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What to Do for a Back Spasm

A back spasm runs the gamut from mild to excruciating. The good news is that most back spasms respond to conservative treatment. What to do for a back spasm also...

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Tips for Avoiding Back Pain While Flying

Those of a certain age can recall when airlines had sufficient legroom, headroom, and general space for all passengers. These days, unless you are flying in first or business class,...

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Best Shoes to Wear When Experiencing Back Pain

Sooner or later, almost everyone will experience back pain. What many people do not realize is how much the shoes you are wearing can influence and exacerbate back pain. In...

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Ab Workouts to Avoid Back Pain

Keeping yourself in shape can help you avoid back pain and ab workouts are among the best exercises in this regard. Back pain often occurs because of a weak core,...

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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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