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Body Mechanics and Your Spine: Tips 4 - 6

Take a lesson in body mechanics from the professionals - the golf professionals that is. Learn how they keep their focus on back-saving movements.

How Fashion Ergonomics Helps Your Spine

How fashion ergonomics impacts the spine, and how you can use it to help you look good and feel even better.

Yoga Breathing and Meditation Techniques for Back Pain

Yoga is so much more than just stretching. It also incorporates breathing exercises and meditation. Discover how certain breathing exercises and meditation techniques can help reduce and prevent back pain.

Do Sit-Stand Desks Help Burn Calories without Causing Back Pain?

Can regular use of sit-stand desks help burn calories and prevent weight gain when combined with other low-intensity activities?

4 Tips to Help Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Yoga instructor shares 4 important ways she personally found to help alleviate back pain during pregnancy.

Dietary Supplements for Back Pain

Some people may find herbs and supplements helpful in relieving back or neck pain.

Video Series: Exercises to Keep a Healthy Back

Try these 5 exercises and stretches to help relieve back pain and improve spinal muscle strength and flexibility.

Are Your Back Pain Medications Ruining Your Sleep?

Back and neck pain medications can have side effects—and interfering with your sleep and ability to function normally during the day are common ones.

Ergonomics Rules: OSHA?s Final Ergonomics Standard

Back injuries account for 1 in 4 occupational injuries involving days away from work. Learn more about the workplace ergonomic standards brought into effect by OSHA on January 6, 2001.

Back Care for Dentists and Surgeons

This article outlines some ways that health care professionals can tackle their back pain head on.

Back Care for Nurses

This page has information and statistics discussing the importance of back care in nursing.

Body Mechanics and Your Spine: Tips 1 - 3

To prevent painful back and neck injuries, make sure you have both good posture and good body mechanics. Combined, they can keep you from hurting your spine.

Back Care on Airplanes

How to take care of your neck and back during plane travel. Tips to prevent and manage pain while confined to the cabin.

Driving and Back Care

Many drivers complain of back pain. Tips to help you adapt your seat options, suggestions for making ergonomic choices, and how to sit in a vehicle.

Ergonomic Chairs and Seat Adjustment

How to choose an ergonomic chair and prevent back and neck pain. While most people believe sitting is relaxing, sitting is actually hard on the back because it transfers the full weight of the upper body onto the buttocks and thighs.

Sitting Disease and Its Impact on Your Spine

How prolonged sitting can cause neck pain and back pain. Spending much of your day in a seated position can leave your back sore, stiff, and in pain because sitting puts stress on the muscles and discs in your back and neck.

Is a Sit-Stand Desk Right for Me? 7 Things to Consider

Sit-stand desks are adjustable desks that allow workers to sit or stand. An adjustable height worktop can help reduce low back pain and pressure causing sciatica. Standing can encourage proper posture and prevent neck and upper back pain.

Chronic Back and Neck Pain’s Close Connection to Insomnia

The relationship between chronic back pain and insomnia, along with strategies on how you can get your much needed sleep while managing pain.

Good to the Bone

Savory and satisfying broth made from slowly simmered meat is really an old-fashioned home remedy for almost anything that ails you.

Fractured Freedom: Osteoporosis Hurts More than Your Bones

Osteoporosis can lead to immobility, which means you may not be able to move as freely as you did before.

Aging and Exercise: What You Need to Know to Stay Fit

Is it possible to prevent back pain with age? By staying healthy and active, you just might be able to. But most older adults don't get enough exercise. Find out how aging affects your body and learn how exercise can help.

Bone-Boosting Grocery List for Spine Health

Look at and beyond the dairy aisle when searching for bone-boosting foods that can help your back and neck bones stay strong.

Align Your Spine for Better Body Mechanics

Good posture combined with health body mechanics can help you prevent an episode of neck or back pain.

Ergonomic Standards

It doesn't matter whether you work in a factory, office or at home; how you treat your body during work affects your spine.

Dietary Supplements: Questions and Answers

If you take dietary supplements to help reduce neck or back pain, you will be interested in the answers to 8 commonly asked questions about supplements.

