If you suffer from back pain you are not alone, “By one estimate, 80 percent of Americans will experience low-back pain at least once during their lifetime”. Although a typical problem of aging, anyone can develop back pain including children. Causes of back pain are many and range from over-activity, pregnancy, to arthritis and disk issues including disk degeneration. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to visit their doctors. “One frustration for doctors is the lack of an objective diagnostic test”. Learn about the EVMS Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s effort to develop an objective diagnostic test by reading the article “A new way to measure back pain” in the latest edition of the EVMS Magazine
Discover additional information about back pain by visiting the links below;
10 Tips for a Healthy Back (North American Spine Society)
Gardening and Your Health: Protecting Your Knees and Back (Virginia Cooperative Extension)
Back Pain (MedlinePlus)
Back Pain (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)
Back Pain In-Depth Report (New York Times)
Have fun in your garden this Spring! Have fun Spring cleaning?! And remember to lift with your knees!
This blog is about consumer health topics of interest to the general public and a vehicle to promote the Edward E. Brickell Medical Sciences Library and library outreach events.
Ruth Smith, MLIS