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2010-04-19 15:52:13

IRSST and Universite de Montreal study on treatment of common disability Montreal -- Low back pain (or lumbago) is a common ailment often triggered by something as simple as lifting a suitcase. What is the best way to remedy the situation? An exercise machine designed specifically for back muscles could be the solution according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine. "If you want to bring about physiological change to help the development and...

2010-03-22 15:05:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedX Limited, the manufacturer and global distributor of MedX®-branded medical exercise and fitness equipment and a subsidiary of WellTek Incorporated (OTC Bulletin Board: WTKN), today announced the completion of another sale to the U.S. Military. The Company intends to secure contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense to not only provide equipment, but also to provide services which will prevent and/or rehabilitate...

2009-11-18 14:32:47

Study finds physiological changes in one muscle help ease pain Strength training exercises using dumbbells can reduce pain and improve function in the trapezius muscle, the large muscle which extends from the back of the head, down the neck and into the upper back. The exercises also improve the muscle's ability to respond quickly and forcefully among women suffering trapezius myalgia, a tenderness and tightness in the upper trapezius muscle. The results are the latest findings from an...

2009-10-16 07:00:00

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialists at the Texas Back Institute are honoring National Spine Health Day, today, by providing exercises to keep your back in tiptop shape. The day is designated to bring attention and awareness to the pervasive problem of back pain, and the experts at the Texas Back Institute reveal astonishing back facts to keep spine health top of mind. The problem of back pain is widespreadaffecting nine out of 10 adults at one point or another during...

2009-09-21 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey from the American Pain Foundation says economic pain from the recession is contributing to acute, or short-term, physical pain for Americans. According to the survey, released today during National Pain Awareness Month, 68 percent of people who experienced acute back pain or other minor muscle strains and sprains in the past year said that the recession caused, increased or affected their pain, often because of greater stress and working...

2009-06-10 10:16:00

Accurately Locates the Origin of Pain While Reducing Healthcare Costs AKRON, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new technology that revolutionizes the way low back pain is diagnosed and treated, while also significantly reducing healthcare costs, has been introduced by SpineMatrix(R) Inc., an Akron, Ohio-based medical technology company that specializes in advanced spinal diagnostics. SpineMatrix's new, non-invasive Lumbar Matrix(TM) Scan uses high-speed computer processing of thousands of...

2009-06-09 06:03:00

New Back-Up Accelerator Leverages OneFS Operating System to Speed Back-up to Tape while Dramatically Simplifying Back-up Management SEATTLE, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isilon(R) Systems (Nasdaq: ISLN), the proven leader in scale-out NAS, today announced the release of its Back-up Accelerator, advancing performance and simplicity for file-based data back-up to maximize efficiency while minimizing the risk of business-critical data loss. Combining Isilon's new OneFS(R) 5.5 operating...

2009-05-19 18:35:00

Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon underwent a back procedure Monday to lessen pain that has gotten progressively worse. I had a facet block procedure done on my back on Monday, and it went well, Gordon said. I was a little sore after the procedure, but I'll definitely take that brief bit of soreness if it stops the recurring back pain I've had. It's too early to tell if that fixed the problem. The procedure involved an injection of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory into...

2009-05-08 17:11:25

Many of life's aches and pains can be due to poor posture, a U.S. physical therapist says. Poor posture can lead to loss of shoulder motion, chronic pain, walking deficits, neck-related headaches, the inability to exercise, Dr. Greg Thielman of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia says in a statement. However, aside from contributing to a good appearance, the long-term benefits of proper posture include helping to decrease abnormal wearing of joint surfaces, lessening stress on the...

2009-04-19 10:27:54

Pop singer Madonna suffered minor injuries in Bridgehampton, N.Y., when she was thrown from a horse that had been spooked, a record label official says. Liz Rosenberg of Warner Bros. Records said in a statement that the Material Girl singer suffered minor injuries and bruises when the horse she was riding on was startled by photographers, CNN said Sunday. Rosenberg said the photographers involved in Saturday's incident jumped from bushes to photograph Madonna, 50, who was visiting with...