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The Worst Shoes for Back Pain

Back pain is the second most common reason for doctor visits. While sports injuries and ruptured discs are among the causes of back pain, shoes are an equally common if less obvious cause. The feet are the body’s foundation, so anything that affects them can affect the rest of the body. Improper shoes, for example,…
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4 Steps for a Healthy Back as You Age

The human spine changes over time. Discs naturally wear, flexibility declines, and spine-supporting tissues and joints may be affected by underlying health issues like arthritis. While there is nothing that can be done to stop the spine, or the rest of your body, from aging, there are steps that can be taken to keep your…
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How Obesity Contributes to Back Pain

There are many possible causes of back pain, and just as many potential contributing factors. Excess weight, in particular, can place added pressure on the spine and its supporting joints and muscles. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 percent of Americans may be considered obese, defined as having…
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Using Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Physical therapy is a technique used by spine doctors to help treat and manage chronic and acute back pain. Physical therapy services are often offered for patients who have acute back pain caused by a slip and fall, fracture, or an auto accident. Spine doctors also provide physical therapy for your chronic back pain and…
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