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Backpacks and Back Pain

Backpacks provide a convenient, hands-free method for carrying around books, clothes, computers and other items. However, you may experience back pain when you pull one on as you head out the door. Causes of Backpack-related Back Pain The heaviness of your bag is a common culprit of back pain, as you might be tempted to…

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Dealing with Back Pain and Spinal Pain

While almost everyone experiences some type of back pain in their lives, knowing you’re not alone doesn’t make going through it any more comfortable. However, there is help available. Not all back pain is the same, so it’s important to be able to distinguish between true back pain and spinal pain to ensure your course of treatment adequately addresses the problem.

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Lower Back Stretches for Pain

Stretching throughout the day is profoundly beneficial for both body and mind. Muscle tone and elasticity decrease during everyday activity, especially for those who live sedentary lifestyles. Stretching restores proper muscle readiness and ensures the greatest elasticity for muscles. That’s why stretching is great for lower back pain.

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