Tag Archives: Back Pain

If you have a pain in the back, you may need some backup

If you experience recurring low back pain and your doctor has ruled out underlying conditions, such as arthritis, it might be time to see a physical therapist. A 2006 study in the journal Spine, found that, at any given time, approximately one quarter of Americans report experiencing low-back pain within the past three months. The […]

Get to know your back

If low back pain is keeping you from enjoying your favorite activities, sports, or work, learning a bit about the back can help you find relief. While nearly everyone will experience low back pain sometime during their lifetime, it occurs most often in both women and men between ages 30 and 50. The causes are […]

Exercise can help prevent low-back pain

Regular exercise strengthens muscles that help stabilize your lower back and prevent common occasional back pain. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) of exercise per week. Almost any regular exercise such as walking, jogging or swimming will greatly enhance your chances of maintaining a pain-free […]