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Check out the safe lifting techniques to prevent injury

One of the biggest causes of back injury at work is lifting or handling objects incorrectly. Learning and following the correct method for lifting and handling heavy loads can help to prevent injury and avoid back pain. Check out these safe lifting…
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Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries by Sitting properly

If you work in an office and use a computer, you can avoid injury by sitting in the right position and arranging your desk correctly. Follow these tips: Support your back Avoid back pain by adjusting your chair so that your lower back is properly…
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Back Pain: The fast facts

What Is Back Pain? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/back_pain_ff.asp Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp pain that makes it hard to…
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Handout on Back Pain from the National institute of health

Handout on Health: Back Pain http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Back_Pain/default.asp This publication is for people who have back pain, as well as family members, friends, and others who want to find out more about it. The publication describes…
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Herniated Disk Causing Back Pain

Herniated Disk in the Lower Back Sometimes called a slipped or ruptured disk, a herniated disk most often occurs in your lower back. It is one of the most common causes of low back pain, as well as leg pain (sciatica). Between 60% and 80% of…
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Does Running cause Arthritis?

This review was published in the New York Times. An article in Skeletal Radiology, a well-respected journal, created something of a sensation in Europe last year. It reported that researchers from Danube Hospital in Austria examined the knees…
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How to properly sit at a computer to prevent back and neck pain

Regular computer users perform 50,000 to 200,000 keystrokes each day. Under certain circumstances and for vulnerable individuals, frequent computer use that involves awkward postures, repetition, and forceful exertions may be related to nerve,…
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Whiplash and Neck Pain, FAQs

Practical management of whiplash By Murray Allen, MD Frequently Asked Questions What is whiplash? The term whiplash refers to either a sudden unexpected back and forth movement of the neck, or an injury to some part of the neck caused by that…
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Neck Pain- Causes, Solutions, Prevention

  Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include the muscles, nerves, bones (vertebrae), and the disks between the bones. Considerations When your neck is sore, you may have difficulty moving it, especially…
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Whiplash Injury (ICBC)

The cervical vertebrae are the topmost seven bones of the spinal column. Important nerves exit between each of these vertebrae. The vertebral arteries run through small holes in the boney processes that are at the sides of these vertebrae. Whiplash…