Latest Back Stories
By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune Jul. 6--For years I've been plagued by excess muscle tension in my neck, shoulders and back. I do breath work and yoga. I get massages. I drink wine. But the minute I stop, the tightness creeps back in.
I t's a common misconception that riding keeps us fit," says sports scientist Jon Pitts. In truth, poor heart rates combined with the fact that riding anatomically is not so good for our bodies, it's the very opposite.
About 85 percent of more than 500 recreational cyclists involved in a Department of Kinesiology study at California State University reported one or more injuries from what doctors call "overuse." The most common complaints involved pain in the neck, knees, groin and buttocks, hands and back.
Malibu-based "Doctor on Tour" for Cher, Janet Jackson, Madonna and Tina Turner, Dr. Stacey Smith, has created the TriggerTriangle, a unique tool designed to relieve pain and tension throughout the body.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For workers with disabling back pain, a supervised exercise program combining resistance training to strengthen the muscles of the lower back with exercises designed to improve flexibility and coordination may help them return to work, a study shows.
Golfers with low-back pain may be helped by a University of Pittsburgh research study, the findings of which may assist clinicians in designing appropriate back-specific exercise programs for golfers to prevent or rehabilitate low-back injury.
Back pain is one of the most common ailments people endure and is one of the most frequent reasons for visits to the chiropractor or orthopedic doctor. There are many factors that can contribute to back pain. Among the most frequent today are obesity and lack of exercise, each of which can be reversed.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly women with curved spines may be able to improve their balance and lower their risk of falls by using a weighted support device for their backs and participating in an exercise program, according to new study findings.
Good posture, a phone headset and frequent breaks can help prevent arthritis from holding people back at work, according to an expert.
Nathan Buckwalter, 26, lives in his own East Lampeter Township apartment. He drives his 1991 Dodge Sprint to his job as a cashier at McDonald's on Greenfield Road. At first glance, this doesn't sound remarkable. But it is. Buckwalter was born with cerebral palsy.
The spotted saddle horse is a gaited breed of light riding horse that was developed in the United States by crossbreeding small gaited pinto ponies of Spanish descent with larger American breeds like the Standardbred and the Morgan horse. Other gaited breeds were introduced into the bloodline after the American Civil War, including the Tennessee walking horse, Paso Fino, and American Mustangs. It was selectively bred for its pinto coloration and its use as a general riding horse. The two...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.