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Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMDs)

RMDs are injuries that usually develop slowly over a period of time. Initially, symptoms may be mild and come and go.

Back Pain Prevention at Work

A chiropractor provides tips on building an ergonomic, spine-friendly home office.

The Spine and Repetitive Motion Disorders (RMDs)

Many back injuries are caused by long-term, repetitive wear and tear on spinal structures.

High-risk Jobs: Is Your Job Putting Your Spine at Risk?

Many occupations place workers at high risk for back injury. You might be surprised to learn how extensive the list is. Is your job listed here?

Healthy Back Habits for Caregivers

The stresses and strains of providing care to an ill loved one may take a considerable toll on the mental and physical health of caregivers—including their back and spine health.

Industrial Ergonomics: Prevent Injury from Hand and Power Tool Use

Research studies show that workers who are taught how to safely perform their jobs in a suitable environment are at reduced risk for work related muscuolskeletal disorders.

Is Your Work Space Spine-Friendly?

Learn 5 easy things you can do to make your work space more spine-friendly.

How to Choose and Use Hand and Power Tools to Reduce Risk of Injury

Proper tools along with posture and body mechanics can help reduce the risk for injury.

Mattresses Matter: Ergonomic Guidelines

This article includes clinical data about the impact of a mattress in reducing or preventing back and neck pain.

Postural Risk Factors for Back Injury

A research project done at the Cornell Dairy on postural risk factors for back injury in the workplace.

Preventing Injuries at Work

Work injuries range from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome to calf strains, headaches to radiating leg pain (Sciatica).

7 Tips for Exercising When You Have Chronic Pain

A pain medicine expert provides 7 tips to help you exercise with pain. Cynthia, who suffered a ballet injury, tells her story of how she got back on her feet per se.

How to Prevent Golf Injuries

What's the best way to prevent a golf injury? Prevention. This article shows you how to protect your back from injuries.

Pilates: Strengthen Your Body Without Pain

Pilates is a form of exercise combining mental and physical concentration. It focuses on the core area of the body (hips, abs, low back, and buttocks) and incorporates concentration, control, centering, and breathing as basic principles.

Why Back Pain is Uncommon Among Indigenous People

Esther Gokhale learned she had a herniated disc and underwent surgical treatment. A year later it happened again and her doctor recommended a second surgery. That’s when she became inspired to search for a better answer to her back pain problem.

Weight Loss: Empowered to Change

Your body may be starving for nutrients if you have been trying to lose weight for a long time.

Make Healthy Food Choices: Fiber - Carbohydrates - Salt - Sugar

Healthy carbohydrates are found in fresh foods from unprocessed grains, fruits and vegetables.

Back and Neck Pain Relief Wish List

Back pain, neck pain, chronic pain—chances are, someone on your holiday list has at least one of those conditions. If you’re looking for a gift that keeps giving long after the holiday season ends, the list below offers you some ideas.

To Ease Your Back Pain, Stop Smoking

Researchers explored the effects of smoking on the amount of pain experienced by people with spinal disorders.

Functional Kettlebell Training for the Spine

Learn about kettlebell exercises from a spine expert; this resistance training can help strengthen your core and possibly help you prevent back pain.

Build Muscle to Lose Fat

In the battle of the bulge, there is a way to slim down while exercising in a manner that most people consider bulking up. You can build muscle to burn fat!

4 Steps to Reducing Back Pain

Keeping your spine healthy involves understanding the spine and body mechanics, as well as incorporating regular exercise and healthy, nutritious meals into your daily routine.

Making a Strong Case for Building Muscle

When you build more muscle, you increase your metabolic rate, reduce the effects of age related changes on the body, and burn fat more easily.

The Most Important Factors in Strength Training

The benefits from strength training may be enhanced by incorporating the SuperSlow Protocol into your routine.

Top 5 Tips for a Healthier Spine

Are you doing enough to keep your spine healthy? Get the top 5 tips for how to have a healthy back.

Add Muscle to Your Game ... and Your Life

Whether you are an athlete or an office worker, building muscle improves your physique, your overall fitness, helps you lose fat and feel great about yourself.

