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Experiencing Neck and Back Pain? Warm-Weather Activities To Avoid – Part Two

  
  
  
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In part one of our post on recommended warm-weather activities, we touched on the pain-fighting benefits of strengthening bones, increasing flexibility, building muscle and diminishing stiffness. We provided some back and neck friendly outdoor activity recommendations to enjoy in the month ahead. In this piece, APM experts share insight regarding activities to avoid if you are experiencing back or neck pain. Be sure to use caution when:

How To Start A Spring Walking Program

  
  
  
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**If you are at all unsure of whether a walking program is safe for you, please get medical clearance from your doctor before getting started with the tips below.

Proper Lifting to Avoid Back Pain

  
  
  
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Spring is officially here! For many of us, there are spring projects that need to complete. Whether you are planting your flower garden or cleaning and organizing your garage, it is important to make sure you are lifting and moving objects correctly, so you don’t injury your back.

Experiencing Neck and Back Pain? Recommended Warm Weather Activities – Part One

  
  
  
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Cases of cabin fever are widespread throughout the Midwest as temperatures finally start rising and people begin emerging from their homes in pursuit of fun, warmer-weather activities. If you are someone who suffers from a back or neck condition, it’s likely that you are familiar with the effect weather (or rather the change in weather) may have on your pain. While the change in weather may cause increased pain for some, it brings relief for others. The one common factor presented with warmer months is the increased opportunity to take part in low-impact, physical activities outdoors.

3 Ways For You To Improve Your Health And Decrease Chronic Pain

  
  
  
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Did you know that eating certain foods increases the inflammatory markers in our bodies, while eating others can decrease signs of inflammation? People with acute and chronic pain often have a high amount of inflammation in their joints, muscles and blood. Changing your eating habits can decrease inflammation in your body, increase your energy, help you maintain a healthy weight and allow you to feel better both physically and emotionally.

How Does Back Pain Affect Sleep?

  
  
  

9 Quick Tips For Flying With Chronic Pain

  
  
  
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Are you planning a trip for Spring Break 2015? Whether you are flying to Arizona to enjoy the desert sun or Utah for the skiing, here are 9 must know tips for flying with pain. 

Dreaming of a Better Night’s Sleep? 6 Easy Tips To Get More Zzz’s

  
  
  
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Has managing your pain become a challenge when it comes to settling down for a restful night’s sleep? While sleep plays a critical part in our overall well-being, the good news is that even if you suffer from pain, there are many ways you can improve habits to help get the quality sleep your body needs. Before counting sheep, consider these easy tips:

Daylight Saving Time Sleep and Pain Tips

  
  
  

In preparation for turning the clocks forward this weekend, take a look at our #SpringForward tips to help you get your sleep back on track.

5 Back Pain Facts You Do Not Want To Ignore

  
  
  
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The back may very well be the most complicated structure in the human body with its many bones, joints, ligaments and muscles. This structure is significant in our daily life as we rely on its strength and functionality to perform many physical tasks – even those that are sedentary duties such as sitting at a desk or computer. The health of our back plays a primary role in our ability, or inability to function.

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