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Neck Pain And Stress

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Job Stress Increases Neck And Shoulder Pain Risk After following 29,496 vocationally active men and women for a decade, researchers found that those who were pain-free at the start of the study but who described their work as “almost always stressful” were 27% more likely to develop either chronic neck pain or chronic shoulder pain […]

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Back Pain And Muscoloskeletal Problems In Dentists

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Back pain And Musculoskeletal Problems Among Dentists   Musculoskeletal problems like back pain cause about 1 in 8 dentists to miss work. Surveys completed by 600 practicing dentists indicate that work-related musculoskeletal problems are a common complaint that may affect about two-thirds of the profession. Of those with musculoskeletal complaints, 92% reported problems with their […]

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Neck Pain Can Affect Skillful Movements

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Subclinical Neck Pain Can Affect Skillful Movements Subclinical neck pain is often defined as cervical dysfunction that results in mild neck pain, ache, and/or stiffness that is inconsistent and for which an individual has not sought treatment. The findings of a new study that involved 26 volunteers revealed that participants suffering from subclinical neck pain […]

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Sitting Low Back Exercises Helpful For Low Back Mobility

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     A recent study investigated the effects of performing sitting exercises during sessions of prolonged inactivity. The experiment involved 71 participants aged 18 to 25 who were randomly assigned to either perform dynamic sitting exercises at regular intervals or simply remain seated. The exercises included a combination of low back hyperextension and abdominal drawing-in […]

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

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  It’s been said that if you haven’t had back pain, just wait, because (statistically) some day you will! The following list is a list of “causes” that can be easily “fixed” to reduce your risk for a back pain episode. 1. MATTRESS: Which type of mattress is best? The “short answer”: there is no […]