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Could you have a herniated disc? Treatment options for back and leg pain

Muscular back pain is extremely common. In fact, eight out of 10 adults experience debilitating back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Thankfully, back pain usually gets better with time and physical rehabilitation. However, some forms of back pain are caused by structural problems in the discs, which can cause pinching of …

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Curved back: Treatment options for adult scoliosis

A curved back is often called many names — some people will refer to it as a curve, a hump, an “S shape” or scoliosis, the technical term for a sideways curvature of the spine. Often times, different forms of spinal malalignment will be referred to simply as scoliosis and in most instances, there is …

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Neck and arm pain? What to do about a pinched nerve

A common cause of neck and arm pain is a pinched nerve, also known as cervical radiculopathy. Several structures in the cervical spine can cause pressure on a nerve as it branches from the spinal cord to travel down your arm where it provides motor and sensory function.   Two of the most common culprits behind …

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What is scoliosis? Everything you need to know

The spine plays an important role in your body structure, keeping you upright and connecting different parts of your skeleton. But your spine is something you probably think of rarely — unless you have scoliosis. Scoliosis is defined as sideways curvature of the spine that results in an “s” or “c” shape. Mild cases of …

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5 myths people believe about lower back pain

Your health risks change as you age, but lower back pain is virtually ubiquitous throughout the human lifespan. An estimated 80 percent of the population will experience at least one episode of low back pain at some point in life. Lower back pain is now the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 540 …

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Martial arts instructor thriving, pain-free after spinal surgery

Kurt Clauser spent the day as he had spent most Saturdays since the late 1980s: honing his mind and body to perfect his martial arts technique. But unbeknownst to Kurt, this particular Saturday would have a much different ending. The next morning, Kurt, 54, awoke in his Rowlett home in debilitating pain. “It felt like …

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Gua sha: The Chinese facial tool for healthy skin and pain relief

Traditional Chinese medicine includes more than just acupuncture. If you follow any health and wellness gurus on Instagram you have likely seen some of the other natural techniques gaining traction here in the U.S — cupping, Chinese herbal medicine and auricular therapy to name a few. But one technique that has gained recent popularity is …

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Lower back pain? Yoga might be the treatment for you

If you work at a desk all day, are on your feet a lot, commute long distances or are required to carry heavy loads — like young children — chances are that your lower back complains from time to time. Sometimes our daily repetitive activities cause chronic, recurring pain. You might have tried over-the-counter painkillers, …

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