This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

It causes more disability than nearly 300 other conditions worldwide, according to new research, and nearly one in 10 people across the globe suffers from it.

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The 3 Best Back Stretches

Do you suffer from back pain? Try these back stretches from physical therapist Eric Robertson to help keep your muscles spasm-free.

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1 in 7 American Women Prescribed Narcotic Pain Meds During Pregnancy

More than 14 percent of American women take powerful narcotic pain medications during pregnancy, according to a large new study. Since these drugs, which may cause addiction, are so often prescribed to pregnant women, the study authors called for more research to determine how safe they are for unborn babies.

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5 Natural Back Pain Remedies That Work

If you’re prone to back pain, you may already be treating it with OTC medications or trying to prevent it by strengthening your core. Consider these pill-free treatments another weapon in your arsenal.

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4 Surprising Reasons Your Back Hurts

About 80% of people experience back pain at some point. But there are smart steps you can take to avoid it, such as doing specific moves that help prevent back pain, or strengthening your core in general, which helps support your back.

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9 Luggage-Lifting Tips for Safe Travels

Carrying and lifting heavy luggage during the holidays can lead to neck, wrist, back and shoulder pain and injuries unless you take proper safety precautions, an orthopedic surgeon says.

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How to Carry a Heavy Bag without Wrecking Your Body

The best bag is an empty bag — perhaps something that looks sharp slouched off the shoulder or slung low by the hip. But more often than not, our bags are loaded with all sorts of junk that make them heavy pains in the neck (and back). With the back to school season upon us, kids aren’t the only ones having to haul huge backpacks around.

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Move of the Day: Opposite Arm and Leg Reach

Quit saying, “my aching back” and start doing this effective move to strengthen your back. This exercise will help you get stronger and avoid injury, as well as improve your posture.

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