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    1. How to Protect Your Back

      You’ve just helped your friend carry loads of heavy boxes into his new apartment and now your back is hurting. Not only that, but you’ve planned a long car trip for the next few days. All of a sudden, you’re filled with trepidation at the thought of all those hours spent sitting. No doubt, back pain

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    2. Don’t Let Low Back Pain Ruin Sex

      When it comes to your sex life, low back pain can have serious impact. You may start avoiding bedroom encounters for fear of triggering more pain, and if your partner gets no explanation for your seeming loss of interest, your relationship may feel strained, too. That’s why people with chronic back

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    3. Medications for Low Back Pain

      About one in four Americans has experienced low back pain within the past three months, making it one of the most common types of pain and the most frequent cause of disability in adults under 45. Although pain medication can’t actually heal a back injury, it can relieve pain and open a window for o

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    4. Managing Your Back Pain at Home

      If you got up this morning and thought, “Ugh, my back hurts,” you’re not alone. About one in five Americans reports having experienced back pain at least once during the previous month. So, should you go to the doctor? Not necessarily. Most low back pain resolves on its own within about four to six

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    5. When to See Your Doctor About Back Pain

      How do you know when that achy pain in your back is more than you can handle alone? Experts agree -- if your back pain is in conjunction with any of the following symptoms, skip the at-home remedies for in-office help.  There are several red flags that doctors look for when evaluating low back pain.

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    6. Emotional Aspects of Low Back Pain

      You can eat a healthy diet, exercise religiously, and follow every single one of your doctor's recommendations -- but no matter how healthy or well-conditioned your body may be, at some point, your lower back is almost destined to cause you problems. For most people, low back pain is just a minor an

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    7. Top Causes of Chronic Low Back Pain

      It's hard to find any part of Elin Laird's life that hasn't been touched by pain. "I can't stand for too long. I can't sit for too long. Pretty much if I'm at home, I'm lying in bed," says the 39-year-old single mother. "I can't be as active in my son's life. I can't travel as much. I've lost so muc

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    8. How to Wreck Your Back

      For many people, back pain seems like an unavoidable discomfort. But you may have more control than you think. You can wreck your back in any number of ways, but a few major offenders stand out: Not stretching, not paying attention to your movements, and years of wear and tear, says Nick Shamie, MD,

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    9. The Truth About Back Surgery

      By Toni Gerber Hope & Susan Ince Of the 56 million Americans who have back pain, only 5 percent need surgery. Here's how to protect yourself and find relief that really works. There's an old joke in medicine: A man goes to the doctor because he has a miserable cold. His doctor prescribes some pills,

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    10. What Is Your Back Pain Telling You?

      You may have heard that it's our body's way of sending us a message. But when back pain first arrives, what it tells you may not be the truth -- or, at least, not the whole story. What you think: "I need tests to find out what's going on" The reality: You can feel better without seeing the doctor Yo

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