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Acute back pain. Causes and treatment options.

Posted by Mark Haussmann on

Acute back pain. Causes and treatment options. Get Back, Pain! Handle acute back pain with care and it won't keep you down for long.Almost everyone experiences acute back pain at some point in their life. A trip to the doctor is often an unfortunate result of a spirited soccer match or ambitious afternoon of garage cleaning!Most sudden attacks of acute back pain are the result of overstretched muscles (strains) or ligaments (sprains). The pain may be most severe immediately after injury, or it may worsen gradually over a few hours. In most instances, back pain as a result of strain...

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Standing all day at work can be just as bad as sitting all day.

Posted by Phillip Haussmann on

There’s been a lot of interest in the harmful effects of prolonged sitting at work, from academics and the public alike.

The attention being paid to sitting — or rather, not sitting — while on the job stems from the scientifically validated message that being sedentary in general, both indoors and outdoors, is bad for your health.

However, comparatively little attention has been devoted to the harmful effects of prolonged standing at work, despite past studies linking it to chronic back pain and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the lower limbs

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Too much time on your rear end? ‘Active sitting’ can make a difference.

Posted by Phillip Haussmann on

Too much time on your rear end? ‘Active sitting’ can make a difference. Adapted from an article By Karen Campbell GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  JULY 01, 2017 How much time are we parked on our backside? We sit for hours at work in front of computers, desks, come home and sit for a meal then plonk down into our soft lounger. Karen Campbell GLOBE CORRESPONDENT says that,  "research suggests all the hours we spend exercising at the gym don’t counteract sitting passively in a chair for hours at a time — which can lead to a wide range of health risks, from joint problems and metabolic...

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