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Olympics: What is cupping?

Why do some of the world’s top athletes look as though they’ve been on the receiving end of a brutal paintball firing squad? US swimmer Michael Phelps’s skin is strewn with livid polka dots, and his compatriot, the gymnast Alex Naddour…
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Back Pain from Sitting at work….

Living and working in this century will have seen us spending more and more time sitting at the computer, whether it is part of our work, studying or even leisure time. An unfortunate consequence of spending long periods of time doing this is…
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Are Headaches a Pain in the Neck?

Headaches are a problem that affects at least 90% of us during our lifetime. There are multiple types of headaches that vary in symptoms and severity, with some of the more common types including tension-type, migraine and cervicogenic headaches.…
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Got Neck or Back Pain? Try Physio

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging patients with musculoskeletal pain to consider treatment by a physical therapist, in light of a new federal survey showing that more than one-third of American adults and nearly 12 percent…
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50% of Americans have a musculoskeletal condition!

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (one in two adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal condition--comparable to the total percentage of Americans living with a chronic lung or heart condition--costing an estimated $213 billion in annual…
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Back and Neck Pain : 19 percent have persistent pain

A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that 39 million people in the United States or 19 percent have persistent pain, and the incidence varies according to age and gender. The Journal of Pain is the peer-reviewed publication of…
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Migraine Headaches: Feel better today

If you’ve ever had a migraine you know how miserable the relentless pain, nausea and sensitivity to light can make you feel— now imagine what it’s like for a child. For children, migraines can be so severe that they affect learning, athletic…
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Neck and Back Pain (Herniated disk)

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually…
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Chronic Back Pain: Why me?

Chronic back pain Pain can be unbearable at times.  Pain, as you know, can affect you both physically, mentally, as well as emotionally due to its debilitating and degenerative effects. There are, unfortunately, many different causes that may…
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Forward Head Posture related to Neck and Back Pain

As we can see, the head is leaning forward and putting extra strain on the person’s neck and shoulders, increase the risk factor to their health. In fact, for every inch your head leans forward, it gains a massive ten pounds in weight that…