Ergonomic Advice

Woman suffering from back pain while working with laptop at office

Got a Bruised Spine Feeling? 5 Potential Causes

Let’s face it, no matter what our age we all are going to have the occasional back pain. Back pain (little or large) can span from teenage years to a seasoned adult...

Different kinds of ergonomic chair no wheels

Things to Consider When Buying A Desk Chair Without Wheels

Office chairs with wheels are not the only choice when choosing an ergonomic chair...

A Short Guide for an Ergonomic Desk Set-Up

A Short Guide for an Ergonomic Desk Set-Up

Now that you are working remotely, it is important to adhere to an ergonomic office to keep your physical and mental health in top shape...

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The Ergonomic Office Chair OC3B: Why It Should Be in Your Workstation

Low back pain is among the common occupational health-related risks among office workers...

The benefits of a standing desk

New Research Reignites Debate Over Stand Up and Sit-down Desk

Researchers are saying standing up burns more calories than sitting down, but the number of benefits still varies from study to study...

What standing desk to choose

Standing Desk Comparison: Electric Desk vs. Crank Desk vs. Converter Desk

Research has shown that between 50-70% of the world population is sitting for more than six hours a day...

Ergonomic Wobble Stool vs Ergonomic Office Chair: Which One Should You Get?

Ergonomic Wobble Stool vs Ergonomic Office Chair: Which One Should You Get?

These two seats may be worlds apart but both offer more benefits than a traditional chair. But which one should you get?

Improper Posture

Improper Posture Can Get the Best of You

It takes more than just standing up straight to look your best to have good posture.

A home office setup with ergonomic chairs

Work from Home: How to Choose an Ergonomic Chair for Home Office

One of the obstacles seen in working from home is the lack of ergonomic chairs for an office setup in the same conditions as in the office...

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The Dangers of Excessive Standing

Numerous articles have warned about the health risks of sitting all day, ranging from short-term neck and upper back pain to long-term cardiovascular issues...

Treating Back Pain without Invasive Surgery

Non-Surgical Ways to Treat Back Pain

Back pain is an extremely difficult physical condition to deal with and we are certain you have been seeking solutions for yours...

Fun Hobbies That Help With Your Child’s Mental Health Through This Pandemic

Fun Hobbies That Help With Your Child’s Mental Health Through This Pandemic

Go pack up the kids’ crayons and books because here are some fun hobbies that you and your children can do together to help curb the loneliness this pandemic brings...

The Multi-Talented Artist’s Studio

The Multi-Talented Artist’s Studio

The multi-talented artist deserves a studio that would cater to every mask that he has...

Standing desk

6 Signs You Might Need a Standing Desk

Standing desks are all the rage nowadays...

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Muscle Science and Defying Gravity

We feel the presence of gravity all around us everyday...

A worker enjoying the benefits of a task chair

What is an Ergonomic Task Chair? How is it Different from a Desk Chair?

Getting the right task chair at work is critical for productivity and health for the worker to enjoy a healthier life...

Tips to boost spine health

Self-Care Tips to Boost Your Spine Health

Thousands of people are affected by spinal pain and injuries every day.

Arts and Crafts

Rainbow Experiment

A good way to keep children constantly curious is by engaging them in activities that will give them the opportunity to practice critical thinking...

A man sitting on a desk and using 3 computers for his work

The Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Legs

Do you have a desk job, and therefore end up sitting for prolonged periods?

Support For The WFH Employee

Support For The WFH Employee

Thinking of ways to show your support for your work-from-home employee? Here are a few simple tips to get started...

Pizza

Mini Pizza

Having movie night at home with friends or family but can’t quite think of a fun snack idea that you can all share?

Caricature of showing the health problems of sitting all day

Knowing what good standing desk ergonomics means

Proper workplace ergonomics will reduce musculoskeletal disorders such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome and also reduce the chances of back and neck pain...

