MDH: 83K Seek Chronic Pain Treatment AnnuallyA report from the Minnesota Department of Health reveals that about 83,000 Minnesotans undergo procedures to treat chronic pain each year. The three-year study conducted by the MDH utilized the All Payer Claims Database, created in 2008 under Tim Pawlenty's administration.
Good Question: Does Hunching Over Smartphones Hurt Our Spines?According to one study, people spend an average of 2-4 hours a day hunched over their smartphones, which puts a lot of stress on the spine.
Heavy Snowfall Brings Increased Risk Of InjuriesJohn Egnell knows he can't beat winter, so he joins it. Friday morning, he took care of his own driveway, and then tackled two other driveways for neighbors in Brooklyn Park. He has a snow blower, so he was more than happy to help. "My hands are a little sore just from using a snow blower," Egnell said. "I can't imagine shoveling it all."
Preventing Falls, Back Pain Through ExerciseWe all know that working out is good for your body, but it also can make aging more comfortable.
Spinal Stenosis: A Look At Its Cause And Prevalence Anybody who's suffered back pain (or from spinal stenosis) knows how debilitating it can be.
Cell Phones Could Be A Source Of Neck, Thumb PainIt is estimated Americans spend about 2.7 hours a day on cell phones. All that talking -- and texting -- can literally be a pain in the neck.