Category Archives: Back Pain

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Can Back Pain Cause Insomnia?

If you have back pain, you may notice that your sleep starts to suffer. You may have difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep throughout the night because you are in pain.  This blog will explore the link between back pain and insomnia and how to deal with back pain if you also have insomnia […]

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More About that Chronic Back Pain of Yours

In March’s first blog we got into that aching back of yours. Not the time when you strained a muscle moving the refrigerator and torqued your back. This was about chronic ongoing pain that lasts longer than six weeks. We talked numbers and symptoms, and we detailed the first of the five most common causes […]

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What’s Behind Your Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain. Sooner or later, everybody has some. It may be a dull ache. I may be sharp or stabbing pain. When a person has chronic back pain, it can seem as if you’re constantly in some degree of pain. People often assume their back pain is due to an incident. They slipped during a […]

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How’s Your Mattress, Sleeping Beauty, Part Deux

In February’s first blog we discussed some reasons you should skip the new ski boat and maybe invest instead in a new mattress, one that could properly support your aching back. We mentioned a study that found the average mattress age of the participants’ mattresses was 9.5 years. That’s a lot of sagginess you’re sleeping […]

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How’s Your Mattress, Sleeping Beauty?

Back pain is common; over 80 percent of Americans will have some bout of back pain in their lives. If you’re one of those in that 20 percent, consider yourself incredibly lucky! Many people wake up most mornings with back pain, and it’s not necessarily anything you did. It can be what your mattress is […]

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Fractures in Your Mid and Lower Back

A few months back, our blog addressed a broken neck, less dramatically known as a fractured vertebra in the cervical spine, the seven vertebrae that make up our neck. Just so we don’t overlook the 17 other vertebrae that make up our spine, this month let’s get into fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine. […]

Three Exercises for Your Golfing Back

In April’s first blog we got into why golf can be so hard on the human back and why it leads to many strains and herniated discs. In April’s second blog, let’s give you three exercises to help you lower your scores and lower your back pain at the same time. Planks Your core is […]

Swing into Less Back Pain on the Course

During this past year of COVID everyone has been “working” from home or otherwise stuck at home not being able to work. Between the two, the one good thing this pandemic has been good for is the upswing in people playing golf. It’s been a great way for long-time and first-time players to get out […]

More Exercises for Back Health

In this month’s first blog, we gave you three exercises to help keep your back in fine form. You can find lots of more intensive exercises on health websites, but this month let’s add some simple stretches to help keep your back happy and pain-free. Knee-to-Chest Stretch: This one feels good in the way it […]

Some Exercises to Help Avoid the Injury Bug

Athletes, whether weekend warriors or high-level performers, all have a singular focus usually on things such as speed, score, statistics, endurance, and the like. Usually, the last thing in mind is prevention. But whether you play for the Cowboys or you’re playing in a flag football league with your work pals, you should also focus […]

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