Lower Back

Relieve Your Lower Back Pain With These Poses

Yoga’s not just for women, or just for people who like to meditate. It’s not just for the super bendy or for people who don’t like to work up a sweat. It is for everyone because it’s functional. It improves movement patterns, corrects muscle imbalances and alignment. It requires you to move through a full range of motion as you enhance dynamic flexibility.

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4 Reasons For Back Pain

About 80% of people experience back pain at some point and many of us don’t know the cause. Health.com points our the 4 reasons why your back might hurt. Take a look at these 4 reasons your back hurts, and try to figure out if you’re increasing your odds for injury.

Some triggers for back pain and things to avoid include,


Is Lack of Sunlight Keeping you in Pain?

In our health-conscious society that has developed in the last 30 years, great focus has been placed on taking steps to prevent medical problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, etc. With skin cancer being directly linked to sun exposure and frequent sunburns, a number of methods have arisen to reduce these factors: high SPF level sunblock,

Is Your Diet Keeping You In Pain?

Working in Sports Medicine and Spine care, it is expected that almost every patient will come in with a pain-related injury. With expats being so active in Shanghai, knee injuries from extreme workouts or back pain from playing rugby are regular encounters.  While standard medical care, including physical therapy, medication, injections and bracing, remains the primary approach to treatment,

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When To Call a Doctor

The bottom line that everyone should remember is that if one is in doubt, consult a doctor. If back pain is getting worse over time, does not feel better with rest and over the counter pain remedies, and/or involves neurological symptoms then it is advisable to be evaluated by a back pain doctor.

Using a Jolt of Java to Keep the Pain at Bay

Everyday more than 4 billion people start their day with a cup of java to wake up, brush the sleep away and get going for the day. While most people drink coffee to get their day off to the right start, many are not aware of the health benefits associated with coffee: decreased risk of developing dementia,