Saying no to Sugary food like white bread

How to Stay Energized On a Low-Carb Diet Using Vibration Plate

When I started my spiritual journey a year ago. I’ve realized a lot of things about what I eat...

a person in a meditative state.

Putting up a Meditation Nook Using A Standing Desk

Meditation is a practice wherein you will use mindfulness as a technique. ..

 a man relaxing on the chair

The Benefits of Relieving Stress while on an Ergonomic Chair

Every day, we are facing a lot of hurdles and hassles- from technical glitches you encounter while sending email to the microwave oven that stopped working this morning...

A standing desk mat

Importance of a Mat for Standing Desk

Standing on hard and soft floors for long periods can be tiresome and uncomfortable for the legs, a mat for a standing desk is ideal to relieve the legs...

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How Does Poor Posture Affect Your Productivity?

You have probably encountered one of the side effects of getting a sedentary job if you have ever struggled after a long day of sitting at your desk and feeling so stiff you could not move...

Types of Standing Desks and Their Benefits

5 Types of Standing Desks and Their Benefits

It’s been a long time coming, but standing desks are finally having their time in the sun...

comhar standing desk

The Comhar All-in-One Standing Desk Glass Top-48" W and the Home Office All-in-One Desk Bike/Bike Workstation V9: A Comparison

Telecommuting and teleworking are some of the bywords of working from home...

Exercising with laptop stand desk stationary bike

Workout Exercises for Laptop Stand Desk Users

Exercising even when using laptops is still necessary to have a healthy lifestyle...

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Upper Body Strength Training Made Easy

There are so many ways to enhance one's life and physical health...

Why you should be using standing desks for gaming?

Low Back Pain Relief Tips for Gamers

Not too long ago, computer games were considered nothing more than just a hobby...

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Ergonomic Office Chair Buying Guide: Things You Should Consider

You spend a significant amount of time seated in front of your screen...

An Ergonomic Laptop Stand Desk in use

Best Ergonomic Laptop Stand Desk Health Benefits

 An ergonomic laptop stand desk can improve posture and prevents back and neck pain...

Your Stand On Your Child’s Posture

Your Stand On Your Child’s Posture

Your child's posture matters...

How to Choose the Perfect Office Desk

The Ultimate Buying Guide for Office Desks

Your sofa might be an important piece of furniture in your life but nothing is as important as your office desk...

Writing

A Day in the Life of a Writer

Calvin has been a writer for ten years...

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard St

Tabletop Activities For Your Little One With The Height Adjustable Whiteboard Standing Desk

Learning should never be boring...

A woman with back pain

Reasons Why Posture Matters for Productivity and Health

Good posture is crucial for more than simply maintaining an appealing physique...

A man in pain

9 Tips to Use Standing Desks Correctly

Approximately 86% of all full-time workers in the US have a job that requires them to remain seated for hours on end...

Desk stretches to loosen your hips

7 Desk Stretches to Loosen Your Hips

Wake up, get ready for work, work at a desk, walk around a little, and then spend the entire evening sitting...

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Filmmaking with Flexispot

Like most people, Cynthia Olivaria grew up being taught that the ideal life is working for a big company...

Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair

Why You Need the Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair For Your Work Area

Ergonomic chairs are an essential investment for your home office.

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How to Shift to an Ergonomic Lifestyle

When working from home has been the choice of all workers and employers because of the pandemic, you found yourself not ready for it...

How to Keep Your Balance on a Wobble Stool

When you are sitting, how do you manage yourself? 

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Getting the best Ergonomic Chair for a Standing Desk

Getting the right ergonomic chair the standing desk can help improve the health lifestyle of the employee...

Working Table

Ergonomic Furniture for Work

Do you stay in one place for very long periods everyday?

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Mas

The Five Love Languages Through Playing Video Games and How Every Parent Can Master It

Express your love for your little gamer with the 5 love languages...

Gaming

Benefits of Gaming Chairs

Gaming for hours on end is a dream for many and an actual career for some...

