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Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

Low Back Pain In High School Athletes

| November 18, 2014

Most adults at some point throughout their life will develop low back pain. In fact, the chance is fairly high with most studies putting the likelihood at 80 percent. The incidence of low back pain in adolescents has been estimated to be in the range of 15 to 20 percent. This rate increases depending on […]

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The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

The Painful Effects Of Smoking: Chronic Back Pain

| November 11, 2014

If you want to avoid chronic back pain, put out the cigarette. A new Northwestern Medicine study has found that smokers are three times more likely than nonsmokers to develop chronic back pain, and dropping the habit may cut your chances of developing this often debilitating condition. “Smoking affects the brain,” said Bogdan Petre, lead […]

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3 Ways to Prevent Exercise-Related Back Pain

3 Ways to Prevent Exercise-Related Back Pain

| November 4, 2014

You may expect to feel the effects of walking or running in your feet, knees, or shins, but when your back and shoulders hurt at the end of the day, it might not occur to you that exercise could be to blame. Unfortunately, though, the impact from running or walking can affect you all the […]

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Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease

| October 28, 2014

Say goodbye to nagging back pain. Join Dr. Michael Janssen from the Center for Spinal Disorders, for a free seminar to discuss back pain and what treatment options are right for you. Avista Adventist Hospital presents A FREE SEMINAR: Total Disc Replacement: Myth or Reality for Spine Disease Thursday, November 13 — Noon – 1 […]

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