59 Items Tagged

back pain

5 Tips To Get Posture You're Proud Of

About 12 years ago, back when you had to wait to develop film before you see your pictures, I was anxiously awaiting some photos of a girls' weekend...

Annalicia Lynn
April 24 2015

Improve Your Balance With This Back-Strengthening Sequence

Computers have offered us exponential freedom in how we work, how we communicate and how we create, but they’ve wreaked havoc on our bodies. We sit...

Lara Hudson
April 23 2015

What Your Posture Says About Your Personality

We like to blame our posture on the heavy bags we carry or the long hours spent at a desk every day — both of which can be true, but did you know your...

Sarah Warren St. Pierre
April 19 2015

One Easy Move To Tone Your Core & Improve Digestion

Plank and squat challenges are SO last year. There's a new challenge in town, and it's one you'll actually look forward to. No sweating required, just...

Brianne Grogan
April 16 2015

Why Yoga Is So Great For Your Spine & Heart Health

Hundreds of years ago English physician Thomas Sydenham taught that “a man is as old as his arteries.” We usually don't think about the health of our...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
April 13 2015

Why Your Lower Back Hurts + A Simple Way To Prevent It

The bad news about mechanical lower back pain is that it's due to repetitive faulty movement or bad posture, which leads to increased pressure in your...

Mary Whaling
April 10 2015

4 Stretches To Ease Back Pain During Pregnancy

Why do so many pregnant women have back pain? A lot happens in nine months! Some changes are obvious, some are not. The obvious change is in the size...

Denise Jagroo
January 2 2015

7 Ayurvedic Strategies To Heal Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common and pervasive health complaint. As someone who suffered from it for several years, I've found many solutions from the...

Ananta Ripa Ajmera
December 19 2014

How To Do Bridge Pose The Right Way

Bridge Pose is a key stretch for targeting the posterior chain — the series of muscles that include the lower back, glutes, hamstrings, and calf...

Nikki Naab-Levy, LMP
November 25 2014

3 Ways Cupping Can Make A Good Massage Great

You're probably familiar with the therapeutic benefits of deep tissue massage and how it loosens knots, increases range of motion, and reduces pain...

Morgan Sutherland
November 10 2014

How To Have The Perfect Standing Posture

Despite our best efforts at good posture, sometimes you just can't avoid stooping. When you're gardening or doing chores that require you to bend...

Morgan Sutherland
November 4 2014

8 Tips For Perfect Desk Posture

Sitting for too long causes your low back muscles and hip flexors (the muscles that allow you to lift your knees and bend at your waist) to become...

Morgan Sutherland
October 27 2014

3 Easy Steps To Keep Your Office Chair From Killing You (Video)

Are you stuck in a chair all day long? Probably your back, neck and shoulders don't feel so great. You always need a good massage, and if you get a...

Michael Taylor
September 10 2014

5 Exercises To Improve Your Posture (Infographic)

Long days of sitting, standing, or not getting enough exercise are enough to drive a person to bad posture! If you see yourself slumping forward, you...

Rupal M. Patel
September 9 2014

7 Tips To Improve Your Core & Heal Your Back Pain

If you have back pain, you are not alone. Back pain is common in all age groups and levels of fitness. Maybe you've heard that strengthening your core...

Dr. Patrick Roth
September 6 2014

The Best Sleeping Positions For Every Ailment (Infographic)

There is little more refreshing than a great night of rest — but many of us struggle to feel comfortable lying down in bed. Is there an optimal way to...

September 3 2014

How My Patient Healed Her Back Pain By Learning To Forgive

As a spine surgeon, I see patients with devastating back problems whose lives I can transform with surgery. I also see people with acute injuries who...

Dr. David Hanscom
September 3 2014

How To Overcome The Emotional Causes Of Back Pain

I suffered from persistent back pain for years. It would come and go seemingly without warning. I'm the kind of person who likes to be in control, and...

Jon Slavet
September 2 2014

Acupuncture 101: What You Need To Know

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years throughout many parts of the world. But despite its long track record as a successful treatment for a...

Dr. Daniel Hsu
July 31 2014

Don't Get Injured! 7 Yoga Poses That Can Do More Harm Than Good

In yoga, when we push ourselves into poses or go beyond what feels good, we often stretch ligaments and tendons, making an area where we actually want...

Dr. Annie Neisen
July 30 2014