‘iPosture’ Blamed for Surging Back Pain Among Young Adults

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

Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

A recent article in the “Clinical Journal of Pain” describes a rigorous effort to settle the question as to whether yoga truly helps chronic pain—in this case chronic low back pain. The researchers systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials comparing yoga to control conditions in patients with low back pain, with the goal of trying to… Continue Reading Yoga for Chronic Low Back Pain

School Desks and Chronic Back Pain

Undersize school chairs, low desks and overweight backpacks are contributing to chronic back pain in adolescents, according to a study from researchers in Portugal to be published in the International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Ana Assunção and colleagues in the Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory, at the University of Lisbon, carried out a… Continue Reading School Desks and Chronic Back Pain