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
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
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
If you live with chronic pain, whether from pounding headaches, an autoimmune disorder or an old injury gone awry, you know how difficult it can be to get to sleep. And when you can’t rest, pain increases, making it harder and harder to break t... 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
I was ill for about 18 months, I did nothing to. Get involved in any major moves toward losing weight and being healthy. I need advice, encouragement, good recipes , and some good old common sence. I am 74y.o. I live with a good husband, our chil... Read more
My name is Stef and I am a great fitness and karaté enthusiast. I always lifted weights, attended karaté class 2-3 times a week and I also love to run.
After my doctor let me know I might have had a herniated disc my motivat... Read more
I had a pretty nasty cold that began Monday night, and missed work Tuesday and Wednesday. At some point between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, the inside of my left knee started to feel as though I had injured it. I'm completely at a loss... Read more
I'm returning to Spark People! I previously lost 30 pounds, however after a bad break-up I gained a bit back. So here I am again getting myself back together, healing, and beginning to come back to life. Thanks Spark People! It's good to be back!... Read more
My boss offered to buy me some Starbuck's coffee, and I was somewhat excited since this will be the first time to order out and trying to be health conscious at the same time. Well, I ordered a grande Iced Caramel Macchiato and my boss's order was a... Read more
I have used the excuse of pain from neuropathy and low back to keep me from going back to exercising. I chose this week to plug ahead despite pain.Secret: It is easier to excuse ourselves away than doing what we can in small doses.306... 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've made my goal of working up to walking for an hour -- 61 minutes as of this morning. But for much of the time I'm walking, I'm experiencing lower pack pain. Not agonizing, but more than the dull pain that I often feel. The dilemma for me is to... Read more
I am having to take a break from the gym. I have no idea what is going on with my back. I've been experiencing some really sharp pain in my lower back. I thought it was just a period thing, but I have never had my back hurt like this before. I can ha... Read more
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