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Are You Sitting Comfortably? How the Seats You Choose Affect Pain Levels

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Could your comfy couch or luxe recliner be responsible for your body aches and pains? Studies show that people spend about 30% of their lives sitting. Those long hours lounging can lead to fatigue, pain, reduced muscle movement, and premature spinal cord degeneration. But in many cases, it's not sitting that leads to fatigue or pain. It’s the seating we choose. Functionality and comfort can go hand in hand Uncomfortable seats contribute significantly to the neck, back, and shoulder pain because they lack support. Our backs work overtime to help our bodies move, communicate messages to the brain, and keep...

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Chronic low back pain treatment approaches | Learn about lower back structures

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About 20 percent of people affected by acute low back pain develop chronic low back pain with persistent symptoms, and it is the most common cause of job-related disability. Learning more about the lower back structures and chronic low back pain treatment approaches can help you prepare and reduce the risk of experiencing back pain. Low back pain is more likely to occur in individuals between the ages of 30 and 50. This is partly due to the changes that occur in the body with aging. As you grow older, there’s a reduction in the fluid content between the vertebrae...

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Do you have lazy glutes? | Train your glutes to strengthen them and to prevent lower back pain

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Do you have lazy glutes? Take the test and see if your glutes are activating properly by following the steps in the video below! Wake up your glutes and get moving! Lazy glutes can cause lower back pain, so with these tests, you can diagnose and find out how you can train your glutes to strengthen them and to prevent lower back pain. These exercises are especially great for those who have been sitting all day long – that’s why you should get up once in a while as well! By doing these exercise regularly, you are building strength and...

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Add 2 inches to your height

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If you could add 2 inches to your height, would you? Now, these exercises may not exactly do that, but if you correct your posture, it could be possible. As well, these exercises could potentially help with back pain. These yoga exercises focus on the back and spine by decompressing them and stretching them. Back pain usually arises from poor posture, so correct that posture and add some height! Watch the video below to learn how. If you're looking for more resources for correcting posture and treating back pain through exercise, check out our previous blog posts: Exercises for Lower...

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

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Have you ever asked yourself, “why does my back hurt?” You’re not alone. It is most likely related to your daily habits of sitting, slouching, and sleeping. If you read Massage Therapy for Lower Back Pain, this video will demonstrate the potential causes of back pain. Correcting your daily habits is a form of treatment but also preventing future back pain. Take care of your back and spine because your older self will thank you for it. You may have already heard of some, but seeing the studies done to prove where back pain comes from will make you think...

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