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Back Injury Frustrates Tiger Woods

Back Injury Frustrates Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is unsure whether his back pain will allow him to play in the Masters, less than two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said. “That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this.” Woods, off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, has been troubled…

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How Yoga Helps the Back

How Yoga Helps the Back

Did you know yoga can help your back? Check out the healing benefits of yoga, poses and why yoga helps the back at http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/yoga-pilates-tai-chi/how-yoga-helps-back Physical Benefits of Yoga Exercises: Strengthening from holding yoga poses Stretching and relaxation from yoga Posture, balance, and body alignment through yoga Awareness of the body through yoga Mental Benefits of Yoga Exercises: Increases concentration Decreases stress…

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Posture Exercise for Upper Back

Posture Exercise for Upper Back

Having good posture not only makes you feel better, but it can make you look thinner. Working at a computer creates the inevitable battle to slouch at every opportunity you get. The exercise demonstrated below from Equinox trainer Lauren is the perfect way to combat bad posture. It strengthens the upper back muscles and tones the back of the shoulder.…

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Woman with remote control spine

Woman with remote control spine

Talk about revolutionary. Deirdre McDonnell, diagnosed with scoliosis as a newborn baby, became the first adult fitted with a remote-control spine. The 34-year old now has 130 degrees ‘C’ shaped spine surgeons decided to try the pioneering MAGEC rod operation by inserting magnetic rods into her spine. The MAGEC procedure or magnetic expansion control system involves screwing rods into the…

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7 Unexpected Reasons for Back Pain

7 Unexpected Reasons for Back Pain

Back pain is very prevalent among Americans. So prevalent that 20 percent will say they are living with back pain now, 40 percent will have had it in the past year, and 80 percent will have had back pain in the course of their lives. While the cause of back pain often comes from spinal stenosis or arthritic wear and…

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