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Shelby Deering

About Shelby Deering

Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer from Madison, Wisconsin specializing in wellness, mental health, and home design. She’s written for national publications and websites including Good Housekeeping, Healthline, Talkspace, Prevention, and more. To learn more about Shelby, visit her website at



Articles Written by Shelby Deering

Back Pain Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Back pain - upper back, mid-back, or lower back (lumbago) - is incredibly common and can be caused, directly or incidentally, by a number of conditions.

Can You KT Tape Your Back Pain Away?

That weird tape you always see on Olympians is called KT tape or kinesiology tape, and here’s how to use it on your back.

How to Train for a Race or Triathlon with Back Pain

Find out how to avoid back pain and even when to call it quits when you’re training for a race or triathlon.

What Is Lordosis?

Swayback is often caused by lordosis; an abnormal inward curve of the lumbar spine.

What to Expect from Your Spine Imaging Appointment

You might be nervous about your spine imaging appointment, but our expert will tell you what to expect from your X-ray, CT scan, or MRI.

Back Pain Is the Most Common Golfing Injury: Here’s What to Do About It

Is golf bad for your back? Not as much as you’d think, with the help of these tips from a neurosurgeon.

Fight Back Pain and Inflammation with Tea: 5 Tips

Steep your way to less back pain with this ancient, inflammation-busting drink loved the world over.

5 Tennis Tips (For When You Have Back Pain)

For many, regular tennis matches don’t have to end “love all” because of back discomfort.

5 Summer Activities That Bring on Back Pain

Summertime is full of simple pleasures, and back pain shouldn’t keep you from enjoying them.

How to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Addressing anterior pelvic tilt (APT), a common form of poor posture, can lead to less back pain.

What Are the Best Cardio Machines for Back Pain?

Whether you’re at home or at the gym, a cardio machine can be a great form of treatment for most sore backs.

Use a Foam Roller to Bust Back Pain

A foam roller can be a powerful ally in the battle against back pain. Here's how to use it.

Are Antidepressants Effective for Back Pain?

Antidepressants have long been part of back pain treatment but a 2021 study questions their effectiveness.

Yoga for Scoliosis: Reap the Benefits

A 2021 study of adolescents says that yoga can actually reverse scoliosis. Hear from the study's author.

Seasonal Allergies and Back Pain: Is There a Connection?

As if allergies couldn’t be more miserable, do you have to worry about back pain too? Hear from our expert.

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