What Happens When the (Spinal) Disc Skips?

With the advent of technology and streaming services, effectively no one listens to music on compact discs (CDs) anymore. But for those who remember hearing your favorite tunes this way, especially with a beloved album that you played constantly, there was nothing worse than the terrible sound your speakers made when the disc skipped. Whether…

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4 Non-Invasive Back Pain Treatment Options YOU Can Employ TODAY

When it comes to back pain, there can be some very polarizing opinions from the public and the medical community on what constitutes the “right” treatment for the pain. At one end of the spectrum, you have those quick to judge others for choosing a surgical treatment for a degenerative and painful spine condition based…

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It’s Time for You to Show Back Pain Who’s Boss

Back pain can seem like life’s unrelenting and cruel boss, especially in people frequently affected by it. If your lower back is hurting, or you’re feeling pain under your shoulder blades or down your neck, you know how difficult it can be simply to sit up in the morning, let alone function adequately at work,…

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Back Pain in Men

Though the spinal anatomy is the same, men can experience back pain in unique ways from women. Regardless of gender, back pain can be one of the most frustrating medical conditions. And while it is true that back pain does not discriminate based on gender, it is sometimes necessary to point out the unique differences…

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The Lowdown on Lumbago

Lumbago and low back pain are one in the same, and affect millions in the U.S. Though it might sound like an exotic dance move, the word lumbago is just a medical term that means low back pain. If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve probably heard that low back pain is one of the…

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Exercising Safely With Back Pain

Exercise can be a great tool for pain management and injury recovery, but it’s important to know when to stop and what types of exercises to avoid if you’re experiencing back pain. Exercising Safely With Back Pain More Research has shown that exercise can help promote spine health and reduce the intensity and recurrence of back…

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What Is Spondylolisthesis?

Spondylolisthesis is a spine condition caused when one vertebra slips over another. This condition’s symptoms sometimes mimic those of other back pain conditions. The complex design of the spinal column is a biological wonder. It comprises 33 bones at birth – some eventually fusing to become 24 bones in most adults – 23 discs and…

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5 Reasons Why You Still Battle Back Pain

Though the science behind back pain reveals a lot, it’s still a growing problem. Back pain is a common complaint among most adults at least a time or two in their lives. Most of us will experience a few fleeting back pain episodes throughout a lifetime. But what about the people who battle chronic back pain –…

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Nutrition and Spine Health – What’s the Connection?

When anyone suffers a particularly severe bout with back pain, especially when it becomes chronic, it can be debilitating and demoralizing. People who are new to back pain episodes that keep them down are often hungry for information about what they can do to make the pain go away, and to prevent it from sneaking…

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