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How to Manage Low Back Pain When Homebound

Being homebound—because of illness, disability, or more recently, because of the stay-at-home orders—can exacerbate low back pain. In this article, I'll discuss what people can do about it, including a detailed exercise tutorial video and a table layout for a rehabilitation schedule.

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Is Surgery Necessary to Relieve Back Pain?

Back pain is a very common problem. This article explains ways to prevent having a back problem. It also discusses various kinds of back surgeries and what to expect during the procedure and in recovery.

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My Top 3 Neck and Upper Back Exercises for Desk Workers

My top 3 exercises to strengthen the neck and upper back muscles and to reduce discomfort from desk work and other activities that require sustained downward gaze and forward use of the arms.

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Treatment for Chronic Back Pain: Facet Injections and Radiofrequency Ablation

Chronic lower back and neck pain can be quite debilitating, impacting your ability to perform daily activities and work duties. Facet injections are a good option for pain that is unresponsive to therapy.

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How to Manage Shoulder Pain and Regain Range of Motion

With a shoulder injury or shoulder condition, you should prioritize pain management and gentle movements. Doing too much too soon can work against you. Use of ice and passive exercises explained.

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Computer Ergonomics Tips for Desk Workers

My experience with computer workstation ergonomics started when my occupational therapy practice shifted to clients with arm complaints. I realized the majority were desk workers. Ergonomics was always an issue.