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

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Caring for Pets When You Have a Bad Back

Running, jumping, kneeling, squatting — all of these activities may sound like the exercises of an athlete. But pet owners often do these kinds of rigorous, repetitive actions in the course of a regular day caring for and playing with the pups.…

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Bone Density in Spine

How Bone Density Influences Your Spine Health

As you age, your bones become thinner, weaker and more brittle. You’re therefore more likely to experience a broken bone when you get older. Something as simple as having a minor fall or putting stress on a bone by twisting, bending or lifting — even a bag of groceries — can cause a bone to unexpectedly break.…

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How a Twisted Ankle Contributes to Back Pain

If you’ve experienced a twisted ankle, you’ve probably noticed that the way you walk or stand has also been affected. It’s not uncommon for a twisted ankle to cause problems in other parts of your body. For example, ankle pain affects back alignment or movement — to avoid hurting your ankle more, you overcompensate by relying on other muscles and tendons to carry your weight.…

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preventing back pain by not walking barefoot

Going Barefoot: Good or Bad for Your Back?

Going barefoot may remind you of vacations, childhood in the sandbox or just your daily end-of-the day release. What could be more relaxing than kicking off your shoes and wiggling your toes? But as good as it feels in the moment, going barefoot may be doing you more harm than good, especially if you already have back problems

In the quest for preventing back pain, many spine specialists recommend supportive shoes and reducing the time spent walking around barefoot.…

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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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walking

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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