back pain

August 3, 2019

The Effect of Timing of Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain on Health Services Utilization: A Systematic Review.

Full text can be found here.  Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jul;100(7):1324-1338. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.025. Epub 2019 Jan 24. Arnold E1, La Barrie J2, DaSilva L2, Patti M2, Goode A3, Clewley D2. Author information Abstract OBJECTIVE: To synthesize literature about the effect of early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health services utilization (HSU), compared to delayed PT or usual care. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases (MEDLINE, […]
June 30, 2019

Five Things You May Not Know About Back Pain

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 […]
May 31, 2019
Five Ways To Avoid New Mom Backache

5 Ways To Avoid New Mom Backache

Consider the fact that parents may be lifting a 7-10 pound baby 50 times a day. By 12 months, your baby weighs approximately 17 pounds, and at 2 years, that child has become a 25-30 pound toddler. The repetitive lifting of your child may put you at risk for back problems. What’s a parent to do? Well, here are some simple tips that can help parents avoid some common aches […]
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 […]
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