Monthly Archives: June 2017

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

June 23rd, 2017 (No Comments)

Many people tout the benefits of Yoga for reducing chronic back pain and many studies have shown that physical therapy is more effective than taking pain medication.  So which is more effective, Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain? A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine  finds that yoga was just as good as physical […]

Hormone’s Effect on Back Pain

June 14th, 2017 (No Comments)

Aging is associated with an increased risk for low back pain caused by lumbar disc degeneration in both men and women. A recent study from China suggests that lower estrogen levels after menopause are associated with more severe disc degeneration in women and that hormone replacement therapy, also called HRT or HT, may help. Several […]

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?

June 2nd, 2017 (No Comments)

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?  Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger’s the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints. Such metabolic changes impact upon the cells ability to produce energy, forcing it to generate alternative […]

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