Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?

Virtually unheard of two years ago, “text neck” is a repetitive strain injury that’s becoming more common as more people hunch over smartphones. Aggravating muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, and sometimes lower back, is occurring even in teens and adolescents. “Typically, incidence of neck pain increases with age. But today we’re seeing and … Read More

11 Simple Health Habits Worth Adopting Into Your Life

When it comes to building healthy habits, small decisions add up over time. We talked to exercise physiologist Christopher Travers, MS, and dietitian Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD for diet, nutrition and fitness ideas that you can incorporate into your life. Below, find their ideas for ways to be healthier every day: 1. Don’t just … Read More

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Limit Kids’ ‘Screen Time’ to Avoid Back Pain

Contributor: Hilary Coughlin, PT, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program Do you often find your child hunched over a tablet playing video games or slouched on the floor watching TV? Poor posture is a common cause of back pain and soreness for children. In a study of back pain in 648 children and adolescents, 50 percent of … Read More

5 Tips for Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Contributor: E. Kano Mayer, MD Up to 90 percent of the entire American population will suffer spinal pain at some point in their lives. A little preventive effort could go a long way to reducing your chances of suffering from debilitating back pain. “Nerves, muscles and ligaments from the spine provide support to your entire … Read More