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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Though an acute injury can be painful and traumatic, it usually resolves itself in a fairly short period of time so you can get back to your normal routine and move on with life. Unfortunately, those suffering from chronic back pain are not so lucky. Being in constant pain for long periods of time can take a toll on your mental as well as your physical well-being, leading to depression, sleep disorders and even disuse...

5 Things You Can Do Now to Prevent Back Pain Later

They may not put it so lightly, but people with chronic back pain will tell you it’s not a fun situation. Chronic or even occasional back pain can be an energy zapper and affect almost every aspect of day-to-day life. Those without back pain should consider themselves lucky, but it doesn’t take luck to prevent back pain down the road. Here are five things you can do right now that will help you prevent back pain...

Treating a Whiplash Injury

Neck injuries can cause major problems to your back health. Whiplash, a condition that causes major strain or sprain to the neck and vertebrae, is one of the primary causes of neck injury and problems. Image: flickr.com/photos/aidan_jones Understanding what causes whiplash, how to treat whiplash and what your recovery time will be if you experience whiplash can help you manage this acute condition. What Causes...

Choosing the Right Brace for Your Back Pain

Your back health is integral to maintaining your personal health. Many daily activities begin with the back. The back is used to perform the lifting, turning and twisting required to engage in exercise or other forms of movement. However, sometimes these actions can lead to back pain. Severe back pain can take hold in an instant and last for days or weeks. You can treat back pain in a number of ways, including using a back...

Relieving Back Pain with Aquatic Therapy

Back pain, whether temporary or chronic, can have lasting effects on one’s overall health and well-being. It can be debilitating, causing stooped shoulders and poor posture. This — in turn — can affect everything from the digestive system to one’s confidence and sense of self. Many exercises are available for those out there who are experiencing chronic — or temporary — back pain. The key...