A fresh Stanford University study on lower back pain reveals good news: Just a little exercise can go a long way. It doesn’t take much, said Dr. Matthew Smuck, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford and the study’s lead author. Extending physical activities by less than 20 minutes a day will do the trick.
Back pain not only takes a toll on the quality of employees’ lives but affects workers’ productivity as well. Nearly one in four U.S. employees report experiencing lower-back pain, costing businesses $51,400 annually per 100 employees in lost productivity and medical treatments, a 2013 report by the nonprofit Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) found. Lost work… Continue Reading Managing Low-Back Pain Linked to Higher Productivity
Back pain, especially lower back pain, is an ailment that will affect more than 85 percent of Americans at some point. For those that suffer from chronic back pain, looking for natural ways to alleviate pain is much preferable to living on pain meds. Often, these painkillers don’t offer much relief and only treat the… Continue Reading 7 Simple, Easy Tips to Ease Back Pain
The more obese a person is, the more likely the risk that they will suffer from low back pain, but they may be able to reduce the odds by engaging in a moderate amount of exercise, according to research. The research paper is the latest to link weight and exercise to one of the most… Continue Reading Study Shows Exercise Eases, Obesity Worsens Back Pain
84% of 18 to 24-year-olds reported experiencing back pain during the past year, according to a survey conducted by U.K. health provider Simplyhealth. Young adults lost 1.5 more days of work on average due to back pain than older adults. Slumping shoulders, a slouching middle and a lower back that’s constantly compressed from sitting: It’s… Continue Reading ‘iPosture’ Blamed for Surging Back Pain Among Young Adults