedics is an area of medicine focused on the musculoskeletal system, or the bones, the practice has its origins in pediatric care. The word orthopedic comes from two Greek words — ortho meaning “straight” and pedic meaning “child.” The aim…

The Best Mattresses to Help With Back Pain

When your back hurts, nothing you touch is comfortable, and most daily activities are a struggle. Sleeping is your body’s means of soothing and healing pain, so if you are not getting the sleep you need, that back pain is going to continue. By choosing the right mattress, though, you could reduce back pain and…

Is My Back Pain Serious?

Is My Back Pain Serious?

It’s something that keeps you up at night, makes daily activities more difficult and slows down your life. While you’re going through times of intense back pain, you might feel like you’re alone. This is hardly the case — you’re one of a huge majority, according to the Chicago Tribune, which reports 80 percent of…

Overcoming Surgery Anxiety

Whether you are having major surgery or just an out-patient procedure, it is normal to feel some anxiety. Doctors perform surgeries every day, but most patients have little or no experience with surgical procedures. Anticipating the unknown can make you a bit tense. Anxiety’s Physical Effects Anxiety can cause physical symptoms that may interfere with…

Best Backpacks for Your Child

A backpack is a handy and popular way for kids to carry their books and other school supplies. As they move through their day, kids need books and papers, pens and pencils, and even snacks and gym clothes. Keeping them organized in a backpack is practical and allows their hands to be free for other…

Simple Surgeries to Alleviate Pain from Common Sports Injuries

Sports or any physical activities are likely to cause injuries sometimes. Most sports injuries are minor and resolve in a few days on their own. Serious sports injuries can cause back and neck pain that never seems to fully resolve. Back pain from injuries can become a recurring issue unless the situation is addressed. Common…

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