Low back injuries often restrict movement and lead to the weakening of low back muscles. Exercise balls are a great option for a gentle core-strengthening program that can stabilize the muscles surrounding the spine and help prevent future injury.
A recent study published in the journal Spine and conducted by the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) determined that one in five spine surgery patients develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after having a low back fusion surgery.
Despite Americans' high consumption of dairy, osteoporosis rates are soaring. Countries that eat little to no dairy enjoy extremely low rates of osteoporosis. Could it be that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is more important than a diet rich in dairy?
Quick fixes usually don’t work in the long run, but according to this office-based study, sitting just an hour less every day for 7 weeks significantly improved otherwise sedentary workers’ back and neck pain and it boosted their mood.