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Morning low back pain- cause and solution

February 16, 2018

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Sleep elongates the spine. On the left is a spine before bed rest; on the right is the same spine after bed rest: Notice the discs bulging more on the right, as well as how the spine is longer. This is why we’re taller in the morning. That elongation also means a lessening of our […]

What daily factors increase the risk of lower back pain in young athletes?

December 8, 2017

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Our reference, –Evaluation of factors associated with severe and frequent back pain in high school athletes We looked at a bunch of potential factors. Which ones correlated to having highly intense and frequent back pain in athletes 14-20 years old? When we say a bunch of potential factors, we mean a bunch. Association (χ2) and […]

Exercising in space- when spinal DEcompression is a concern for lower back pain

February 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

Looking at weather and back pain

October 21, 2015

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I’m a little late to this, but last year the following study was published, –Effect of Weather on Back Pain: Results From a Case-Crossover Study I was at a lower back pain conference recently, and actually ended up sitting next to one of the authors of this study, Chris Maher. Chris wrote a summary of the […]