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Back Pain and Pregnancy: Ways to Minimize Strain

Back pain is a common complaint for pregnant women. As you gain weight, your center of gravity shifts forward. To avoid falling forward you compensate by leaning back, which can strain the muscles in your lower back. Laura Damrow, certified nurse midwife at Mayo Clinic Health System in Tomah, says, "In [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Tai chi: A gentle way to fight stress The gentle movements of tai chi reduce stress and offer other health benefits. Back pain at work: Preventing pain and injury Whether it's dull or sharp, back pain can make it hard to concentrate on your job. Learn [...]

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Monday's Housecall

THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Dust mite allergy Does dusting make you sneeze or have a runny nose? Learn the symptoms and treatments of a dust mite allergy and find ways to cope. Aerobic exercise: Top 10 reasons to get physical Need inspiration to work out? Consider the top 10 benefits [...]

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Low Back Pain Usually Can Be Managed Without Surgery

Low Back Pain Usually Can Be Managed Without Surgery July 27, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: What treatment options are available for low back pain? Who's a good candidate for surgery? Answer: A variety of treatments are available for low back pain. In most cases, back pain is best managed without [...]

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Devices Help Reduce Severe, Chronic Nerve Pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — September 20, 2012.  When severe chronic nerve pain doesn't respond to medication, surgery or physical therapy, implanted devices may provide relief, according to the September issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. In one type of device, electrical pulses are directed along a nerve to block or override [...]

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Spinal Stenosis Could be the Source of Persistent Back Pain

ROCHESTER, Minn. — When back pain is persistent or slowly worsens, spinal stenosis may be the culprit, according to the January issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing in one or more areas of the spine. Different types of problems can reduce the space within the [...]

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Marathon After Back Surgery

Lower back pain is very common. If you lift, bend or twist wrong, you can pull a muscle, pinch a nerve or even cause a herniated disc. Many times those injuries will get better on their own. Sometimes you need surgery. Here's a story about a woman with debilitating back [...]

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