Tag Archives: American

New Device Uses Technology to Improve Posture

Need back pain relief? There’s now an app for that. Literally. A new device called LUMOBack is a sensor that provides a gentle vibration to remind you to sit or stand straight when you start to slouch. It is worn on your lower back and the sensor connects wirelessly to your smart phone and tracks […]

Rethinking Back Pain Treatments

Recent studies are challenging traditional attitudes about treating back pain. For many years, the typical treatment for sciatica was bed rest—and lots of it. But new research from Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands, is debunking that long-held notion, finding that immobility does little to improve the back pain associated with the condition. Symptoms of […]

Back Pain, Mind over Matter

There is no doubt that back pain afflicts modern man in epidemic proportions. Other than colds and flu, it is the top reason people visit their medical doctors. It is estimated Americans that suffer from back pain on average spend more than $6000 per year on care and treatment including office visits, X-rays, MRIs, prescription […]