Category: Orthopedics

How Personality Is Linked To Back Pain

How Personality Is Linked To Back Pain

| May 21, 2015

According to a new study, there is a fascinating correlation between levels of anxiety and defensiveness in patients exhibiting chronic back pain. Researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University in England separated 70 participants into one of 4 groups based on personality type: defensive high-anxious (DHA), high-anxious (HA), repressors (REP), or low-anxious (LA). Differences between the groups […]

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The Hidden Pain In Your Golf Game

The Hidden Pain In Your Golf Game

| May 13, 2015

Back pain is all too common in the game of golf, and sometimes the source can be difficult to find and address. The sacroiliac joint (SI joint)—the spot where the spine connects with the pelvis—is estimated to be the culprit in roughly 30 percent of back-pain cases. That estimate might be even higher for golfers […]

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Beat Back Pain While Driving: Prevent Back Pain While You’re Behind the Wheel

Beat Back Pain While Driving: Prevent Back Pain While You’re Behind the Wheel

| February 24, 2015

Being trapped in traffic can be more than a pain in the behind: Back pain problems are a common side effect of long hours on the road.   Unlike the sensation you get while slumped over in an office chair, your body feels a lot of different forces in a car, from accelerations, side-to-side swaying, […]

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Five Reasons We All Experience Back Pain

Five Reasons We All Experience Back Pain

| February 17, 2015

Experts estimate that as many as 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. While the pain can be debilitating, most are able heal by themselves however, many have to turn to alternative options for treatment. The foundation of all treatments of back pain is physical therapy yet, depending on […]

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