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Genetics and Back Pain: Is There a Family Connection?

Genetics and Back Pain: Is There a Family Connection? Back pain affects a majority of people at some point in their lives. Why is that? There’s little doubt among researchers and clinicians that much of the back pain we experience is related to our modern lifestyle. However, recent research suggests that low back pain may…
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What is “Lumbago?”

What is “Lumbago?” When you first hear the word “lumbago”, it probably sounds more like a dance from your grandparents’ generation than a medical condition. However, lumbago is actually a musculoskeletal disorder that is more commonly referred to as low back pain. An estimated 80% of Americans suffer from low back pain at some point…
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Injuries in the Workplace

Musculoskeletal Injuries in the Workplace: What the Statistics Tell Us Musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace account for a full third of all cases of injury and illness that require days off from work in order to recuperate. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) “are injuries or illnesses affecting the connective…
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Chiropractic For Low Back Pain

Ever since we evolved to stand upright on two legs, the lower back has been an anatomical weak point in humans. Rather than body weight being evenly distributed between both arms and legs, the entire upper torso is supported by the lower back, which rests on the pelvic girdle. Although the lower back muscles generally…
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Why Having Good Posture Matters

How many times did we hear from our parents when we were children, “sit up straight”? Our parents were not telling us to do this merely to keep us from looking like a boiled noodle. Good posture is important for a variety of health reasons as well. It helps us to breathe properly, increases concentration,…
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Tips for Cold Weather Exercise – Framingham Chiropractic

No need to be stuck in the gym all winter long! Exercising out in the fresh winter air can be healthy and invigorating. The American Council on Exercise encourages people to get outside to exercise even when the weather is cold, as long as they take proper precautions to avoid hypothermia. Those who have asthma…
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What is Low Level Laser Therapy?

A growing number of studies are demonstrating the therapeutic benefits of using Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) for treating both acute injuries and chronic pain. The treatment uses a painless, non-invasive device that emits infrared or near infrared light in the form of low-level laser beams or light emitting diodes that penetrate the skin to…
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7 Ways to Avoid Back Pain

Dr. Howard Austrager, a Framingham chiropractor, gives you his 7 ways to avoid back pain and what you can do about it. Maintain good posture when sitting or standing. This sounds easy, but there are many ways this can go wrong. Make sure your workstation is setup correctly if you have a desk job. Remember…
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