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5 Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Back

Back strengthening exercises can help reduce or eliminate back pain. 

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Can My Doctor Prescribe a Standing Desk?

One common question from health-conscious workers is, "Do I need a doctor's note for standing desk requests to my employer?" No, but it can help your case. 

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Why You Should Learn How to Sleep On Your Back

How to learn to sleep on your back can be as easy as a commitment and a few good pillows. 

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Driving With Sciatica Tips

One of the exacerbating factors of sciatic pain is sitting for long periods of time, especially while driving. Here are a few driving with sciatica tips.

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Can You Use Medical Marijuana for Back Pain?

Considering medical marijuana for back pain? Here's what you should know. 

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How Much Does It Cost to See a Chiropractor?

The average cost of chiropractic visit depends on the chiropractor's education level, experience and access to specialized medical equipment. 

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How to Sit Comfortably With Sciatica

The best sitting position for sciatica is standing. 

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6 Bra Shopping Tips to Help Relieve Back Pain

Got back pain from bra line areas? The right bra type and fit can make a world of difference. Here's how to find it. 

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Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression is a treatment that has its critics and its champions. So, we ask the question, "does spinal decompression work?" 

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The Best Sitting Position for Lower Back Pain

FInding the best sitting position for lower back pain can make your days at the office enjoyable. It doesn't require fanc equipment either. 

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Getting Just the Right Massage Technique for Lower Back Pain

Many people turn to deep tissue massage for lower back pain when other interventions don't work. Learn more about what to focus on here. 

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Fixing Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fixing anterior pelvic tilt takes time, but you can use exercises and stretches to help put your pelvis back into proper alignment. 

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Shake If Off: The Health Benefits of Vibration Therapy

The benefits of vibration massage can include relief from back pain. 

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How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work? What to Know Before You Go

Wondering how does deep tissue massage work? Like its name suggests, this technique reaches the deeper layers of tissue, but it's not right for everyone. 

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4 Back-Friendly Reasons the ACA Endorses the FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Series

The ACA granted FlexiSpot its full endorsement for all four sit-stand desk models in the ClassicRiser series. 

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Three Movements, Three Workarounds: How to Protect Your Spine While Lifting Weights

It's important to know how to protect your back when lifting weights both to prevent injury and to maximize desired results. 

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You Won't Believe What Sitting All Day Actually Does to Your Butt

What can you do if you experience pain in your buttocks when sitting for long periods? 

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Are Your Genes to Blame for Your Back Problems?

Certain genetic changes may boost your likelihood of developing a congenital spinal deformity or other painful spinal problems. 

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Talking Back: How to Describe Back Pain to Your Doctor

To get the right treatment, you'll need to know who to see for back pain and how to describe it at the appointment. These tips can help. 

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What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

There's no need to wonder, "What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?" any longer. Use this guide to learn if OMT can help you. 

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Flying With Back Pain: Protecting Your Spine While Traveling

If you're flying with back pain, here are some tips on how to make your travel more comfortable. 

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Do Posture Braces Work? The Pros, Cons and Three Alternatives to Consider

Do posture braces work? The scientific evidence seems to be up in the air, but these pros, cons and alternatives might help you decide what's best for you. 

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Back Pain: Should You Try Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Care?

Back Pain: Should You Try Physical Therapy or Chiropractic Care? 

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What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Most people have back pain sometimes. But what if your back pain is caused by something from within the spine itself? What is Degenerative Disc Disease? 

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The Benefits of Back Massages Extend Beyond Relaxation

Massages for back pain are among the preventive health care activities that can really make a difference in your daily life. 

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How an Anti-Inflammatory Diet Can Help Your Back Pain

If you're looking for foods to alleviate back pain, try an anti-inflammatory diet. You'll have to eliminate a lot of foods, so here's how to start. 

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Up, Down, Up, Down: The Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Are you curious about the benefits of adjustable beds? Here's a brief guide to help you understand your options. 

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Choosing the Best Bag for Back Health

Better back health support starts with choosing (and wearing) a back-friendly bag. Learn more about picking the best bag for you. 

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Step by Step: Walking Apps and Your Back

Can walking help back pain? Walking apps can help you get your daily steps, which can keep you in shape and alleviate ailments like back pain. 

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Mental Tricks To Lessen Back Pain and Reduce Stress at Work

Try these mental tricks to reduce stress at work and alleviate back pain. 

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Finding Your "Sole" Mate: The Best Shoes for Your Back Health

From flats to high heels, how choosing the best shoes for back can offer back pain relief.
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What to Expect From a Chiropractic Manipulation

Back ache? Neck ache? Headache? You may want to learn more about what is a chiropractic manipulation, and what it can do for your spine health. 

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7 Ways to Avoid Back Pain as a New Parent

The next time you're feeling the aches and pains of parenthood, consider these tips to ease the load of back pain for new parents. 

