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Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Good posture helps stave off neck

Everyone wants to avoid back trouble, but surprisingly few of us manage to escape it. Up to 80 percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives, and each year 15 percent of all adults are treated for such problems as herniated discs, spinal stenosis or lumbar pain.
But back pain is notoriously difficult, and expensive, to fix.
"The treatments are varied, and we don't have great science showing what works best for particular patients," said Dr. Brook I. Martin, an instructor of orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth Medical School. "There are questions about the safety and efficacy of a surprising number of therapies, including some types of surgery."

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