A Summary of Shoe Fit Based on Shape and Function

A chart showing what to look for when buying a shoe to suit your individual shape of foot and style of running.

No More Excuses

Become proactive in your decision to succeed at a healthy lifestyle, including eating right and a proper exercise program.

Exercise Therapy to Strengthen the Spine

You may not be able to avoid back pain, however spinal strengthening could help prevent occurrences.

Golf After Spinal Surgery: Part 2 of 2

Recovering from spine surgery takes some time. Your doctor will let you know when you're able to do your normal activities, such as playing golf. Find out tips on how to stay safe and keep a healthy spine when you're ready to return to golf.

Golf After Spine Surgery: Part 1 of 2

Returning to your normal activities after spine surgery will take some time. This article shows you how quickly you can return to playing golf as well as some useful tips to take with you the next time you tee off.

Staying Active at Any Age

You already know that exercise is an important part of your day. But how do you stay active as you age? And what types of exercises should you be doing as you get older? This article shows you how to stay fit as you age.

Extending to a Healthier Spine

Extension exercises are especially effective when combined with other treatment and exercise methods. Though not appropriate for all causes of back pain, this is a successful back pain treatment and prevention method for many people.

Strengthening Benefits More than Just the Spine's Muscles!

Other spinal components work with the muscles to execute static and active movement.

Strengthen Your Spine for a Healthier Back

Strength is the key to physical freedom to function the way we want every day. Although the muscles are important to a healthy and functional spine, other spinal components work with muscles to execute static and active movement.

Exercise Helps Your Back at Any Age

Before starting any new exercise program, talk to your doctor about the types of activities you are interested in doing.

7 Exercise Tips to Help You Spring Back Into Shape

Now is a great time to get into shape. This article provides 7 ways to become healthier, including tips on drinking enough water, exercise, and how to make healthy meal choices.

Physical Activity: 30 Minutes a Day

You don't have to train for a triathlon to be physically fit. Just by turning off the TV or computer and going for a 30-minute brisk walk or playing 15 to 20 minutes of an intense basketball game regularly is very beneficial to your health.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Lower Trunk Rotation Exercise Video

Learn how to increase the flexibility and mobility of your low back (lumbar spine) and hips by watching the instructions in this brief video.

Back Extensions

Back extensions are common in some types of exercise, such as yoga and Pilates. But did you know that back extensions can help reduce back pain? They work by strengthening abs and back muscles. Article shows you 3 back extensions you can do right now.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Pelvic Tilt Exercise Video

To keep your back healthy and strong, you should do the pelvic tilt exercise every day.  Watch how to do a pelvic tilt in this short video, and then get going on your back pain prevention plan.

Back Pain and Sports

Back pain accounts for approximately 7% of injuries in sports. Learn about factors that predispose the athlete to back injuries and acute back pain.

Strength Training for Kids

Strength training for kids is different than strength training for adults. Find out about the importance of strengthening exercises for children, and get tips on how to incorporate strength training into your child's exercise program.

Strength Training Safety for Kids

With good technique and proper supervision, children can safely participate in strength training programs. Learn how your child can add strengthening exercises into his or her exercise program.

Lift Weights to Prevent Back Pain

A new study suggests strengthening your sore muscles is a better way to relieve back pain than rest. This article describes new research findings that show weight training as an effective means of reducing-- even eliminating-- back pain.

Weight Loss: Suggestions for Success

Good food and eating right combined with regular exercise can help you meet your weight loss goals.

Flexibility Training Tips

You shouldn’t neglect flexibility training. Along with cardiovascular work and strength training, maintaining flexibility is crucial to taking care of your body. Get tips on incorporating flexibility into your daily life (and it’ll help prevent back pain).

Neck Pain Prevention: Side-to-Side Head Rotation Exercise

Doing the side-to-side head rotation exercise every day can help you prevent neck pain. In this video, you’ll learn how it increases mobility in your cervical spine.

Neck Pain Prevention: Side Bending Exercise Video

As you try to prevent neck pain, it’s a good idea to do the side bending stretch every day. Watch this video to learn how to do it and how it helps you avoid neck pain.

How to Keep a Healthy Back: Bridge Exercise Video

Video shows you how to do a bridge exercise for your low back.
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