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Managing Scoliosis in the Workplace

Managing scoliosis in the workplace can be daunting, but the right tools and your doctor's advice help you eliminate pain and stay productive. 

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What Pillow Is Best for Neck and Back Pain?

How to find the best pillow for back pain and neck pain management, and the best sleep position to go with them. 

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Manage Osteoarthritis in the Workplace

When you hear someone talk about "arthritis pain" it's likely they are talking about osteoarthritis. Learn how to manage osteoarthritis in the workplace. 

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How To Prevent Health Problems With Back Ergonomics in the Workplace

Learn how to prevent health problems with back ergonomics in the workplace. 

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The Dos and Don'ts of Back Surgery Recovery

These simple tips for back surgery recovery help you handle back pain at work and recover as safely as possible. 

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Biking and Your Back: Cycling Tips and Tricks

Biking is a beneficial, low-impact way to get daily exercise, but biking with back pain is not fun. Here are simple tips to avoid biking with back pain. 

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Choosing a Mattress That's Best for Your Back Pain

Choosing a mattress is a tricky business. There's a lot at stake, we spend hours a day in our beds, and a good night's sleep is crucial for our health. 

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How to Deal with Back Pain During Pregnancy

Having back pain during pregnancy is unfortunately a common complaint. Understanding the underlying causes and treatment options can optimize your comfort. 

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How To Tell the Difference Between Muscle Pain and Nerve Pain

Knowing whether you are experiencing muscle pain or nerve pain can be the first step in finding relief. 

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The Ultimate Guide to Back Pain Prevention

Back pain is a very common problem. It has been well established that it's a leading cause of job related disability in the U.S. This ambiguous topic involves many theories surrounding the best treatment. Quite frankly, it can leave your head spinning! Whether you have experienced back pain before and want to prevent it from happening ever again, or just want to avoid it all together, here is a full comprehensive list of what you can start doing now to prevent back pain while also improving your overall quality of life (bonus!).

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Is Your Child's Backpack Too Heavy? Proper Spine Care for the Younger Generation

Back pain isn't something only older adults need to worry about. Children can suffer from it too. The biggest contributor? A child's backpack weight. 

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What Actually Causes Disc Related Back Pain?

Addressing the ambiguities surrounding back health when you have a bulging disc. Learn what is causing the back pain and what to do aobut it. 

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7 Simple Exercises You Can Do at Work for Back Health

Today, it’s common knowledge that exercise is crucial to a healthy balanced life.  Choosing exercise that promotes muscle balance (strength, flexibility and coordination) can prevent a whole slew of joint issues. 

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How to Use the Alexander Technique for Back Pain Relief

The Alexander Technique is one of the best approaches for relieving back pain you’ve never heard of. For over 100 years, performers, athletes, and others have used it to alleviate tension, overcome injuries, and operate at their best.

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Yoga for Back Pain: 5 Easy Poses To Get Relief Now

Want to know how to relieve back pain fast? Yoga may be just the thing for you! Read this post to learn five easy, effective poses for back pain relief and spine health.

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How to Prevent and Alleviate Lower Back Pain While Driving

Everyone has a different reaction to the prospect of a long drive in the car. Little kids might whine and complain—or beg to watch a movie during the journey. Some people love road trips and would happily sign up for a 10-hour drive. But to others, a long drive sounds like a sentence to sit in excruciating pain while trapped in a moving vehicle. If you can relate, keep reading to find tips for how to prevent and alleviate back pain while driving.

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Back Benefits from a Standing Desk - and 5 Tips for Making the Switch

A very common ailment of office workers is back pain. Sitting at a desk all day at work puts unnecessary pressure on your spine and can lead to discomfort and injury. But trading in your traditional workstation for an adjustable standing desk can reduce that pressure and help to increase the health of your spine. Read on to find out why your back can’t stand all that sitting.

Sit or Stand – How Does Position Impact Your Spine?

Sitting for extended periods has been shown to shorten and harden abdominal and hamstring muscles. At first glance this change might not seem related to the spine, but the imbalance that it causes impinges on the rest of the body’s core, reducing spine alignment and muscle symmetry. Standing helps strengthen muscles in the core and legs – essential to general strength and to preventing spinal injury.

Slouching is also much more common while sitting, and dipping your head toward the computer screen can cause neck and back pain and eventually impact your spine’s curvature. Performing repetitive tasks, particularly while seated, puts stress on muscles and joints and increases the risk of back and neck injury such as spine misalignment, pinched nerves and degenerative discs.

One advantage of an adjustable desk – whether used for sitting or standing – is the ability to customize its height and provide an ergonomic advantage for your body, promoting good pos

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Back Pain can be Almost Unbearable... unless you smoke…then it gets worse…

Less than 20% of the population still smokes but proportionately more of those folks (or recent quitters) have more back problems than non-smokers.  It seems important to find out why.

