Truck Driver Back Pain Relief: Can Anything Be Done?

By Steve Hefferon, CMT, CPRS A survey we ran a few years ago showed trucking is one of the top five professions at risk of back pain. Besides the heavy lifting required of many drivers as they load and unload cargo, hours of full-body vibration while sitting behind the wheel of a big rig for hours at a time increase th … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Man Learns SURPRISING Reason for His Back Pain

A New Jersey man has recently experienced what’s got to be one of the most shocking reasons for back pain on record. At around 2 am early one Sunday morning, the 42-year-old man (who remains unnamed) went out on his porch to smoke a cigarette. A stranger asked him for a light, to which he declined. A fight ensued, the stran … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Being Overweight Causes Back Pain

And the 3 Most Effective Ways to STOP It As people gain weight, we’re not just adding extra pounds to our waistlines. We’re adding undue stress to our supporting structures, like joints, the spinal cord, ligaments, tendons, muscles and organs. That added pressure often leads to completely unnecessary pain. And according t … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Heat and Back Pain

7 Essential Tips for MAXIMUM Relief If you ever experience back pain, you may instinctively reach for a hot water bottle, heating pad or even simply a warm blanket to provide soothing relief. As you might already suspect, heat has been scientifically proven to provide pain relief in people with low back pain.[i] Studies sho … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Bonus Audio: 7 Back Pain Mistakes

7 Back Pain Mistakes which ones are Keeping You in Pain By Jesse Cannone Creator of the International Best-Seller "Lose the Back Pain" losethebackpain.com In working with tens of thousands of clients over the years, we here at the Healthy Back Institute have found that there are a number of common mistakes people make in … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Doctor Shortage: How It Affects You

  As the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) looms on the horizon, doctors, medical experts and patients alike are all worried: how is the already frail healthcare network going to handle an influx of 32 million newly insured patients? Worries include much longer waiting periods for appointments… more crowded emerge … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Is the 5-Second Rule True?

If you drop a piece of food on the floor, the ‘5-second rule’ states that it’s safe to eat as long as you pick it up within 5 seconds. But is this rule, a favorite on schoolyards, really true? … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Steroid Injections for Back Pain — Warning Update

Last year about 14,000 people received steroid injections for back pain that were tainted with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, a type of black mold that can lead to fungal meningitis. To date, 58 people died and 745 were sickened by the contaminated injections, but even now some related spinal infections are still being u … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

8 Weird Causes of Back Pain and Neck Pain

Sometimes the cause of your back and neck pain is obvious, such as a car accident or sports injury. More often, however, the cause remains a mystery, even as the pain gradually builds with time or inexplicably comes on overnight. … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,