Back pain is one of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of Americans will suffer from at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime. Back pain can range from mildly annoying... Read more
It’s a common problem for many who exercise. It makes everyday activity difficult, and scares a lot of people away from any physical activity. It’s lower back pain. For those of you who suffer from it, there is hope. While there... Read more
Exercise beginners usually try to make up for lost time by going all out their first week. The result? Injury or intense soreness. Pain does not necessarily mean gain.
Many injuries occur at joints, where bones meet and provide motion. An enormo... Read more
Pain presents itself in myriad forms: the immediate, throbbing sensation of stubbing a toe; the nagging, stinging burn of a sore throat; the take-your-breath-away feeling when you move your "bad back" in the wrong way; the heaviness of lift... Read more
My mom used to love aerobics. Back in the '80s, she had an electric blue workout outfit that I liked to wear when I played dress up. She did Jane Fonda's toning tapes in front of the TV, walked (with her Walkman) in the mornings with a fr... Read more
Thanksgiving break was horrible. I got off track and ate whatever was handed to me, but after returning home I was determined to end 2013 strong. So on December 1st i vowed to myself to end the year strong. Today i weighed myself and after a week of... Read more
I really need to work on some upper body strength. I cannot stand for any long period of time without my upper back hurting between my "wing" bones (and I mean horribly). The muscles are so weak that they don't like to try and support my upright posi... Read more
Hey everyone. My name is Angela and I've been an on and off member of SP for a few years now. Hoping to meet some new supportive friends on here. Please feel free to add me.. I would love some extra support and will do my part to support you as well.... Read more
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I'm finding my experience using the site has really deteriorated since it was turned off. I don't spend as much time on the site because it's just a pain to move around it and get to the areas I want t... Read more
Hi all, I'm just rejoining SparkPeople because I'm out of control with my eating. I just reread / relived my first experience of joining back in 2009 (before wedding, before baby). It was actually extra motivating (and nostalgic) to read my old goa... Read more
My arthritis is mild, but I have pain from sciatica and bone pain from cancer. This workout is easy and gentle on the joints, and it's for any age. The gentle stretching really helps with my back pain. You can do the workout standing, seated, or stan... Read more
It is sometimes really hard to workout when you have back pain. But I find that doing some light stretches be it Yoga or Regular is good to do too. Stretching helps keep you flexible and my even help with the pain.... Read more
The remedy for back pain used to be rest and more rest. But recent guidelines say that the key to beating back pain is in staying active. Here, how to treat and prevent an aching back.
How to Treat Back Pain
There's nothing like all-consu... Read more
By Sandra Gordon, Family Circle
Count yourself lucky if you've never groaned about your back. Fact is, the majority of us (80 percent) will deal with back pain at some point. It's one of the most common reasons for a doctor visit. Deciding how to t... Read more
I had a short respite this past Saturday and I really thought my back was feeling better. Apparently that was my one day to feel great because yesterday it was hurting a bit but today it is terrible again. I finally called to make an appointment wi... Read more
I am always in pain in most of my body. 24 The last three days I noticed my back was acting up more than usual. Yesterday turned out to be a very busy day. Not good for my back. Hubbie wanted to get our grocery shopping done yesterday. I really... Read more
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