Monthly Archives: March 2015

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 80% of adults experience lower back pain at some point in their life? It is a common cause of job-related disability with both men and women equally affected by pain which ranges from dull, continual aches to abrupt, harsh sensations that can leave the person debilitated. What causes lower back pain? Younger adults are more likely to… Read More
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Top Ten Ways to Ditch Excess Pounds and Become Pain Free

According to the American Obesity Association, episodes of musculoskeletal pain, and specifically back pain, are prevalent among the nearly one-third of Americans who are classified as obese. People with obesity-related pain represent are part of a national epidemic that includes 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain and 150 million Americans who are overweight or obese. How can people lose… Read More
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‘Direct Impact’ of Concussions on Future Health

“Brain injuries from multiple concussions can ultimately lead to death,” says Dr. Harry Kerasidis, the go-to concussion expert with the answers every athlete, parent, coach, athletic director and league official needs to know on how to successfully prevent, detect and protect athletes from concussion-related brain trauma. With 300,000 sports related concussions, reported each year among people who are 15 to… Read More
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‘Back’ in Control with Dr. David Hanscom

David Hanscom, M.D. is an orthopedic spine surgeon and author of “Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap out of Chronic Pain.”  He currently practices at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  A large part of his practice is focused on salvaging situations in which patients have undergone multiple failed attempts at surgery.  Salonpas sat down with Dr. Hanscom to learn why understanding… Read More
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Doctors Prescribe Low-Tech Ways to Lower Pain

The doctors of Dallas-based Lumin Health™ say that back and neck pain are common due to factors like stress, improper body mechanics and wearing the wrong kind of shoes. However, each doctor below offers a few simple exercises, which can go a long way towards reducing pain and every day discomfort. Dr. Douglas Won, president and CEO of Lumin Health and… Read More
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