• How Your Desk Job Could Be Negatively Affecting Your Back and Spine

    Throughout human history, we’ve never been as sedentary as we are today. While our ancestors relied on physical fitness for their livelihood—using it to hunt, fish, fight, and build shelter—we now trust modern technology and machinery to do most of the work for us. At the same time, an increase in sedentary behaviors like playing video games and watching TV has caused many of...
  • 7 Potential Causes of a Stiff Lower Back

    When your back muscles are stiff, it may feel like you can barely move. Muscles in the back have a tendency to seize up, preventing you from moving within your full range of motion and making your body feel almost frozen. Surprisingly, there are a number of reasons why stiff backs occur, and finding out what triggered yours is the first step in seeking...
  • 5 Exercises to Help with Lower Back Pain

    If you’re experiencing lower back pain, it may be beneficial to incorporate some stretching and strength-building exercises into your routine. Strengthening the back muscles better supports your spine, which can relieve pressure and pain. However, not all exercises are beneficial for back pain sufferers, and care should always be taken. In fact, some exercises may actually be harmful. Avoid any exercises that put pressure...
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