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How to Help Your Students in Philadelphia, PA, Use Yoga to Find Relief from Back Pain

How to Help Your Students in Philadelphia, PA, Use Yoga to Find Relief from Back Pain Author, Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid from Laser Spine Institute As you teach yoga in Philadelphia, PA, you may find that some students come to you looking for ways to alleviate back pain. A very common...

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Benefit From Practicing Yoga in Tampa, FL – Three Poses That Can Help Relieve Your Chronic Back Pain

Benefit From Practicing Yoga in Tampa, FL – Three Poses That Can Help Relieve Your Chronic Back Pain Author, Dr. Jeffrey Langmaid from Laser Spine Institute If you live or work in the Tampa, FL, area, you may have noticed people practicing yoga in public parks like Curtis Hixon Park,...

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Kinesio Taping for Back Pain: Frivolous Fad or Fantastic Fix?

Kinesio Taping for Back Pain: Frivolous Fad or Fantastic Fix? Although it was invented in the 1970s, kinesio taping didn’t become a mainstream therapy until the mid-2000s. But once it started gaining popularity, everyone from Olympic athletes to office employees turned to the tape to try to solve their aches,...

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Ab Exercise for Lower Back Pain: Ten Weeks to a More Stable Core

Ab Exercise for Lower Back Pain: Ten Weeks to a More Stable Core Physical therapy can be an extremely effective option for patients with chronic lower back pain. One specific therapy regimen – a ten week core stabilization program – can be especially helpful, according to a new study from...

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Back Injuries – Is Your Child at Risk?

Back Injuries – Is Your Child at Risk? Back pain, while common in adults, is less often an issue for children whose bodies are naturally much more flexible and resilient. Plus, most back pain is caused by degenerative spine conditions that occur as the spine ages, so it’s only logical...

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Back Pain Without a Cause: Management Options for Pain with No Clear Underlying Issue

Back Pain Without a Cause: Management Options for Pain with No Clear Underlying Issue Back pain is a challenging issue no matter the cause – but it’s especially challenging when there is no cause at all. Non-specific back pain (back pain with no identifiable trigger) accounts for more than 85...

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Driving While Taking Medications for Chronic Back Pain

Driving While Taking Medications for Chronic Back Pain Analgesic painkillers are a common treatment for chronic back pain. However, many of these medications are classified as narcotics, which poses the question: can patients safely drive while taking these prescription painkillers? A recent study in Pain Therapy suggests that it may,...

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Preventing Spine Injuries in Youth Football

Preventing Spine Injuries in Youth Football More parents around the country have begun to question the wisdom of letting their kids play organized tackle football. That’s not to say that there is a shortage of players. In the United States alone, more than 6 million kids play tackle or flag...

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Tony Romo’s Back Injury – His Herniated Disc Symptoms Likely Began Months Before His Surgery

Tony Romo’s Back Injury – His Herniated Disc Symptoms Likely Began Months Before His Surgery Injured athletes often face a difficult decision: Play through the pain and risk exacerbating the problem – or bow out, which could potentially hurt their team’s prospects and, sometimes, even the athlete’s own image. This...

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When Back Pain Leads to Addiction: A Battle That Veterans are Fighting at Home

When Back Pain Leads to Addiction: A Battle That Veterans are Fighting at Home Back pain has plagued Lance Corporal Pearson Crosby since returning to the United States in 2008 after several tours overseas, where he routinely carried more than 100 pounds of equipment and weaponry. His body was wrecked...

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