Shoulder Pain Or Neck Pain? Understand Your Symptoms.

Just about everyone can relate to sore, tense and tight neck muscles or the occasional sharp pain through the shoulder when lifting overhead or reaching behind. Since there are many neuropathways between the shoulder and neck, distinguishing the symptoms can be a little confusing. Sometimes there is “referred” pain which is due to a large

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How Mindfulness Relieves Chronic Low Back Pain

Earlier this year, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) published this article titled “Not Just Mind Over Matter,” and reported adults with chronic lower back pain benefited from a wide variety of treatments. One of the most effective treatment options involved Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which decreased long-term pain and increased short-term function among

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Spinal Surgery Is Less Effective In Overweight/Obese Patients

Obesity has been found to be an independent risk factor for developing back pain, sciatica, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.  It is now also considered to be a risk factor for developing complications following a lumbar spinal procedure. Current literature suggests that obese patients now represent nearly 35% of the United States population. A

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