Healthcare News

  • Early physical therapy benefits low-back pain patients

    Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.

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  • Can inversion therapy help with back pain?

    Inversion therapy is where a person is suspended upside down for several minutes with the aim of relieving back pain or similar ailments. Some evidence supports the use of inversion therapy for short-term management of back pain.

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  • What a pain: The iPad neck plagues women more

    Gender and posture -- not screen time -- are biggest factors behind developing 'iPad neck' and shoulder pain, new study finds.

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  • 8 stretches for the middle back

    Mid back pain or stiffness can have a significant impact on daily life. However, certain stretches can help relieve pain and improve flexibility.

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  • The Trouble with Chairs

    Life in chairs is at least a little bit hazardous to your general health, above and beyond just a lack of physical fitness. We suspect this today thanks to some good science, from sources like British Journal of Sports Medicine (more on this below).

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