Category: Orthopedics

US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

US School Children At Risk from Heavy Backpacks

| August 12, 2014

Parents take note — when back to school shopping this year, there is one essential item that requires very special attention: your child’s backpack. Backpack weight is becoming an increasing problem, and studies show that heavy backpacks can lead to both back pain and poor posture, noted the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, in […]

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How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

How to Treat and Prevent Lower Back Pain Caused By Running Injuries

| July 29, 2014

Back issues can result from all manner of activity and inactivity. While some runners experience lower back pain, it may more often be a result of sitting hunched in front of a computer screen all day than from that 5 miles you ran before work. In fact, research published in the journal Spine, which surveyed […]

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Cycling Pain-Free May Be As Simple As A Properlly Fitted Bike

Cycling Pain-Free May Be As Simple As A Properlly Fitted Bike

| June 17, 2014

The sights and sounds of summer are here, and cyclists — whether competitive or recreational — are back on their bicycles and enjoying the outdoors. It is important to understand that bikes, like our shoes, require a good fit to get the most enjoyment out of them without discomfort or injury. A bike fit is […]

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7 Simple Fixes For Back Pain

7 Simple Fixes For Back Pain

| May 27, 2014

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is an ailment that will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point. For those that suffer from chronic back pain, looking for natural ways to alleviate pain is much preferable to living on pain meds. Often, these painkillers don’t offer much relief and only treat the […]

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