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Back Pain

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5 Pain Management Tips for Long Distance Driving

A road trip is fun in theory, and it can be in reality, but face it, there are times when it can be really uncomfortable or downright painful. When you’re sitting for so long in one place, it can be difficult on your body, especially your back. This is especially worse if you’re cramped in the car with other people with little to no space to move. It can be really challenging, especially if you love long road trips with your loved ones and friends. Fortunately, there are steps you can take, so you don’t have to suffer from any bodily pain too much. Here are some pain-management tips for long-distance driving. Correct Posture  First off, the minute before you go on that road trip, make sure to...

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What Simple Lifestyle Changes Help Prevent Back Pain?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Maintain good posture as a lack of which can add strain to muscles and put stress on the spine causing back pain. Increased weight always applies added pressure to the spine and the entire anatomy. Keep your weight in a healthy range for your age, bone structure and height. Look for a pair of shoes with good arch support. Back pain symptoms can range in intensity from mild to severe. Back pain can last less than six weeks (acute), or it can last for more than three months (chronic). Experts estimate that about 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. What Causes Back Pain? Accidents and sports injuries are the most common causes of chronic back pain. Other conditions commonly linked...

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How to Improve Posture and Relieve Back Pains

Although we’ve all heard about the importance of maintaining a good posture or the adverse effects of bad posture, most of us still don’t pay attention to how we position our bodies or take action to improve our posture. For instance, whenever you hunch or slouch over your computer, you add stress to your spine, which can lead to lower the back pain. One of the biggest challenges of dealing with the effects of bad posture is the fact that, as a society, we spend most of our time seated. From the moment you leave your house, you sit in your car, get to the office and sit behind your desk, then go back home and sit on your couch. The amount of time you spend...

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Home Treatment of Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia and More

Cindy Perlin, LCSW One of the worst emotions pain patients can feel is helplessness. In the face of severe pain, whether from low back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, migraine and tension headaches, or other chronic pain conditions, when the medications don’t work, don’t do enough or cause intolerable side effects, patients can feel helpless to ease their suffering. And helplessness leads to hopelessness and fear, which creates more pain. I know this because I have been there. After I was disabled by chronic back pain many years ago, I spent three years feeling helpless, hopeless and frightened about what was going on in my body. Then I began to discover self-care strategies and my life changed dramatically for the better. I’ve spent decades learning about simple home...