Does your back bother you when you wear your high-heeled shoes and dance the night away? After jogging five miles in your favorite tennis shoes? If it does, you’re not alone. The connection between back pain and your feet is well documented but often overlooked. To get to the root of your backache, start at your feet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Disc Facts and Fallacies

January 26, 2008

The term “slipped disc” is commonly used to describe a multitude of back pains and problems. A look at the composition and function of a disc explains why it doesn’t really slip, and why discs shouldn’t carry the blame for everything that goes wrong with our backs. Read the rest of this entry »

Backache and Stiff Neck

January 24, 2008

Your back is sore, or you wake up with a stiff neck. Simple self-care techniques can help relieve these common problems. But for chronic or severe pain, see your doctor first. Read the rest of this entry »

A Modern Epidemic

January 22, 2008

Our modern lifestyle has many benefits but has also brought more stress to our daily routines. As a result, back problems have become an epidemic in recent times. Read the rest of this entry »

Does Santa Have Back Pain?

January 20, 2008

If he doesn’t, he probably will, sooner or later. Santa is a perfect candidate for back problems – he’s overweight. The same holds true for us mere mortals. Sometimes the cause of a back problem is not your back but your front: your “spare tire” may be the cause of your aching back. And the solution to your back problem may not involve pills, surgery or physical therapy. Read the rest of this entry »