Spine Animations

Spine Animations

Tip of the Week

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

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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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Is Golf Dangerous for Your Back?

Golf is enjoying a spike in popularity. Whether due to baby boomers with more time on their hands or to millennials exploring the sport, golf continues to grow. If you’re an avid golfer, you may experience back pain at some point, regardless of your age.…

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5 Tips for Dealing with Chronic Back Pain

More than 45 million Americans suffer from chronic back pain, with the pain lingering for more than three months at a time. It’s such a pervasive issue that it accounts for more doctor visits per year than almost any other condition, second only to upper respiratory concerns such as the common cold.…

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Get Moving Today to Prevent Back Pain Tomorrow

Your body is designed for movement. But modern life frequently may find you sitting or being sedentary – behind the wheel, at your desk or just on the couch – for unhealthy amounts of time. Unfortunately, back pain can be triggered by inactivity and the accompanying decrease in physical strength.…

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One and Done: How to Avoid Re-Injuring Your Back

After having survived your last back injury, you know it’s not something you want to going through again. Back pain isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time. Eight out of 10 people have been forced to endure back pain at some point in their lives.…

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10 Tips for Ergonomic Cellphone Use

Cellphones and back pain aren’t exactly things you associate with each other — until you have a problem. Ergonomics are probably not the most pressing issue on the minds of cellphone designers either. Capability and convenience often outshine comfort in the world of mobile devices.…

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