Take The Pain Out Of Work

InventHelp® Introduces an Accessory Designed to Relieve Back Pain (CCT-718)

Repetitive-motion injuries hurt — both physically and financially. Consider: The lifetime cost of carpal tunnel syndrome is about $30,000 per person, the National Institutes of Health reports. Research also shows that people with bad backs rack up 60% more in medical bills than their healthier colleagues and that the average worker experiencing muscle, tendon, ligament, or bone pain (not including backaches) loses 5 hours a week in productivity. Says Brad Hutchins, an ergonomist in Thousand Oaks, Calif.: “That can be just as costly as missing days in the office.” You’re most at risk if you often work from home. Cornell ergonomics professor Alan Hedge found that at-home computer usage was the biggest predictor of a work-related strain injury, increasing the likelihood by 50%. Notes Hedge: “Even full-time office workers now spend an average of six to eight hours a week working at home.” Not in a position to blow $1,000 to $2,000 on an ergonomically correct desk chair? No worries. As the strategies below show, you don’t have to spend a lot to get relief. Take advantage of free fixes. Be smarter about how you work, Hutchins advises. To alleviate strain, stretch and walk for at least a minute or two every half-hour, change your posture frequently, and take periodic minute-long typing breaks during which you rest or stretch your fingers. Also call your HR department to see if your company has an occupational health or ergonomics consultant — most large employers do — and ask to have your office setup evaluated, says Mary Tavarozzi, a director at Towers Watson. If you have a regular work-at-home arrangement, your firm may also pick up part or all of the tab for a chair with better back support or for other ergonomically helpful office equipment.
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Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 An inventor from Cincinnati, Ohio, has developed an accessory designed to Relieve back pain and provide support. The Comfy Control Pad increases comfort when sleeping, or relaxing on a chair or couch. The design provides relief from back pain, which eliminates the need to purchase a new mattress or specialized furniture. Easy and convenient to use, it packs well for use when traveling and is producible in design variations. When asked about his idea, the inventor explained, “I was inspired to develop my idea in order to help people who suffer from chronic back pain, but can’t afford to replace their mattress and furniture. My invention provides back pain relief by providing just the right amount of pressure, increasing the user’s comfort.” The original design was submitted to the Cincinnati office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 12-CCT-718, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp’s Invention Submission Services at http://www.InventHelp.com/ . For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/InventHelp/Back-Pain-Relief/prweb11052519.htm
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Sex and back pain to be spotlighted during Dr. Oz’s premiere week

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Sex and Relationships Examiner: There has been a great emphasis on sex and relationships during this afternoons conversation? I see an upcoming segment on the best sex positions for back pain is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11. Can you tease a little for the readers? Dr. Oz: Well one thing were doing this year, you know, Ive been – Ive had a wonderful time for the last four years talking to folks about the meat and potatoes of health . But I also recognize that theres some sort of awkward conversations that we need to have that are often enjoyable to witness, but you have to have peoples trust to go there. So I think weve earned the trust in our fifth year and this is a very common problem that people ask me about. They want to have sex but they have chronic back pain. So how do they deal with it? So you have to, in a tasteful way, and I think we do it on the show, take a couple and have them demonstrate the positions with a physical therapist, who shows why each of the positions could be beneficial if the man has back pain or if the woman has back pain. It, you know, it is a visually arresting scene to watch it happen.
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Back pain treatment often not in line with guidelines

Muscle imbalances the tug of war inside your body: Were born with well-balanced bodies, but rarely do they stay that way. Over time, we tend to favor one side of our bodies, and with repetitive activities, we often create imbalances by working some muscles too much while underutilizing others. Sitting is one way of creating imbalance, but various activities writing, eating, cleaning, cooking, laundry in which we favor one hand over the other can, too. Lack of muscle use: Unlike other machines, which wear out the more theyre used, the human body grows stronger the more you use it. When you dont use all of your muscles regularly, the muscles that keep the body balanced wither. Loss of muscle flexibility: Women who frequently walk with high heels often suffer a variety of problems as a result. One problem is the shortening of the calf muscle. Imagine the muscle as a rubber band that extends from the back of your knee to your heel. When you wear high heels, the rubber band shortens and, over time, the muscle adapts to this contracted position. When you take off the heels, the calf muscle will feel pulled. This frequently happens to other muscles in the body, throwing off body balance. About Jesse Cannone Jesse Cannone is a leading back-pain expert with a high rate of success for those he consults.
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6 Surprising Causes of Back Pain nd Simple Steps for Relief

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The researchers had information on about 24,000 visits, which represented a total of 440 million appointments across the U.S. During that span, they found the proportion of patients prescribed Tylenol and NSAIDs dropped from 37 percent to 25 percent. At the same time, the proportion given narcotics rose from 19 percent to 29 percent. About 11 percent of people with back pain had a CT or MRI scan in 2009 and 2010, compared to seven percent in 1999 and 2000. Finally, although the rate of referrals to physical therapy held steady during the study period, the proportion of patients referred to another doctor – likely for surgery or other treatments – doubled from seven to 14 percent, the researchers reported Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Physicians want to offer patients treatments that are going to work sooner and patients are demanding them and sometimes it’s just easier to order the MRI or order the referral,” Landon said. But, he added, “They often lead to things that are unnecessary and expensive and maybe not better in the long run and maybe even worse,” such as surgery or injections that haven’t proven to be effective. According to the National Institutes of Health, eight out of ten people bayview village chiropractic toronto have back pain at some point in their lives. One of the difficulties of treating back pain, Cohen said, is that there are so many possible causes – including disc, joint and nerve problems. He said the strongest evidence supports treating the pain with exercise, including stretching and some aerobic activity. Landon said 95 percent of patients will recover from back pain with a little bit of time and conservative treatment.
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Check with your doctor before doing any exercise.) And if weight gain is your problem, consider making whole grains an essential part of your slim-down plan: A new study from Tufts University found that those who ate three or more servings of whole grains a day had 10 percent less abdominal fat compared with those who ate essentially no whole grains. Surprising Back Pain Causes, Cures Culprit No. 5: The Wrong Bra Large-breasted women obviously carry significantly more weight in front than those who have smaller breasts. This can lead to hunching and sore neck and back muscles, Sinett says. A bra that offers proper support can actually minimize that forward hunch and relieve pain, while one that doesn’t may exacerbate the problem, as you hunch or strain even more to compensate for uncomfortable straps or a riding-up band. Research shows that many women wear the wrong size bra, but the right fit can mean the difference between sagging and supported; get fitted by a bra professional. Prather says you may want to try a T-back (a.k.a. racer-back) style. “It gives the body a cue to pull the shoulders back,” she says.
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