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The Painful Relationship Between Obesity and Back Problems

While lower back pain is one of the most common disabilities worldwide, the underlying cause behind back pain is not always cut and dry. Lower back pain is rarely caused by a serious medical condition. It is far more common for back pain to be the result of lifestyle factors, such as activity level, posture, and age. Another factor that’s gaining attention as obesity rates rise around the world is the connection between back pain and weight gain.

Many people who are overweight or obese and experience back pain don’t realize that their excess weight may be causing their back pain. Yet there is a clear relationship between body mass index (BMI) and back pain.

One study found that people at a normal weight had the lowest risk for back pain, while people who are obese had the highest risk for back pain and were the most likely to require medical intervention. Another study conducted in 2017 by University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan reviewed medical data for 1,152 men between 1986 and 2009. The researchers found that a person’s BMI directly correlated to their rate of back problems.

Back Pain and Obesity: What’s the Connection?

While there is general consensus that a connection exists between back pain and obesity, researchers disagree about the causal relationship. Some believe the cause-and-effect is simple: extra weight pushes the pelvis forward, which places more strain on the lower back.

Other researchers believe that explanation is too simplistic, and doesn’t account for differences between people, even those of similar age, weight, an

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These Bad Habits Might Be Causing Your Back Pain

We all experience back pain sometimes. In fact, an estimated 31 million Americans experience back pain on any given day, and a whopping 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their life. While some cases of back pain are caused by serious underlying medical conditions, the majority are simply caused by lifestyle factors. That’s right – there may be things you do every day without even thinking about it that are causing your back pain.

If your back pain is caused by lifestyle factors, that’s actually good news. That means you can heal your back pain on your own, without going to the doctor, just by making some changes to your daily routine and adopting some healthy new habits.

When it comes to lifestyle factors that cause back pain, there are a handful of common culprits. These are the three worst offenders:

  • Lugging around heavy purses and briefcases
  • Wearing uncomfortable shoes with little to no arch support
  • Sitting all day long at your desk at work

Any of those behaviors sound familiar? If you’re like most Americans, you’re probably guilty of all three. So let’s explore how you can change the lifestyle factors causing your back pain to find relief from serious back pain – both now and in the future.

  1. Use a backpack.

The trend of giant, oversized bags started a few years ago and has no signs of slowing down. The downside is that if you make a bag bigger, we’ll find a way to fill it. So as bags get bigger, they also get heavier. Add to that the fact that more and more employees are issued company laptops that they lug from work to home and back again, and you get millions of Americans carrying around ridiculously heavy bags that weren’t designed for comfort. Men, don’t think you’re exempt – briefcases and messenger bags are just as ba

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To Overcome Your Back Pain, You Need to Understand It

Do you experience chronic or periodic back pain? If so, you’re not alone: over 80% of Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lives, and 31 million are suffering from back pain at any given time. In fact, lower back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and one of the most common reasons for missing work. That’s not surprising when you consider that half of all working Americans will experience back pain every year.

So what’s causing this epidemic of back pain, and what can we do about it?

Causes of Back Pain

The spine is one of the most complex and interconnected anatomical structures in the human body, and because it is subject to so many daily stressors, it is also one of the most prone to injury. It is often difficult to locate the origin of back pain because it is made up of so many different bones, vertebrae, joints, ligaments, nerves, discs, and muscles – any one of which could be causing or exacerbating the pain. The overlap between these different anatomical structures also makes it hard for your brain to differentiate one from another to locate the origin of the pain.

Some of the most common causes of back pain include:

  • Muscle or ligament strain/sprain
  • Spinal nerve compression
  • Lumbar herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Compression fracture

However, most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic in origin, meaning that they are not caused by a serious underlying medical condition. If you’re experiencing back pain, you migh

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5 Effective Treatments for Lower Back Pain

What would you guess is the most common reason for missing work is among Americans? The flu? The common cold? Those are up there, but in fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons given for missed work. It’s also the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, following upper-respiratory infections.

If that number seems high, so will this one: over 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime. And that number is rising. Since 1998, the percentage of Americans who report experiencing back pain in the last three months has risen from 29.5% to 33.7%, and 30% of those say it impacted their ability to work. Americans spend $50 billion every year on treating back pain, and $100 million in indirect costs – such as lost wages and productivity.

The culprit behind back pain isn’t hard to identify. Most cases of back pain are non-organic, meaning they aren’t caused by serious medical conditions such as inflammatory arthritis, fracture, or cancer. Here’s a hint: Of those who experience lower back pain, 54% report spending the majority of their workday seated. The primary culprit of our growing back problem is our sedentary lifestyle.

