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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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Prevent Pain with proper Backpacks

Tips for Proper Use of Backpacks   Backpacks are a popular and practical way for children and teenagers to carry schoolbooks and supplies. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body's strongest muscles.…
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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…
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Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain

The sacro-iliac (say: sey-kroh-IL-ee-ak) joint can be one of the causes of mechanical low back pain. It is often seen with other causes of low back pain. The sacro-iliac joint lies between the sacrum and the iliac crests of the pelvic bones.…
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Back Strain Injuries -Worksafe BC Statistics

WorkSafeBC statistics: Back strain injuries WorkSafeBC Statistics 2012 explores data on back strain injuries from the last 30 years to shine a spotlight on an area of injury that affects thousands of B.C. workers each year. From 2003 to 2012: Between…
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Common Types of Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are far from being alone. Four out of five adults experience the symptoms of low back pain at least once in their lifetime. The back is a complex structure made up of 33 vertebrae, over 30 muscles, numerous…
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The Low Down on Low Back Pain

  If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Nearly everyone at some point has back pain that interferes with work, routine daily activities, or recreation. Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most…
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What is Ultrasound?

Ultrasound uses a high frequency sound wave emitted from the sound head when electricity is passed through a quartz crystal. The sound waves cause the vibration of water molecules deep within tissue causing a heating effect. When the sound waves…