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Yes, the reality is that back pain is relatively common among golfers.  It’s estimated that more than a quarter of all golf injuries are back-related. However, it is important to note that most golfers who experience back pain find that the pain occurs over time and not from one moment or one swing of the […]

Yes. And here are some basic ways that stress and back pain are connected: Stress leads to inflammation in the body, including in the back, causing pain. Stress makes the back muscles tense up, creating stiffness and pain. Stress causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to back muscles, producing pain. It has […]

More than you might think. Remember that old children’s song, Dem Bones? The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone, the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone… That’s the basic idea behind the connection between what you wear on your feet and the back pain you […]

People sometimes say they’ve thrown out their back when they’ve strained the muscles in the back. This type of strain can occur when we bend forward in an awkward position, lift something that’s quite heavy, or twist the back during some physical activity. There are different symptoms that are often associated with a thrown-out back: […]

A pinched nerve is what happens when surrounding tissues put pressure on nerve roots, causing pain, numbness and tingling in different areas of the body, most commonly in the neck, upper middle back, or lower back. While a pinched nerve can be painful, it’s usually treatable with rest, over-the-counter medication and stretching. Most often, people […]

A hunchback or round back, which is known in the medical world as Kyphosis, is a condition in which the upper back is excessively rounded. This causes a hump-like appearance and can affect a person’s posture and mobility. What are the causes of Kyphosis? There are a variety of factors: Poor posture, such as slouching […]

Piriformis syndrome is a condition in which the piriformis muscle, located in the buttocks, becomes tight or spasms, causing pain and discomfort in the buttocks and lower back. This condition can be caused by overuse, muscle imbalances, or injury and can be worsened by certain activities, such as prolonged sitting, running, and, yes, strength training […]

Back pain is not uncommon among children but most often is not a serious issue until we reach middle age. However, children and teenagers certainly do have back problems from time to time that can turn out to be serious. The most common causes of back pain among the young are obesity, intense sports activities, […]

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