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Maintaining Mental Health in the Face of Back Pain

When you suffer from back pain, you never only suffer from back pain. It often comes with a cost to your mental health as well—like depression and anxiety. That’s because back pain can take over your life. You suddenly have to limit activities that you never used to think twice about, and the people around [...]

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If your back pain lasts 3 days or more, call your doctor

The Emotional Ups & Downs of Back Pain: How to Help Your Partner Cope

When your husband or wife is experiencing chronic back pain, you don’t know what your spouse’s activity limitations will be on any given day.You may have to cancel a date night that was planned 2 weeks ago if your spouse couldn’t even walk as far as the mailbox that morning. This may be a bummer [...]

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5 Things to Know Before Having Back Surgery

What’s the first thing most people think when their car starts making a funny noise? Probably something like, I hope that goes away. And a lot of the time, it does. But sometimes, the noise starts getting worse. What you thought might be radio feedback or a simple squeaky wiper could be something more serious. [...]

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Common Spine Injuries

Back injuries are one of the most unpleasant kinds of injuries; they sit right in the middle of everything you want to do. Spine injuries are divided into two groups: traumatic and non-traumatic. Traumatic spinal injuries are often caused by sudden blows to the spine that fracture, dislocate, compress or crush one or more of [...]

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The 5 B’s of Back Strengthening

We know what this warm weather has got you thinking. You’re breaking out the gardening tools, dusting off those golf clubs and gearing up for an ambitious hike in the mountains. With the return of spring, we get pretty excited to jump right into our favorite activities after hibernating in our houses all winter. But [...]

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