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Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

How to Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

After a year of working from home, Americans are seeing a rise in back and shoulder injuries. Here’s how to address these common orthopedic problems.

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Working from home has its advantages, but it can also be harmful to your spine if you’re not supporting your back properly.

How to Sit and Sleep If You Have a Herniated Disc

The Best Ways to Sit and Sleep If You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can make going about your everyday life extremely painful. Here are some tips to help you get relief.

How to Crack Your Back

How to Crack Your Back — Ways to Stay Safe and Get Relief

If you’re suffering from back pain, cracking your back could reduce your discomfort. But it’s important to know how to pop your back safely.

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Top 5 Stretches for Upper Back Pain

Upper back pain can often be alleviated by simple stretching exercises. Here are five to try before visiting an orthopedic specialist.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain? Here’s How You Can Avoid Surgery

Learn how you can manage sciatica with conservative treatments like physical therapy and corticosteroid injections.

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How to Avoid Surgery if You Have a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can be a painful, debilitating injury. Fortunately, the condition generally responds well to conservative treatments.

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7 Lower Back Exercises to Boost Strength and Flexibility

One way to loosen up those stiff and painful lower back muscles is by exercising. Here are the best physical therapy stretches to try.

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When is Numbness or Tingling a Cause for Concern?

Numbness or tingling may be a sign of an underlying orthopedic condition. Learn more about common causes of these symptoms, as well as effective treatment options.

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An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Preventing Martial Arts Injuries

Martial arts like karate and jiu-jitsu have grown in popularity — and so have injuries associated with these strenuous workouts.

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Why Does My Back Hurt When I Sleep?

Is your back pain keeping you up at night? Here’s how to adjust your position for a good night’s sleep.

degenerative disc disease

Everything You Need to Know About Degenerative Disc Disease

Is your back pain caused by degenerative disc disease? Our guide outlines common symptoms and effective treatment options.

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How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can be debilitating. Here are five conditions that could be causing your discomfort, and treatment options to provide relief.

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When Should You Go to the Doctor for Back Pain?

Rest and anti-inflammatory medication are often effective remedies for back pain. But if severe pain persists, it may be time to visit an orthopedic specialist.

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What’s Causing My Middle Back Pain?

Occurring between the base of the neck and the bottom of the rib cage, middle back pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, by identifying the cause, your doctor can build an effective treatment plan.

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