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Untangle the Tangled Wire with Workstation S1W

The statistic shows that more people get injured from slipping, falling, or the simplest yet the most common injury...

How ergonomics can help you become a better professional

The Science of Ergonomics: Why Does It Matter for WFH Professionals

When working from home has you sitting behind a desk for a long time, you might think that you will regret doing this as you grow old...

The Beauty Guru's Beauty Room

The Beauty Guru's Beauty Room

Beauty is their duty and their room is their sanctuary...

The desk that serves as a workout buddy.

Bamboo Standing Desk: An Effective Workout Buddy

 I personally have the problem of shedding extra layers of fat on my chest, arms, and belly...

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Steer Clear of Neck and Shoulder Soreness at Work With These Tips

Do you feel as energized as you did when you first arrived at the office after a long day at your desk?

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Ergonomic Home Office Setup for Avoiding Back Pain at Work

Spending most of your time at home can be taxing, especially if you are working at home...

Stretches for back and shoulder pain

7 Easy Stretches for Back and Shoulder Pain

Whether you work in the office or from home, there’s a good chance that you sit at the desk all day long with a bad posture that may increase stress in the shoulders and back...

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

The Right Office Furniture For The Writer

It is more fun to write if you have the right office furniture.

A man working on an iMac in the office

Top 5 Office Products to Alleviate Back Pain

Stiff neck and back pain isn’t something you thought you’d be dealing with in your 20s or 30s.

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The New Workplace

The old world seemed like a dream...

Picture Perfect Workstation

Picture Perfect Workstation

Loving the aesthetically-pleasing workstations you see all over your social media feed? Click on to know how you can achieve  it the workspace of your dreams!

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Five Signs That You Need to Change Your Workstation Chair

As you depend on your body for different activities in your life, you should be carefully considering your life choices.

Go Hit Your Fitness Goals With The Perfect Exercise Products

Go Hit Your Fitness Goals With These Perfect Exercise Equipment

Having a hard time hitting your fitness goals? Then these are the equipment that can help you achieve it!

Spine Health

Best Adjustable Standing Desk for People with Scoliosis

I found out I have scoliosis when I was eight.

Getting the Right Ergonomic Office Chair

The benefits of having a good ergonomic chair will greatly improve your posture and prevent back problems.

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Best Home Office Desk for Lower Back Pain

“There are many reasons why you need a standing desk in your office—in our case, well, a home office,” said Andrew Barber, a young business owner from Texas

A man performs a basic shoulder stretch at the gym.

How To Avoid Shoulder Pain in the Office

In case you didn't know, your shoulder is made up of a few joints that are connected to various muscles and tendons...

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Why Ergonomists Recommend Chairs with Lumbar Support

Whether you are studying at University, working in an office or working from home via technology one thing is certain you are spending a majority of the work day in some type of chair. Whether the chair is an office chair, desk chair, gaming chair, accent chair, bean bag chair, papasan chair, massage chair, ergonomic chair or egg chair their sole purpose is to provide a chair for which to sit.

While this is true, it is imperative to understand that sometimes a chair is not just a chair. Each chair is not created equal. Short term comfort cannot replace the effects associated with long term pain. This is why it is so important to create a workspace that is ergonomically correct to prevent these preventable symptoms.

By the end of that work day, if you don’t have the appropriate lumbar support you may notice that you are suffering from low back pain, neck pain and/or headaches. It is essential that you have the appropriate lumbar support with your office chair to ensure that your posture is correct. Having the appropriate posture helps alleviate that unwanted pain.

Ergonomists are specialists who conduct research on the study of Ergonomics. Proper ergonomics are essential to creating a workspace that will protect your health.

What is Ergonomics ?

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defines ergonomics as the following, “Ergonomics can roughly be defined as the study of people in their working environment. More specifically, an ergonomist designs or modifies the work to fit the worker, not the other way around. The goal is to eliminate discomfort and risk of injury due to work. In other words, the employee is our first priority in analyzing a workstation” ( UNC-CH, 2020).

