back pain

June 29, 2018

How To Lift Your Luggage

In the flurry of packing for a vacation or business trip, it’s easy to get carried away and pack every­thing but the kitchen sink into your suitcase and carry-on. But over-packed luggage and improper lifting and carrying techniques are common causes of injury to the back, neck and shoulders. The good news is many of these injuries can be easily prevented. The following tips can help take the pain out […]
March 29, 2018

Study: Can Pilates Help With Back Pain?

Pilates is a physical fitness system practiced by nearly 11 million people in the United States. A recent study suggested that two sessions of pilates exercises a week could help with non-specific chronic low back pain. Different doses of Pilates-based exercise therapy for chronic low back pain: a randomised controlled trial with economic evaluation OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-utility of the addition of different doses of Pilates to […]
March 29, 2018

What You Need To Know About Opioids

Here is why opioids are a problem. Let’s say it is Saturday evening, and John, a 47 year-old healthy male just finished showering. He is about to step out of the tub, when his foot slips from under him. Uncontrollably he falls head over heels and lands on his back. He is in absolute agony. Unable to move he begins to cry out in pain. Luckily his wife is home […]
October 30, 2017


Low back pain is a major health issue. It affects 84 per cent of the working population at some point in their life and is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost work time. But back pain doesn’t have to hijack your sick days. Here are some universal ‘back facts’ to keep in mind if you catch yourself suffering from this pesky problem: Rest vs. Staying […]
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