- May 1st, 2010
No pregnancies. And no heels.How to prevent and ease everyday aches
Wintertime can wreak havoc on your poor back—whether you’re shoveling snow, slipping on the icy sidewalk, or signing up for activities like sledding or skiing.
- December 1st, 2009
A good friend of mine summed up back pain accurately and concisely: “I had it once and prayed to the heavens that it would never happen to me again.”
On my couch, flat on my back, ice pack covering my lower back, barely able to move without torment, I could relate.
One woman's mission to cure her aching back - without surgery or drugs.By Meghan Rabbitt
- July 1st, 2009
When back pain strikes, you may be tempted to grab an ice pack and hit the couch. Instead, pick up a couple dumbbells and hit the gym. A new study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that those with chronic back problems reported a 60 percent improvement in pain and in their ability to function after a 16-week exercise regimen that included resistance training.By Meghan Rabbitt
- June 1st, 2009
Whether you overdid it at the gym or lugged a much-too-heavy bag, your body will let you know when you’ve pushed it too far.By Meghan Rabbitt
- April 1st, 2008
While 14-year-old Emily Bowman of Colleyville, Texas, was doing sprints during soccer practice, she bent down to touch the field and turn around—and when she couldn’t stand up again, she knew she’d hurt herself badly.
By Meghan Rabbitt