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Physical Activity and Low Back Pain..

Date: March 30, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

It's common for individuals with low back pain to avoid any movement they feel may worsen their condition. Over time, this behavior can lead to deconditioned back muscles, setting the stage for either prolonged back pain or later recurrence. That's one reason why treatment guidelines recommend patients continue to be active during the recovery process. But what about physical activity before back pain occurs? Does exercise reduce one's risk for back pain in the first place? In a 2019 study, researchers.... <view entire article>





Exercises to Reduce Neck Pain Risk..

Date: March 29, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

As desktop computers, laptops, tablets, e-readers, and smartphones take greater importance in our lives, more and more people are consulting with healthcare providers for musculoskeletal conditions like neck pain. Why is this the case, and are there things that can be done to reduce one's risk for neck pain in today's modern world? When using electronic devices, it's common for individuals to lean forward and/or look downward. When the head rests in front of the neck and shoulders, the muscles in.... <view entire article>





Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Linked to Migraine Headaches..

Date: March 28, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it passes through the wrist that's characterized by pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in select parts of the hand. The result of a 2019 study suggests that CTS may be associated with migraine headaches. How can these two seemingly disparate conditions be related? The study itself analyzed data gathered from a survey of nearly 26,000 adults in the United States. In particular, the researchers looked at.... <view entire article>





Knee Injuries in Youth Soccer Players..

Date: March 27, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

There are over 3 million registered youth soccer players in the United States. While playing organized sports offers many benefits to children and teens, the activity also comes with the possibility of injury-especially knee injuries among female players. There are two types of injuries associated with soccer: acute and overuse. Acute injuries have an immediate onset of symptoms and, typically, a clear cause of injury. For example, a player twists their ankle while making a sudden change in direction. Overuse injuries.... <view entire article>





How the Brain Changes After Whiplash..

Date: March 26, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

Whiplash associated disorders (WAD) is a term applied to a constellation of symptoms that can arise following a motor vehicle collision (MVC), slip and fall, or sports injury. It's estimated that up to 25% of WAD patients fail to fully recover from their injury and new research suggests this may be due to changes in the brain. Past studies have reported that chronic WAD (cWAD) patients are more sensitive to stimuli like a pin prick than individuals without WAD. This is.... <view entire article>





The Many Benefits of Fasting..

Date: March 25, 2020 | Time: 12:00pm

The term "intermittent fasting" (IF) describes a variety of eating patterns in which an individual restricts calories for a given timeframe, which typically ranges from twelve hours to several days on a recurring basis. The current research suggests that IF optimizes physiological function, enhances performance, and can slow the aging and disease processes. But how does it do that? Autophagy: This is the body's natural process that removes old, broken down dysfunctional cell parts and proteins, including cells that may become.... <view entire article>