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A real pain in the neck

Three-quarters of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lives. Luckily, physical therapy and acupuncture can work wonders in relieving the discomfort. In fact, they usually get better results than surgery. Here’s the lowdown: What causes neck pain? There are 33 vertebrae in your spine, and in


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No More Knee Pain!

If you have a bum knee, you’re hardly alone. About 16% of adults ages 45 and over have a condition known as osteoarthritis of the knee, meaning they have inflammation and degeneration of the bones that form the knee joint. Symptoms—which develop gradually over time—include pain that worsens after you walk, climb or descend stairs;


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Halting Hip Pain

We all take walking or climbing stairs for granted, but for some, these everyday activities become daunting. About one-quarter of all adults develop inflammation of the hip joint—also known as osteoarthritis—by age 85, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There’s no known cause for the condition; we’re all at risk. Here’s what


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The Best Ways to Combat Hand Pain

Most of us take for granted the ability to tie our shoes, start the car or open a jar. For those with arthritis of the hand, everyday tasks like these become overwhelmingly difficult. About one in five adults has at least one joint with signs or symptoms of arthritis, which occurs when cartilage—a material that


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Setting the Record Straight on Sciatica

If you suffer from sciatica—nerve-related pain that occurs as a result of a back problem—you know how debilitating it can be. The discomfort, which might feel like a leg cramp or a shooting or tingling sensation, often worsens when you sit, sneeze or cough. Fortunately, there are ways to get beyond the pain. Here are some


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What’s Causing Your Shoulder Pain?

Has combing your hair or getting dressed become strangely painful? You might have a rotator cuff tear, which is estimated to affect around 2 million people. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that help you lift and rotate your arm. If you fall on your arm or lift something too heavy with


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The Surprising Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture—the ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles into certain body parts—is truly an antidote for those experiencing chronic pain, as well as other health problems. A recent study of almost 18,000 people published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that the therapy helped reduce back and neck pain, arthritis and headaches. In the study,


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Banish your back pain!

Tired of avoiding activities you love—tennis, golf, playing with your kids—because you’re afraid you’ll set off that deep ache in your back? You’re not alone: About 75 to 85% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, there are simple and effective treatments that will help you get your life


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How to Get your Back in Gear for Golf or Tennis

Back pain doesn’t have to keep you off the golf course or tennis court. Use these strategies to stay at the top of your game—pain-free: • Stretch daily! If you have chronic low back pain, you may lose flexibility. We can help you come up with a daily stretching program, which will help prevent pain


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Surprising Causes of Back Strain

You’re not lifting anything heavy—and you’re religiously following the treatment plan your PT prescribed. So why are you experiencing stiffness, discomfort in your buttocks and legs, and pain that worsens when you bend, cough or sneeze? Here are some less obvious causes of back strain—and how to avoid them: • Sitting all day. Sitting puts


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