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Chronic Back Pain

You Are Sitting in the Middle of a Back Pain Epidemic

Vijay Vad, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Vijay Vad, M.D.

Prolonged sitting, like at a computer, puts a kind of chokehold on the disc, cutting off the blood supply it needs. This combination of pressure and the concurrent decrease in blood and the nutrients it carries to the discs increases the back's risk of injury.

Practicing Bad Medicine

Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH

Many people are demanding better oversight of drug manufacturers in the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. But few people are asking an even more important question: Why were these patients getting questionable -- and mostly unnecessary -- steroid injections in the first place?

Another Health Benefit Of Yoga: Easing Back Pain

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

The spiritual element in yoga is difficult to capture in large groups, but with researchers like the group in Seattle thinking about these problems, going forward we are likely to find answers.

Catherine Pearson

Another Health Benefit Of Yoga?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study adds more weight to what yogis have long believed: Yoga can help combat chronic low back pain. In the study, published Monday in the Ar...