Ergonomics means creating a workspace environment around the individual, not the other way around. It provides a workspace uniquely created to you for which your individual physiology is taken into consideration

The Impact of Wearing a Heavy Backpack

The Impact of Wearing a Heavy Backpack

Schools are opening again. Before you send your child to school with a loaded backpack, you have to know how this back-to-school essential can affect a child's spine. 

Facts You Should Know About Low Back Strain

It’s no easy dealing with lower back strain from time to time, and I think anyone can agree with it. 8 out of 10 people have this dull ache in the back, either from waking up in the morning or probably due to an unhealthy sedentary lifestyle.

So what does low back strain feels like? If you feel this pain and stiffness in the back, in the buttocks, legs, and back of the thigh, and sometimes it worsens when you bend or stretch, then you probably are experiencing a low back strain.

We may have these myths on our head on the causes of how we get the lower back strain, but to dig deeper into the issue, we’ve written down a list of causes and simple at-home treatment you can do to ease yourself with these back troubles.

3 Major Causes of Low Back Strain

Extreme Physical Activity. Gym buffs and those who carry a lot usually experience the low back strain from time to time. Too much stress, especially when you’re lifting something heavy, can form tiny tears in a muscle, known as a muscle strain, which is a very common form of back injury. Learn some proper ways of lifting heavy load without causing pain the back.

Poor Sleeping Position or Inappropriate Mattress Bed. There are two types of mattresses in the market you should consider depending on your preference. However, for those experiencing low back strain, it’s highly recommended to get a memory foam mattress and avoid sleeping on your stomach as much as possibl

Top ergonomic tips for your spine health

Does your back hurt? Probably. If we are being honest, the human back is a travesty. If you sit down, it hurts. If you sleep, it hurts. If you do backbreaking work, it doesn't break, but it hurts. In fact, if you exist in any capacity whatsoever, your back probably hurts.

Why is that though? Why do you feel back pain? (If you don't already, you'll most likely feel it very soon). Well, the answer is fairly simple. You don't care enough for your spine. Good posture is something that a lot of people like to ignore, but the truth remains that if you don't maintain good posture, your back will most likely hurt. A lot.

That's why, today, we'll be looking at some tips to help you make the right choices when it comes to your spine health.

Keep Moving

If you're interested in protecting your spine throughout the day, you need to constantly be on the move. Now, this isn't to say that you should be restless, but you shouldn't be in one position for too long. A lot of people spend so much unnecessary time in a chair, and that hurts your spine. Do things instead. Go for a walk during lunch break. Walkabout for a while. Just stay active.

Exercises

It never hurts to stretch your back. Well, sometimes it does hurt, but it's a good kind. However, if you want your stretching to be more effective, you should consider doing it the right way. Exercises like the finger point, neck retraction and "big hug" stretch ensure that you're stretching your back the right way. With these exercises, you can even stretch your back discreetly.

Ensure That Your Workspace Is Ergonomic

One of the worst things you can do for your back is working in an area that is not ergonomic. It will contribute to undue stress on your spine, and that will almost definitely lead to painful backpain.

So how do you make your workspace ergonomic? It's simple, really. First off, you get an ergonomic cha

Try These Back Exercises at Home for Remote Work Relief

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the home office has become the only office for many workers. Some are leaning into the comforts of home and sitting down on the cozy couch or bed with a laptop for the day. Unfortunately, long hours in these positions can cause back pain.

The advantage, however, of working in comfortable clothes and a private space is that you can do back exercises at home to provide some relief. We’ll start below with tips for pain prevention and continue with a back pain exercise plan you can work into your new routine.

Advice for Work from Home Pain Prevention

Aim for proper posture. It may be tempting to sit on the sofa or even in bed, but selecting an ergonomic chair and desk is best. Sit with feet flat on the floor, legs at a 90-degree angle, and head, neck and spine aligned. Adjust the monitor so that your eyes align with the top – avoid angling head and neck downward, as this puts strain on the back.

