A New Prescription for Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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Treating Back Pain

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Excellus BCBS is using an evidence-based approach to treat back pain. Instead of sending patients to the ER for imaging and surgery, they are sending them to chiropractors and physical therapists. The result: better outcomes and dramatically lower costs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Dr. Lindsay Rae is trained to heal pain using manual therapy. But when a new patient came to her reporting chronic and debilitating low back pain several years ago, she spent their first session talking and listening, without ...

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6 Exercises that Improve Posture and Reduce Back Pain

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Poor posture is an underlying cause of back pain.

Workout at your desk with these stretches that reduce tension, strengthen the back and help prevent slouching.

By Stephanie Mansour, originally posted on NBC News

If you’re sitting at your desk right now — like you do every day for eight-plus hours — there’s a strong chance you feel a twinge of discomfort somewhere.

Maybe it’s your lower back that starts to ache. Or your neck and shoulders ...

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30 Best Exercises For Lower Back Pain

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The increasing amount of time people spend pursuing sedentary activities these days means that lower back pain is an issue which affects pretty much all of us at some point or another. Whether it’s too much time sat hunched over a laptop in the office, or slouched on the sofa watching TV or playing video games, huge numbers of people treat their lumbar spines with absolute contempt.

Fortunately for most, the discomfort that this modern day lifestyle inflicts upon us, can ...

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Neck Pain Manipulation of Your Neck and Upper Back Leads to Quicker Recovery

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Neck pain is very common and fortunately resolves quickly in most individuals. However, in certain cases neck pain can last longer and result in chronic pain, limited neck motion, and disability. In fact, chronic neck pain is the second leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the United States.

Treatments that can quickly reduce pain, increase motion, and improve the ability of the muscles to protect the neck may help decrease long-term disability associated with neck pain. A variety of manual ...

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‘Posture Guru’ Shares Her Tips

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By BECKY WORLEY
June 22, 2015 1:23 PM
Good Morning America (link to article)

Back pain is an epidemic. It could be caused by our more sedentary lifestyle, a few extra pounds around the middle or looking at the phone for hours each day. But Silicon Valley posture guru Esther Gokhale says in non-industrial cultures, back pain is practically non-existent. Why?

She thinks is because our spines have recently changed ...

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