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Learn about the mechanics of the spine, lifting, sitting and other activities, and how they can prevent injury. Get tips on lifestyle activities such as exercise that can greatly reduce your risk of pain and injury!
  1. Exercise For Back Pain (6)
  2. Ergonomics (40)

How Does Being a Smoker Affect Your Back?
Did you know that spine pain is one of the possible health effects of smoking?

Keep the Back Pain Away
Simple things can work wonders when it comes to maintaining an already healthy spine. This is called preventative maintenance, and its equivalent is an old saying you may have heard: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Safe Lifting Technique
In the garden, at work or at home, using safe lifting techniques is an effective way to prevent back pain. this step-by-step illustrated guide will show you how.

Unsafe Lifting Techniques - Lifting Techniques to Avoid
Poor lifting technique can cause back injury or neck strain. Using unsafe lifting techniques can also make an existing back injury worse. This gallery presents three images (and explanations) on some potentially dangerous positions you should NOT use when lifting an object.

Preventing Whiplash - Placement of Car Head Rest to Prevent Whiplash
Head and neck positioning have been linked to whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end accident. Find out where - and why - to position your head and the car head rest to absorb the forces of impact to prevent whiplash. Positioning of your head and neck and car head rest is a simple prevention technique that - in the event of an rear end impact - may help you to avoid neck pain later.

Quick Tips
Back Pain Prevention - Tips for Preventing Back Pain

Preventative Medicine - Exercise!
About's A.D.A.M. Healthcare Center tells us why exercise is great preventative medicine.

Preventative Medicine - Lose Weight with Exercise!
About's A.D.A.M Healthcare Center offers the basic rules of losing weight with exercise.

Smoking and Degenerative Disk Disease
Researchers have found a possible link between smoking and degenerative disk disease.

How to Sit with Good Posture
Sitting with good posture may help you avoid back pain, neck pain or other muscle pain. Learn how to sit with good posture.

CAM
CAM, or complementary and alternative medicine, is a grouping of health systems that is growing in popularity. Although there is some medical research on CAM, the amount is much less than for conventional medicine.

What Type of Doctor Should You See for Back or Neck Pain?
The decision as to which type of doctor to see for your back or neck pain depends on what type of back pain you have and if you have been referred to a spine specialist.

15 Free or Low Cost Solutions to Your Neck or Back Pain
Back pain is one of those things that lends itself to being proactive. Experts estimate that 8026352400f back pain resolves itself without medical care. I attribute this to the fact that most back pain is musculoskeletal and postural in nature. This is the type of back pain we can do something about. Whether you're naturally frugal or you're just tired medical treatment that yields little or no improvement in your condition, low cost solutions may be something your doctor would suggest anyway.

The Daily Spine - 3 Computer Work Break Ideas
Work breaks may help avoid neck pain and back aches. If you need ideas for a work break or computer break try these.

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