Avoid being sedentary. Get up and move for a few minutes every hour. Even better, use a height adjustable desk to switch up your body position while you work. Proper posture for standing work is similar to that of seated work – just bring your legs into alignment with the head, neck and spine.

Exercises to Relieve Back Pain

The focus of many of these exercises if strengthening the core, so they’re beneficial for anyone. Even if you aim for correct posture, back pain can still creep in. Try these back exercises at home to heal, recover and strengthen.

-Partial Crunch

For partial crunches, lie on the floor with knees bent and feet flat. Use your hands to support the back of your neck, or cross your arms over your chest. Inhale, and

home office standing desks WFH

Desk Or Tables, Which Is The Best for your home office?

How to choose between a desk and a table for your home office working space. 

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Top 10 Yoga Exercises For Disturbing Back Pain

These are the ten best Yoga poses for back pain relief

How To Cultivate Habits That Prevent Spine Discomfort

These are the best sitting postures to avoid and prevent lower back spine injuries. 

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Checking your child for Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a disorder that affects the spine. It is defined by doctors as a sideways curvature that affects the spine and often occurs during the growth spurt that happens just before puberty. What this tells us is that prepubescent children are the ones mostly affected by this disease.

A woman is hanging upside down

How Does Hanging Upside Down Affect My Body

The purported spinal benefits of hanging upside down may come with some risks, but the FlexiSpot’s electric height-adjustable desk can help conquer neck and back strains and keep your spine anatomy and function at the optimum level. 

a man with Kyphosis

What Is Kyphosis?

What is Kyphosis and how can standing desks and desk bikes help in preventing it. 

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Back and Abdominal Muscle Exercises

Maintaining back heal is very important. Your back is not something that can be replaced, therefore it is important to maintain its health and strength. Back pain is very common, if you do not have back pain episodes already then it is a good time to begin your back health journey of back and abdominal strengthening. The exercises do not take a long time to perform. Trying to avoid being sedentary is imperative, therefore a desk bike is a great way to maintain activity. By having a desk bike it would be beneficial to have if you do not have time to perform the exercises some days, you will be able to work and perform exercises at the same time. Multitasking becomes key in busy days because we can easily forget about our health and wellbeing. 

A man is runing

The New Therapy For Back Pain

Exercise, as much as it is an essential activity that is supposed to be integrated into our daily lives, it is not also given so much cognizance. Sometimes, we find ourselves following the path to getting fit or loosing weight, but at some point we tend to drop the drive to get our fitness back on track, and we end up not continuing or just stop the whole activity. Its important to remember that exercising regularly has a lot of benefit that has been proven to be beneficial to everyone.

Tennis balls are a great tool for massage which helps to stretch the muscles

Massage and Ergonomics for Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons one is not able to participate in activities of daily living, misses work, and/or goes to their doctor for evaluation. 

A woman is running for keeping health

5 Ways Motion Causes Low Back Pain

Preventing back pain from happening and/or helping current back pain may benefit from lifestyle modifications whether at home and/or at work.

standing desk of FlexiSpot

Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

A woman feels her lower back pain

Early Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is a very common complaint among patients of all ages.When you have back pain, it is worthwhile to figure out what is the reasoning you have back pain so then you are able to know what needs to actually be modified for early treatment.

A woman feels shoulder pain

4 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain Between Shoulder Blades

The shoulders have to shoulder a lot of daily bodily movements. Shoulder pain might be something obvious like an injury or something like an underlying disease.

An employee feels low back pain

The Link Between Bad Posture and Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem and bad posture is often the cause. Most of the time pain related to posture is brought on by repetitive activities, strain, and tension. Improving our alignment helps the body work more easily and is an effective back pain treatment approach.

Worker with chronic back pain.

