Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.… Read more

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Category: Spine Health Tips

Back Twinges You Shouldn’t Ignore

Of the many reasons people visit the doctor, the beginning of back pain ranks among the most common. Back pain is also a major cause of disabilities. The most frustrating part of back pain is that the more progressive injuries to your back have an origin you may have been able to successfully treat in the earliest stages if you hadn’t ignored the warning signs.…

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It’s Not Your Age – It’s Your Health

Back pain can range in intensity from a minor twinge or dull ache to intense, crippling pain. Back pain affects nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population at one point or another. And while the older you get, the more susceptible you are to back pain, it’s not an inevitable part of the aging process.…

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Falling Asleep in Your Chair: Good or Bad for Your Back?

Nearly everyone suffers from back pain at one time or another, but chronic back pain is a growing problem in America. It’s also an expensive one. According to The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, back pain costs Americans more than $100 billion each year.…

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Top 10 Stretches for a Bad Back

Stretching out your bad back carries added benefits — along with relief from nagging, persistent back pain. Increased blood flow delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the areas of your body that need it the most, including your back.

When you stretch, maximize this benefit by breathing fully.…

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10 Best Sports Warmups

You wouldn’t put a pie in the oven without preheating, would you? That would be inefficient. In the same way, you shouldn’t do a full-blown workout before you warm up your body, especially if you’ve already had an injury.

Since your spine and back muscles bear most of your body’s weight, some of the more common types of injuries occur to your back and spine.…

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Health Update: Running vs. Walking

Reap the benefits of walking and put yourself on a path to a healthy life. From relieving everyday back pains to easing stress symptoms, the benefits you receive from daily walking are astounding. When you walk every day, you get stronger and healthier — just by doing the bare minimum.…

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When Stress Shows Up as Pain

Stress is an inescapable reality of modern-day life. It surrounds you, whether you’re aware of it or not. Yet when you think about stress, your mind may leap to how you feel during:

  • Your morning commutes
  • Situations at work
  • Financial hardships
  • Family disagreements

But physical discomfort like back pain causes stress, too.…

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Lose Weight to Lose Your Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of discomfort today. Four out of five Americans will experience lower back pain in their lifetimes. You’re especially susceptible if you’re carrying excess weight. In fact, one out of three people classified as overweight suffers from back pain.…

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Get the Most Out of Your Stretches

The great thing about back stretches is that you can do them even while you’re suffering with back pain. And very often, they can provide the quickest relief. A stretching routine keeps your muscles flexible. If done consistently, they can be a great source of pain relief.…

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Every Step Counts

Regaining strength in your back after surgery doesn’t have to be a complicated ordeal. Even if you’re just seeking to improve the overall comfort of your back, something as simple as a brisk walk or using a treadmill helps minimize your back pain.…

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