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  • Beyond Back Pain: 5 Warning Signs of Ankylosing Spondylitis

    There are many possible causes of low back pain. Usually, it’s caused by trauma from a sudden strain on the spine. But you should be aware that back pain can also signal a more serious condition called ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

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  • Working From Home & a Pain in the Neck and Shoulders

    At its peak, 62 percent of Americans were working from home during COVID, creating a shift in the modern workplace. Kitchen tables have turned into work desks and couches and recliners are now our office chairs. While we may feel cozy, experts say our new home workspace could be creating chronic back problems in the months and years to come.

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  • What causes buttock pain when sitting?

    There are many reasons a person may experience pain in their buttocks when sitting. The causes range from minor injuries and bruises to more severe conditions, such as sciatica and damaged disks.

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  • Antidepressants largely ineffective for back pain and osteoarthritis

    Antidepressant drugs are largely ineffective for back and osteoarthritis pain, despite being widely used for these conditions, suggests a review of the evidence published by The BMJ today. The findings, based on moderate certainty evidence, show that for people with back pain the effects were too small to be worthwhile, but for osteoarthritis a small beneficial effect cannot be ruled out.

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  • 11 exercises for neck pain

    The most common form of neck pain typically stems from poor posture, which puts extra tension on the neck muscles, irritates joints, and causes pain. Exercises can help reduce pain, increase mobility, and strengthen the neck and postural musculature.

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  • What are the treatment options for sciatica pain?

    Sciatica, or sciatic nerve pain, is a nonspecific term that describes a variety of leg or back symptoms. It may refer to a sharp or burning pain that radiates down the legs from the buttocks. There are various treatment options available to ease sciatica pain. These include over-the-counter (OTC) medications, creams, exercises, massage, and surgery.

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  • What to know about having a thrown out back

    A person may throw out their back due to a muscle strain or spasm, or a slipped or ruptured disk. This injury, which causes pain in the lower back, might happen during physical activity, such as lifting a heavy object or twisting suddenly.

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  • Which exercise regimen works best to ease lower back pain?

    Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult. But a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical and less painful ways to move through individualized "motor skills training," or MST.

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  • The 6 Best Neck Stretches to Loosen Up That Annoying Stiffness

    We’ve all felt that annoying tightness or discomfort in our necks after a night of poor sleep or a day hunched over a screen. Neck stretches are the way to fix that...right? Not exactly. If you want a long-term solution to neck stiffness or discomfort and a preventive way to stop it from happening in the first place, you have to focus on more than just your neck

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  • Predicting poor pain control following elective spine surgery

    Researchers at the University of Calgary have developed and validated a clinical prediction scale that can be used to determine which patients are more likely to experience inadequate pain control following elective spine surgery.

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