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Jobs That Put Your Spine at Risk

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Spine health is one of the most important overall factors for general health. Unfortunately, the integrity of spinal health is often put at risk through various occupations. Injury to the spine can have very severe consequences that can be permanent. Below, we cover jobs that put your spine at risk. Jobs That Put Your Spine … Read more

Risk Factors for Degenerative Disc Disease

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Degenerative disc disease is a common condition that impacts the spine. It is progressive and occurs when the discs between the vertebrae in your spine wear down. This can cause them to lose their flexibility and ability to be effective in absorbing shock from your movements. This can cause pain and even impact your daily … Read more

Can Young People Have Osteoarthritis?

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Osteoarthritis is most commonly associated with older people, as the condition is usually caused by gradual wear and tear over decades of use. However, that does not mean that younger people cannot develop osteoarthritis. Can Young People Have Osteoarthritis? In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 7% of the … Read more

Prevent Spinal Discs from Worsening Before Surgery

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Degenerative disc disease is a medical condition in which the discs that separate your vertebrae become too thin to provide the proper cushion for the different bones of your spine. Patients whose spinal discs have only begun to degenerate are unlikely to experience symptoms, but the condition does generally worsen over time resulting in increased … Read more

What Is Sitting Disease?

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Modern society is built on a sedentary lifestyle. The average adult in the United States sits almost seven hours per day. The average teen spends even more time in a seated position. Unfortunately, scientific research demonstrates that this lifestyle is actively harmful to the human body. None of our major systems was designed to be … Read more

Common Habits that Cause Back Problems

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The human body is a complex machine, and the spine is one of the central components that allows us to function normally. Unfortunately, modern life isn’t well attuned to taking care of our spines and supporting muscles. There are several bad habits that make back pain fairly common even among relatively young Americans. Luckily, there … Read more