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

Most of us do not quite enjoy our periodic visits to the doctor as sympathy often lies fairly and squarely with the patient. However, what many people fail to appreciate is that these situations place considerable musculoskeletal demands on health professionals, such as dentists and surgeons while they are treating us in an attempt to improve the quality of our lives

7 Tips for dentists and surgeons to prevent occupation-based back painThe 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 […]

3 simple tips to prevent neck pain

Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay

3 simple tips to prevent neck painIn general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because your neck’s principal job is to support your head, and your head weighs a lot – about 10 to 12 pounds Here are some hints for achieving a healthy neck […]

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

Neck strain and bone spurs are certainly possible from poor posture, but some experts doubt that cellphones are the only culprit

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 […]

Do you have a stiff neck? Try these simple and effective remedies

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smartphones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (United States)reports that nearly 20 per cent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months

Do you have a stiff neck? Try these simple and effective remediesA stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over time from poor posture or misuse, says chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative Medicine. Looking down at your computer monitor all day can cause the muscles around the neck joints to tire and become overstretched. Driving for long periods of […]

Diabetics more likely to report back pain, suggests study

People with diabetes are more likely to report back and neck pain, but it’s still unclear if diabetes is the cause of their pain, a research review concludes

Diabetics more likely to report back pain, suggests studyDiabetes was associated with a 35 per cent higher likelihood of reporting back pain, in an analysis of five studies with a total of 131,431 people, and with a 24 per cent greater risk of neck pain, according to two studies with 6,560 people. But the only study in the analysis to follow people over […]

People with diabetes have a 35% higher risk of developing lower back pain

Most adults experience low back pain during their lives and almost half suffer neck pain at some stage. Diabetes is an increasingly prevalent chronic condition; an estimated 382 million people live with type 2 diabetes, the most common form of this metabolic disease

People with diabetes have a 35% higher risk of developing lower back painPeople with diabetes have a 35 per cent higher risk of experiencing low back pain and 24 per cent higher risk of having neck pain than those without diabetes, a review by University of Sydney researchers has found. Their findings, based on meta-analyses of studies that assess the links between diabetes and back or neck […]

10 Signs your child may have back or neck problems

Dr Nidhi Sanghvi Shah, as she shares some signs that parents should watch out for that can indicate neck or back pain in children

10 Signs your child may have back or neck problemsNeck and back pain in children can have multiple reasons. “When a child complains of back or neck pain, it is a cause of concern. Long hours of sitting in school, incorrect posture while using gadgets, lack of physical activity are some of the key lifestyle reasons why children today are getting affected at an […]

How to correct bad posture caused by prolonged computer use

Many people slouch or strain their necks while working at the computer. A new study shows how jutting the head forward to read more closely compresses the neck and leads to neck and shoulder problems

How to correct bad posture caused by prolonged computer useBefore you get any further in this article, take a moment and notice your posture. Are you sitting (or standing for that matter) with your spine curved forward, shoulders hunched, and with your head tilting forward to look more closely at your phone or computer screen? If so, researchers at San Francisco State University say […]

Here’s why you need to correct your posture while sitting

Changes in posture are a result of bad habits, such as sitting hunched over and not standing correctly. Poor posture also can interfere with an active life. You can lose strength and flexibility, which makes you susceptible to injury

Here’s why you need to correct your posture while sittingSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Simple fixes for neck pain

If your day involves using a smartphone or laptop, reading a book or magazine, or curling up on a couch to watch TV, your day may also include some nagging neck pain

Simple fixes for neck painSit up straight, keep electronic screens at eye level, and try some strengthening exercises to reduce pain and feel better. Since you bend your body, in an unhealthy position for a prolonged period of time, “It’s an overuse injury. Your body was designed to move, but you’re forcing your neck and shoulders into one static […]