Workstation Ergonomics: Guidelines for Computer Use by Children

Like adults, kids can develop back pain too. Teach your child these easy ways to avoid back and neck pain.

Spine Injury Prevention Tips for Cold Weather

Four steps to help you keep your back and neck injury-free during winter activities throughout the cold months.

Trim the Trees, Deck the Halls and Avoid the Falls!

Advice for reducing your risk for spinal injury this holiday season includes tips for hanging lights, wrapping gifts and trimming the Christmas tree.

5 Tips to Reduce Back Pain and Stress during the Holiday Season

This year, plan ahead so you can get your holiday chores done with a minimum of pain. Here are 5 tips for making these next few weeks more enjoyable and comfortable.

Autumn: The Season to Shape Up

There are aspects of fall that encourage physical activity and healthy eating, which help prevent back pain. Seasonal autumn produce and outdoor exercise are two ways to stay in shape this fall season.

Your Spine on Nicotine

If you are a smoker and/or e-cigarette vaper with low back or neck pain, and have consulted a spine surgeon or related specialist, chances are you’ve been advised to quit. Here is why.

Spine-defying Dance Moves: Michael Jackson’s “Antigravity Tilt”

Michael Jackson's antigravity tilt dance movement sent him leaning 45 degrees forward while keeping his back perfectly straight and feet anchored to the floor. Neurosurgeons explain his seemingly impossible feat.

Are You Sitting Comfortably? How Your Chair Can Cause Back Pain

There is no single best ergonomic chair. But there are questions to answer to help you determine if the chair is right for you.

Sitting, Redefined

Many are using stability balls in place of traditional chairs to improve posture, concentration, learning, and prevention of back pain.

5 Ways Athletes May Avoid Spine Injury

Excessive spinal strain is a common occurrence in athletes and can lead to episodes of back pain, sometimes severe.

Weight Lifting and Back Pain

Many people with back pain benefit by incorporating weight lifting, push ups, and chest flies into their regular exercise program.

Keep the Peace and Pass on the Politics this Holiday Season

Family gathering during this holiday season can create a lot of stress that may manifest itself as neck or back pain. Here are 4 tips to help you reduce stress and ease tight back muscles.

Physical Activity: Health Benefits vs Fitness Benefits

Physical activity and exercise are important to the health of your spine. This article explains the subtle difference between physical activity and exercise.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Hamstring Stretch Exercise Video

If you want to keep your back healthy, you should do hamstring stretches every day. Watch this video to learn how and why it’s important to back pain prevention.

Proper Backpack Habits

Teaching children healthy backpack habits can provide lasting benefits for their back health.

Backpack Syndrome

A lesson your child probably won't learn at school: How to wear a backpack so that it doesn't cause back pain.

Recurrent Injuries

Let us assist you in establishing a program at your place of work to prevent recurrent back injuries that cause employees to miss work.

Posture: What About It?

Very often painful conditions of the spine and extremities can originate in areas of high stress often precipitated by faulty postures and musculoskeletal imbalances.

Industrial Ergonomics: Material Handling and Back Injury

Industrial work-related musculoskeletal disorders are a primary cause of lost work days, productivity, and revenue.

Ergonomics: Introduction to Guidelines for Nursing Homes

Nursing homes that have implemented injury prevention efforts have achieved considerable success in reducing work-related injuries and associated workers' compensation costs.

Work Space Ergonomics: Make Smart Choices for Back and Neck Health

SpineUniverse offers much information about office ergonomics; from chairs and computers to safe work practices.

Ergonomically Designed Computer Products: Are All Beneficial?

Keyboard, mousing, writing and viewing documents on a computer monitor require different height adjustments for an optimal ergonomic work space.

Ergonomic Tips to Choosing and Using Laptop Computers

Current laptop and notebook computers suffer an ergnomic design flaw; the keyboard and screen is connected. An expert provides users with many tips for a healthier neck and hands during use.

5 Tips to a Spine-Friendly Work Space

Work might be a pain, but it doesn't have to cause pain. Here are 5 things you should know.

Back Care and Standing Work

Do you do a lot of standing at work? This article discusses how you can minimize your risk for injury during long periods of standing.
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