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What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

What’s Causing Your Upper Back Pain?

As a rule, upper back pain is unusual, since the upper back is structurally stronger than the lower back and also isn’t as mobile, due to being connected to the rib cage. This lack of motion affords it some protection against the bending-twisting types of injury you might sustain in

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

Attend to Posture and Body Mechanics to Prevent Dowager’s Hump

“Dowager’s hump” is a term commonly used to describe an abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the upper back (hyperkyphosis). A curved back shifts your center of gravity forward, making it difficult to balance and increasing your fall risk, according to Polly de Mille, RN, RCEP, CSCS, USAT, Clinical

Choose the Right Exercises to Increase Bone Strength

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can happen to anyone, but the risks increase if you are one or more of the following: female, Caucasian, postmenopausal, older, small in stature, getting insufficient calcium and/or vitamin D, and physically inactive.

You can’t do anything about gender, ethnicity, age, or body frame, but you can

Frontline: Hysterectomy; Metabolic Syndrome; and Hot Flashes

Explore Other Options Before Undergoing a Hysterectomy
Researchers who analyzed data on more than 3,300 women who had undergone a hysterectomy found that nearly 20 percent had benign (non-cancerous) conditions for which other, less invasive treatment may have been more appropriate. The findings were published in the January 2015 issue of

Dos and Don’ts for Strengthening Bones If You Have Osteoporosis

If you’ve lost bone mass due to osteoporosis, you need to do all you can to preserve and build the bone you have.
This means regularly engaging in an exercise program that includes resistance and balance training, as well as low-to-moderate intensity aerobic activity, depending on the severity of

Improving Posture Helps Correct and Prevent Dowager’s Hump

“Dowager’s hump” is a colloquial term commonly used to describe an abnormal outward curvature of the spine in the upper back (hyperkyphosis) that affects anywhere from 20 to 40 percent of women and men over age 55. In addition to looking unsightly, a curved back shifts your center of gravity

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