You put your back through a lot on a daily basis—whether it’s sitting at a desk for too long, using less-than-ideal form when lifting heavy objects, or failing to hold in your abs during workouts. Over time, these minor offenses can create imbalances that could result in injuries or persistent back aches and pains.
I can’t seem to ease my lower back pain. I’m an active person, I use a standing desk at work, and try to stretch during the day, but nothing seems to help with the soreness. Are there any exercises I can do to release my lower back? —Peter F.
The clock strikes 7, the sky is already turning dark purple. Forget about dinner—now it’s “Put the kids to bed, honey, I’ll be home when I can.”
Feel like you’re seeing your chiropractor more than your significant other? Eighty-five percent of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, so you’re not alone.
Dull, throbbing pain is a day-ruiner, but let’s face it—it’s often a side effect of modern life. From the moment you wake up to the moment your head hits the pillow at night, your attention is pulled in every direction.
Back pain can make everyday tasks seem much more difficult—even seemingly mundane activities like walking uphill or taking the trash out. Thankfully, there are a few ways to alleviate the pain before it gets to the point you need to go to the chiropractor or the doctor.
Popping over-the-counter pain medication is supposed to dull headaches and muscle pain—but it turns out it may be doing the same thing to your emotions.
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