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Archive for the ‘Safety Tips’ Category

7 Tips to Avoid Back Pain After Raking Leaves

October 3rd, 2017 by Lauren

It may still be warm here in upstate New York but it’s fall. And, with fall, comes leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. If you plan on getting out there to clean up the yard remember these tips to avoid back pain after raking leaves. Ways to Avoid Back Pain After Raking Leaves #1 Stretch […]

Are high heels bad for your back?

September 6th, 2017 by Lauren

Are high heels bad for your back? Do a quick google search and you’ll probably be convinced that the answer is yes. But, dig a little deeper to try and understand it more and you’ll find some studies that suggest wearing high heels may not have any effect on your back. This is part 3 […]

Your back and flip flops – do they make a good pair? It’s summer here in upstate New York and that means vacations, beaches and flip flops. But, are flip flops good for your back? What about flip flops and low back pain – are they related? Let’s take a closer look. In the first […]

What are the Best Shoes for Back Pain?

August 14th, 2017 by Lauren

What are the best shoes for back pain and how can the wrong shoes affect your back? In this three part series we’ll discuss how shoes can affect your back.  Stay tuned next week for part two. Part 1: What are the best shoes for back pain? Part 2: Flip flops and your back – […]

The Best Sleeping Positions for Back Pain

August 4th, 2017 by Lauren

What are the best sleeping positions for back pain? As it turns out, there is no optimal sleeping position for everyone. But, there are some best practices you can follow to ensure you don’t put unnecessary pressure on your spine while asleep. Sleeping Positions With any sleep position you want to ensure that you minimize […]

The weather’s getting nicer here in upstate New York and people are starting to go outside to work on their lawns and gardens. But, along with a tidy lawn, many people also get lower back pain after gardening. If you’re headed out to clean up the yard or spruce up the flowerbeds here are some tips […]

Back Pain: When Should I See a Doctor?

April 14th, 2017 by Lauren

Many sufferers of back pain have found themselves asking the question, when should I see a doctor? There are a lot of causes of back pain. Some may require immediate medical care while others are more subjective. Below are some guidelines to when you should see a doctor for your back pain. When is Back Pain Serious? As […]

Sex and Back Pain

December 12th, 2016 by Andrea

Do you worry as you age that you will not be able to continue with sexual activity due to back pain or that it will make your pain even worse? Back pain effects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, and is the leading cause of disability globally. Several studies have […]

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