Tag: back pain

1 in 5 U.S. Adults Suffer From...

About 20 percent of U.S. adults live with chronic pain, which frequently limits leisure or work activities, according to a...

September 17, 2018

Preventing and Treating Back Pain

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80 percent of adults living in the United States will...

June 27, 2018

Relieving Sciatica’s Radiating Pain

Sciatica is a term you may have heard associated with leg pain emanating from the back. It’s also a reason...

January 16, 2018

Curbing the Opioid Epidemic

When Florida Governor Rick Scott declared the state’s opioid epidemic a public health emergency in May, many in healthcare applauded....

September 21, 2017

Backpack Safety Tips: Lightening the Load (Infographic)

Tips for keeping your child safe from backpack-related injury are outlined in the infographic below.

August 10, 2017

Roundup: Yoga Can Help Alleviate Back Pain;...

Research supports the many health benefits of yoga, including increasing strength and flexibility, improving lung function and lowering blood pressure. Now, add back...

June 23, 2017

Roundup: Over-the-Counter Painkillers (NSAIDs) Linked to Higher...

Common over-the-counter pills and capsules are often used to relieve pain or reduce fever, but new research suggests they may...

May 12, 2017

Lower Back Pain: When to See Your...

Have you experienced pain in the lower portion of your spine? You are not alone. About 80 percent of adult...

April 12, 2017

Lower Back Pain: Physical Therapies Over Meds...

New guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) emphasize that doctors should suggest prescription pain medicines only as a...

February 17, 2017

Exercises for Relieving ‘Text Neck’ (Video)

There are simple stretching exercises you can do to alleviate this condition. Of course, if the pain and discomfort do...

December 27, 2016

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