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June 5th, 2017
Dr. Kaliq Chang of Atlantic Spine Center Offers Advice, Tips on How to Avoid Back Injury When Strength Training or Simply Just Lifting Technique, technique, technique – with a dash of common sense. Those are the ingredients for avoiding back injury when either lifting weights for strength training and exercise or simply lifting heavy objects, […]
December 20th, 2016
By Tom Macek, M.D. The holidays are a time when everyone is encouraged to be of good cheer. But this joyous time of year is a lot less merry for those suffering from chronic bad backs, migraines, arthritis and other pain-inducing ailments. “Any kind of pain can seriously affect your quality of life,” says Dr. […]
November 16th, 2016
By David Borenstein MD, Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com Prescription opioid or narcotic use is associated with an increasing number of deaths with approximately 20,000 victims in 2014 according to the National Center for Health Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These unfortunate deaths have brought into question the benefit of opioid analgesics in […]
April 29th, 2016
Maintaining muscle strength through regular exercise as we age can help combat natural muscle loss, or sarcopenia. By Joan Pagano Sarco-What? Sarcopenia is the natural loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with aging. If you are over 40, you are already experiencing creeping muscle loss. Is it reversible? Yes—but only with an appropriate […]
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February 25th, 2016
By David Borenstein, MD Executive Editor, theSpineCommunity.com About 80 percent of the world’s population has an episode of low back pain sometime during their lives. Wouldn’t it be great if we had a way to prevent some of those episodes? You’d think that we’d already figured this problem out since we’ve been at risk for […]
January 26th, 2016
As I watched the snow falling at my front door, I knew that shoveling was in my future. I had done this task countless times since we lived in Maryland, and knew that I would have to gather up my ski pants and long underwear to be warm enough to do the task without getting […]