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Nurses at High Risk for Lower Back Injuries

Nurses are incredibly susceptible to back injuries. Every day they must push, pull, lift, and lower another human being, who may or may not be assisting them in the transfer....

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Back Injuries and the Construction Worker

In 2016, there were just over 203,000 injuries suffered by construction workers according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That represents three injuries per 100 workers in construction. Over 66,000...

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Office Workers Have High Exposure to Back Injuries

Office workers have a much higher rate of exposure to back injuries than many would realize. Generally speaking, it would seem that office workers do nothing but sit at a...

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Is Your Chosen Profession a Hotbed of Back Injuries?

Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does an in-depth review of workplace injuries. The BLS examines the employees, their positions, their industries, their injuries, and the length of...

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Truck Drivers and Back Injuries

Truck drivers are constantly on the road and are forced to sit down for extended periods of time. Very often, drivers are paid based on the number of miles they...

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When May Spine Surgery Be Appropriate?

Most people suffering from back pain will not need spine surgery. However, for a small percentage of these patients, spinal surgery becomes the best option for pain relief. The good...

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Spine 101 – Overview of All Things Spine

The spine consists of 33 bones and provides support for the body, so if you suffer from back pain, it is important for the doctor—and you—to know what part of...

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How Do Genetics and Lifestyle Impact Back Pain?

You got your hair color from your mother’s side, and your height from your father’s, but who did you inherit your back pain from? As implausible as that question may...

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How Physical Therapy Improves Function and Reduces Back Pain

One of the most common ailments patients consult their doctors about is back pain. Periods of back pain – both intermittent and chronic – can affect patients of all ages....

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When Back Pain Is More Serious Than a Simple Ache

Many of us have suffered from back pain at one time or another. Overdoing any physical activity can often aggravate muscles, reminding us to slow it down the next time....

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