If you’re one of the 33.7% of Americans who have experienced back pain within the past three months, we have some tips for how to cope with or even eliminate the pain. Try these 5 effective treatments for lower back pain.

  1. Yoga

Yoga is trendy right now – but it’s not all about cute yoga gear and 

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Bad Posture Leads to Back and Neck Pain

Do you suffer from back or neck pain?  If so, you are not alone.  University of Carolina researchers found that 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain in their lifetime with losses of over $100 billion a year stemming from decreased worker efficiency and healthcare costs.  Back pain appears to be on the rise, especially with the advent of technology.  Children grow up hunched over phones and tablets playing games only to grow up finding themselves hunched over their keyboard at work.  According to the European Journal of Pain, there is a correlation between age and back pain, with a 13% increase in chances of death for those with chronic back pain in later life.

Posture Pump states that most back and neck pain is attributed to poor posture.  Since the neck and spine are connected, a problem in one area can lead to problems in the other.  When you are slumped over your computer you are putting a lot of pressure on the muscles in your neck and back leading to aches and pains.   Spine Health confirms that this long exposure to poor posture puts unneeded stress on one’s joints, muscles, and spine leading to further pain.

The importance of good posture is clear for our health and well-being.  What is the ideal posture then?  The Cleveland Clinic states that one should sit

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Using Proper Lifting Technique to Avoid Back Injury

Back pain is a complex condition that continues to pose a significant health burden on individuals, employers, and society as a whole, despite a range of interventions that have been developed to reduce its impact. In fact, it has been estimated that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point during their lifetime, and up to one thirdof the population suffers from some type of back discomfort at any given time. Not only does back pain interfere with daily routines, recreational activities, and work productivity, it’s also one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention.  

Causes of Back Pain

While some cases of back pain develop gradually over time due to issues such as poor posture, repetitive strain, or uncomfortable working positions, many cases develop after a specific incident, such as bending or lifting awkwardly, or lifting a heavy weight. Therefore, one of the best ways to prevent back injury is to use proper lifting technique, especially when lifting heavy objects.  

Proper Lifting Technique

Many people believe that they know how to lift correctly, and are surprised when they suffer a back injury when performing a simple lift. It’s therefore important to review proper lifting techniques from time to time to avoid injury. To begin, before you attempt a lift, you should check your surroundings to ensure that it’s safe to begin your lift. There should be a clear path for you to carry the object, and make sure that you know exactly where you are going to put the object down. Additionally, avoid walking on uneven or slippery surfaces when you are lifting or carrying an object as this only increases yo

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Why an MRI is Unnecessary for Low Back Pain

With statistics showing that low back pain affects approximately 80% of the population at least once in their life, chances are you have had low back pain or know someone who has experienced it.  Despite a large amount of research and information out there related to low back pain, treatment can be ambiguous.  When dealing with your spine health, it is important to know the facts so you can make an educated decision for treatment.

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Adult Scoliosis: Overcoming Pain and Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Left unchecked, scoliosis can get worse over time, but with a little care, you can beat the pain and fatigue and maintain a strong, healthy spine throughout your life. Read this article for some great ways to give your spine some love, reduce symptoms, and maintain your mobility.

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Stress and Back Pain: 8 Ways to Get Relief for Both

Most people think of back pain as a physical issue, but stress and negative emotions often contribute. If you’re stuck with ongoing discomfort, or even disability, knowing how to address the emotional side of pain can help you change the situation.

Pain sufferers often overlook or avoid emotional contributors to pain because of pressure to perform, shame about emotional challenges, and a lack of support for developing emotional health.

Thankfully, the situation is changing. Groundbreaking work by physicians like Dr. John Sarno has shed light on the connection between emotion and pain and provided relief to thousands.

The growing popularity of emotional intelligence and mindfulness practices has also been shifting attitudes toward emotions, and new scientific findings are providing physical proof of the mind-body connection.

Solutions for Reducing Stress and Relieving Pain

So let’s look at a few simple ways to get started taking some of the emotional weight off your back.

1. The TMS Approach

In his bestselling book Healing Back Pain, Dr. Sarno described a new diagnosis for chronic pain, which he termed Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) and a simple approach to resolve it.

He believed that ongoing emotional stress, especially unconscious anger, causes the body to tighten, which prevents your muscles from getting enough oxygen. When that happens, you get pain.

He found over many decades working with thousands of patients that simply by understanding their condition as emotional, they often got better.

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Bulging Disc Symptoms and Remedies

How can you know if you have a bulging disc, and if you do, what can you do about it? 

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How Employers Can Reduce Back Pain With a Wellness Program Approach

With a little creativity, employers can reduce back pain in their staff, which can increase productivity and well-being in the long run. Here's how. 

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Try These Stretches To Help Back Pain at Work

Sitting in a chair all day can take a toll on your back — lower back pain can be especially acute. Try these stretches to help back pain.