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How to Prevent Back Pain during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant parents. While it is a seminal experience, the physical changes that take place in the body can sometimes cause discomfort. This is especially true as pregnancy reaches later stages and the baby grows larger. One of the common issues inherent in pregnancy is back pain, especially in the…

5 Signs You Should Get Checked for Scoliosis

Signs of scoliosis vary, depending on the individual and severity of the condition. According to the Mayo Clinic, scoliosis “is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often is diagnosed in adolescents.” Causes of scoliosis vary and may include muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, genetics, or birth defects. However, sometimes there is no apparent…

Can Regular Exercise Improve Spine Health in Older Adults?

As we get older, exercise seems to become less and less appealing, but the truth remains: exercise is good for us. Not moving can weaken our core muscles and lead to other health problems. When your body begins to age, you might think you are too sore for back exercise, but an exercise plan can…

Early Signs of Nerve Damage

Our bodies are made up of many different parts that work together to function as one. When one part is damaged or impaired, it causes pain or, at the very least, discomfort. A significant part of our bodies is our nervous system. A nerve is a white cord-like bundle of fibers surrounded by a sheath…

4 Natural Remedies to Tame Pain from Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica pain in your back, your pain can range from a slight numbness in your leg or foot to constant, throbbing pain in your lower back. At first, many people may discount the slight pain of sciatica as this is a condition that creeps in slowly until suddenly the pain becomes…

5 Daily Habits to Put an End to Back Pain

In the United States, back pain has affected the lives of 65 million individuals. Whether your back pain is minor or severe, it can be debilitating, putting many of your daily activities on pause. If you are experiencing back pain, there are daily habits you can add to your routine that will put an end…

Is There a Connection between Back Pain and Depression?

Back pain often comes with physical symptoms, such as muscle aching, numbness, or tingling. However, did you know that there might be a connection between back pain and depression? After all, severe pain and discomfort can wear a person down over time by keeping them from eating, sleeping, being active, and discouraging them from participating…

Back to School without Back Pain: Follow These Tips for a Healthy Spine

Summer is almost over, and students across the country are getting ready to return to school. However, a return to education might also mean the return of back pain for some students. Back pain can result in severe pain and discomfort, making most everyday tasks like going to school painful. However, there are five ways to…

When to Worry about Back Pain in Children

If you are a parent or caregiver to a child, nothing is more important to you than making sure they are healthy and safe. When your child is overall healthy, you may not think much of them complaining about back pain. After all, children tend to rough house, so it could just be a product…

Is Sitting or Standing Better for Degenerative Disc Disease?

Many people find themselves twisting and turning in their office chairs, trying to relieve lower back pain. For those with degenerative disc disease, sitting and standing for long periods of time may increase the irritability of the back injury. While there’s no cure for degenerative disc disease, there are many ways to treat and relieve…

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