A Guide for Employees Living With Chronic Pain

Many Americans live with health issues, including managing chronic pain at work. Living with chronic pain is a challenge, but it can be overcome. 

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Why You Get Upper Back Pain After Running

Running is great for your cardiovascular fitness. However, if you run improperly, you may experience upper back pain after running. 

Doing the Superman back strengthening exercise can protect your back from pain

5 Exercises to Help Strengthen Your Back

Back strengthening exercises can help reduce or eliminate back pain. 

Doctor writing a prescription.

Can My Doctor Prescribe a Standing Desk?

One common question from health-conscious workers is, "Do I need a doctor's note for standing desk requests to my employer?" No, but it can help your case. 

Try back sleeping to alleviate back pain.

Why You Should Learn How to Sleep On Your Back

How to learn to sleep on your back can be as easy as a commitment and a few good pillows. 

Driving with sciatic nerve pain

Driving With Sciatica Tips

One of the exacerbating factors of sciatic pain is sitting for long periods of time, especially while driving. Here are a few driving with sciatica tips.

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Can You Use Medical Marijuana for Back Pain?

Considering medical marijuana for back pain? Here's what you should know. 

Dollars and cents

How Much Does It Cost to See a Chiropractor?

The average cost of chiropractic visit depends on the chiropractor's education level, experience and access to specialized medical equipment. 

Woman sitting at her work desk looking happy and pain-free.

How to Sit Comfortably With Sciatica

The best sitting position for sciatica is standing. 

A black bra with a fabric measuring tape.

6 Bra Shopping Tips to Help Relieve Back Pain

Got back pain from bra line areas? The right bra type and fit can make a world of difference. Here's how to find it. 

Does spinal decompression work?

Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Spinal decompression is a treatment that has its critics and its champions. So, we ask the question, "does spinal decompression work?" 

Sitting at your desk.

The Best Sitting Position for Lower Back Pain

FInding the best sitting position for lower back pain can make your days at the office enjoyable. It doesn't require fanc equipment either. 

Woman receiving a lower back massage

Getting Just the Right Massage Technique for Lower Back Pain

Many people turn to deep tissue massage for lower back pain when other interventions don't work. Learn more about what to focus on here. 

Woman with poor posture

Fixing Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fixing anterior pelvic tilt takes time, but you can use exercises and stretches to help put your pelvis back into proper alignment. 

Group exercising on vibrating machines

Shake If Off: The Health Benefits of Vibration Therapy

The benefits of vibration massage can include relief from back pain. 

A man receives a deep tissue massage at a spa.

How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work? What to Know Before You Go

Wondering how does deep tissue massage work? Like its name suggests, this technique reaches the deeper layers of tissue, but it's not right for everyone. 

FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Series

4 Back-Friendly Reasons the ACA Endorses the FlexiSpot ClassicRiser Series

The ACA granted FlexiSpot its full endorsement for all four sit-stand desk models in the ClassicRiser series. 

Man performing deadlift

Three Movements, Three Workarounds: How to Protect Your Spine While Lifting Weights

It's important to know how to protect your back when lifting weights both to prevent injury and to maximize desired results. 

Sitting too long can cause back pain

You Won't Believe What Sitting All Day Actually Does to Your Butt

What can you do if you experience pain in your buttocks when sitting for long periods? 

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Are Your Genes to Blame for Your Back Problems?

Certain genetic changes may boost your likelihood of developing a congenital spinal deformity or other painful spinal problems. 

A spine doctor shows his patient a specific area of the back on a skeleton model

Talking Back: How to Describe Back Pain to Your Doctor

To get the right treatment, you'll need to know who to see for back pain and how to describe it at the appointment. These tips can help. 

Male doctor performing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on female patient

What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

There's no need to wonder, "What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?" any longer. Use this guide to learn if OMT can help you. 

Woman sleeps on plane while flying

Flying With Back Pain: Protecting Your Spine While Traveling

If you're flying with back pain, here are some tips on how to make your travel more comfortable. 

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