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spine

Do more for your core

Variations of the plank, bird dog and leg extension can strengthen your body—minus the anguish and agony.

Patient Story

The best little man

This 11-year-old gained great wisdom from the seat of a wheelchair. His indomitable spirit and quick smile lift up all those he encounters.

4 moves to bolster your back

These key exercises can help you zero in on the critical muscle groups needed to enhance overall back strength.

Plight of the astronaut: Back pain

New research suggests explorers experience loss of spinal muscle and gain of fatty tissue during long forays in space.

Researchers: Mind your spine

Yoga, cognitive behavioral therapy and various meditative practices could help back pain sufferers find relief.

The sitting epidemic

Could corporate America keep employees from having their butts glued to their chairs for nine to 10 hours a day?

Heads up: Beware of text neck

Your phone may be smart, but how you’re using it may not be.

Neck hazards: Football, cycling, lifting

Proper gear is essential to mitigate harm, but you should always know your athletic abilities and avoid placing yourself at unnecessary risk, doctors say.

Straight talk: Proper posture pays

At work and in life, the surest route to less pain and more gain? Sound body mechanics.

A zap for back pain

Newly proposed technique aims electrical pulses at irritated nerves around the spinal cord, bringing relief to chronic pain.

Natural fit for chronic back pain: Yoga

Study finds yoga can lead to small improvements in back pain—as well as small to moderate improvements in function.

‘Miracle’ fix for hard-to-cure back pain

Spinal cord stimulators, a fast-improving technology, often provide major relief.

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