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Can a poorly fitted bra be the cause of your back pain?

Most women would agree that the right bra can provide more than a few benefits. However, there are enduring myths about the power of the right bra, says Deborah Venesy, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist and medical spine specialist at Cleveland Clinic. 4 myths and simple solutions Myth: The right bra can improve […]

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Five tips to counter back pain this Diwali

Festivals often bring about a change in our daily routine. In general, our diet, sleeping pattern, and schedule changes. It is also probably one of the busiest times of the year where all the holiday shopping, cooking, get-togethers happen, and we travel to see friends. Whether you are a chronic back pain patient or someone […]

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Strong link found between chronic headache and back pain

A review of 14 studies found that people with persistent headache or back pain were twice as likely to experience the other disorder as well. Chronic headaches and back pain both appear in the top five causes of years lived with disability. Healthcare professionals often treat the conditions separately, but there is a theory that […]

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7 Tips for dentists and surgeons to prevent occupation-based back pain

The cause of this lies in the fact that, for a patient, medical visits typically involve sitting in a comfortable reclined position, while the dentist often has to bend to perform the oral work. In the case of a surgeon, while the patient is usually unconscious or supine, the medical professional must contort their own […]

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Are teenagers growing ‘skull horns’ due to excessive smartphone use?

More than a year ago, a pair of Australian researchers published a paper in Scientific Reports to little fanfare. In it, they noted that a surprising number of young people were developing bone growths on the backs of their skulls. The researchers posited that this was due to the amount of time they spent looking […]

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Here’s how you can practice yoga safely for back pain

The popular mind-body practice can be one of the best ways to soothe an aching low back, as long as you are careful “Yoga helps strengthen and stretch back muscles that might be tight, which improves mobility,” says Dr Lauren Elson, medical editor of the Harvard Special Health Report. Unfortunately, yoga injuries among older adults […]

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#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back pain

Smoking is often seen as a risk factor for multiple medical issues. However, its relation to musculoskeletal conditions like that of back pain is rarely understood. In spite of regular exercise, a healthy diet plan, and a proper lifestyle, you may experience chronic back pain if you are addicted to smoking or often breathe in […]

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